About

This is the homepage of Russell Thomas – KV4S.

My Website was created and posted in October, 1999 and overtime has evolved into what you see now.

I’ve been an amateur radio operator since January 21, 1999 with a Technician Class license, via the Tuscaloosa Amateur Radio Club, where I was granted the call of KG4BQK.  I passed my General Class license on February 3rd 2002 with the Birmingham Amateur Radio Club; the FCC effective date was February 7th 2002.  I passed my Extra Class license on March 1st 2002 with the Shelby County Amateur Radio Club; the FCC effective date was March 12th 2002.  On March 8th 2002 I got the call W4JRT to reflect my initials.   On June 22nd 2002 I got the call KV4S to better reflect my license class.

My Memberships:
ALERT – Alabama Emergency Response Team in Birmingham
The Shelby County Amateur Radio Club in Birmingham
University of Alabama Amateur Radio Club in Tuscaloosa

Digital Equipment:
DMR Radioddity: GG-77
D-STAR Icom: ID51A Plus2
SharkRF: Open Spot
Micro Node: Nano-Spot

Equipment:
Asterisk Allstar on the BeagleBone Black and The Raspberry Pi 3
Yaesu FT-100D that I run base or mobile (whichever i feel like)
Yaesu ATAS active tuning antenna for mobile use
Hustler 80M antenna for mobile use
MFJ – CW paddle using with the 100D

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