God Bless America
Main web site is now at QSL.NET/W4YDY
Gave up on Suddenlink - Call and put on HOLD and no one answers!
What's New 3/25/2020 Weather in my neighborhood
WITN-TV pictures 1955 - WRAL-TV pictures 1950s
Lemmie, W4QI (SK) 1910-1997)
County lines for Garmin Nuvi
Tarheel Antennas Instruction Manuals
County Hunter Awards
|USACA # 1069 CQ Plaque||5/31/03||3077||7/29/04|
|Endorsed for all SSB on 20M||11/25/13||Master CH Award (BINGO2) #69||6/20/10|
|USACA 2nd Time #342||10/23/04||6154||Master CH Award (BINGO3) #28||6/8/13|
|USACA 3rd Time #212||
|9231||Master CH Award (BINGO4) #13||8/23/17|
|USACA 4th Time #148||7/22/10||12308||USACA 20M Single Band #5||6/1/06|
|USACA 5th Time # 103||10/1/11||15385||Five Star Award #46||5/22/10|
|USACA 6th Time # 47||10/8/13||18462||USA-CW #113||8/14/10|
|USACA 7th Time #24||9/28/15||21539||USA-PA, "K" Prefix # 21||8/4/11|
|Call Combo - 1x3 #17||1/23/15||USA-PA, "N" Prefix # 24||6/14/19|
USACA # 1069 via CQ Magazine. Others by Mobile Amateur
Radio Awards Club (MARAC)
|WAC - 5/28/99
WAS - 9/10/99
DXCC - 2/25/00
WAZ - 7/8/01
Triple Play #1050 - 3/19/14
10-10 # 72671
|Welcome to W4YDY's Home Page.
Check out the WHAT'S NEW page. This page has links to items about Amateur Radio, aviation, space, and other interesting sites.
The W4YDY Mobile page was added 1/16/03. A new mobile radio was installed in September 2002 consisting of an Icom 706MKGII and a Tarheel screwdriver antenna. Page was updated August 2004 with Little Tarheel HP screwdriver antenna. Updated again January 2010 with Tarheel Model 75A. Traded cars August 2015. Radio not installed.
Lemmie, W4QI, (Silent Key), my first cousin, encouraged me to get my Amateur Radio License. He passed away in 1997. He was licensed in 1931 and held the same callsign for 66 years. In 2002, relatives and friends organized the Holland Amateur Radio Society and his old callsign, W4QI, was issued to the club on 5/28/02 with W4YDY as Trustee. See the Internet page I made about him.
Presented with Brightleaf Amateur Radio Club Honorary Life Member award at the 2007 BARC Christmas party. Bios featured in Meet the Member columns in October 1998 and December 2003 issues of BARC Ham Chatter. Click on plaques for larger version.
Presented with Brightleaf Amateur Radio Club 2011 "In Recognition of 14 years Meritorious Service" as Ham Chatter Editor and Web Site Editor. The award was presented at the January 2012 meeting since I was not able to be at the December 2011 Christmas Party.
W4YDY and WN4YDY licensed October 7, 1952, first contact December 25, 1952. Second station call signs: K4IWJ (4/16/56 to 12/8/82) and K5NC (4/12/77 to 12/8/82). Repeater call sign: WR4ACH (7/20/73 to 12/8/82).
Also, check out the page with 49 callsign auto tags starting in 1956.
At the right is a 60 foot Rohn foldover tower with a Mosley TA-33 (bought and first installed in 1960) with the12-17 Meter modification (installed 12/99), a 3 element 6 meter yagi and a 11 element 2-meter antennas up 70 feet. At the 40 foot level is an inverted vee with 160, 80 and 40 meter elements. The inverted vee also works good on 30 meters! (Click on picture for larger view. Opens in new window.)
(Click on certificates for full size view. Opens in new window.)
1971 - North Carolina Governor Bob Scott conferred to W4YDY The Order of the Long Leaf
Pine with the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary, the
highest honor bestowed to citizens of the state. Quote from the Raleigh, NC News
& Observer when NASCAR race driver Dale Earnhardt received one, "The award is the
highest one given by the governor. It is for individuals with a proven record of
community service, extra career efforts or service to an organization. Past winners of the
Order of the Long Leaf Pine include Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, and former U. S. Sen.
Sam Ervin." Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Henry Shelton received the award
My WITN-TV History - For my story in 1955, go HERE. It was an experience!
The Brightleaf Amateur Radio Club is located in Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina. I am the former Editor of the BARC Ham Chatter (18 years) and the BARC Internet site. The monthly newsletter Ham Chatter, is also on the BARC site.
American Radio Relay League- Noncommercial association of Radio Amateurs. W4YDY Member since 1952 - Life Member since 1968.
Amateur Radio Links - Over 70 links to Amateur Radio Internet sites, some with thousands of links.
AUTO TAGS with callsigns W4YDY, K4IWJ, WR4ACH and K5NC. A page with 49 images from 1956 until....
Received CQ Millennium award for 2001 and had article in CQ Magazine.
My primary computer log is PDA LOGic. Over 130,000 QSO's have been entered and it keeps track of QSL records, contests, DXCC, States, Counties and any other award you want to track. Also it prints out any type of report you may require and QSL cards. You may design your own reports and QSL cards. Send CW, works with PSK programs, control radios, control rotor, FCC callbook with weekly updates, Logbook of the World, eQSL., telnet windows, any contest interface, world map, DX spotting windows and many, many other features. Instructional videos. All of my QSO's starting on 12/25/52 are in the database. NEW - Over 10,000 QSLs confirmed by QSL cards, 2,000 DX and 8,500 USA.
For county hunting, I use the MARAC Logger. It does an outstanding job of keeping up with USA counties for the CQ USA-CA award and dozens of awards administered by the Mobile Amateur Radio Awards Club. It generates reports quickly for submitting awards. Only MARAC members may purchase Logger and updates are available only to CURRENT MARAC members.
NEW - All logs, fixed and mobile, starting with July 1992 are uploaded to Logbook of the World and eQSL As of February 2019, over 120,000 records have been uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. Over 16,000 LoTW conformations and over 5,000 eQSL conformations are approved. No records before July 1992 have been uploaded because of the many locations.
NEW - Over 99% of the contacts are recorded in ARRL logbooks starting with the first contact on 12/25/1952. Presently have 12 logbooks for mobile and now on logbook No. 102 for fixed station.
World wide weather, radars, cameras, forecasts
My experiences with a Piper
Cub J3 crop duster in 1951.
AirNav.Com Airport info, Navaid info, find frequencies and other information
Also links to web sites that have hundreds of links to airports, airlines, flying information, FAA and NTSB sites. The FAA site has links to the latest FAA regulations.
A page of Useful Internet sites. US Post Office ZIP code and address lookups, genealogy links and US Tax Code. You might find something that will help you!
FAMILY - Home page addresses
Susan - Daughter - WA4AKB - Amateur Extra. Passed 20 WPM code test and written for Amateur Extra 2/18/00. Her home page has links to NASA. Her husband, Dale, WA4JCK, upgraded in September 2011 to General.
W4QI (SK) - First Cousin - Lemmie's page with pictures including some from his Amateur Radio station in the 1930s.
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History for Woodmoor
Data from neighbor's WD6GBV weather station.