K K 4 I B
KK4IB is the call sign of an Amateur Radio Station, licensed by the FCC.
Among other activities, it provides emergency communications to the community when no other modes of communication will work.
Pictures can be found in the Radio Station Albums, see the table of contents to the left.
When not active on the air (very seldom that we're NOT on the air), we monitor 146.52, 446.00 and local repeaters ... and scan with a separate radio. When active, we can be found around 3995 kHz in the mornings and evenings, on 7251 kHz South Cars and other nets. When the bands are open, 14.190 MHz and on 15 and 10 meters.
On the 50 foot Rohn 25 tower (from the top): a Diamond V2000 vertical (6, 2, 440)Õ, 6 meter beam, Force 12 C3S HF beam at 50Õ, (10, 15, 20), on the standoff at 44' are 75M and 40M inverted V dipoles. There is a separate OCFD in the back yard, mainly used for digital modes.
Our PACKET station is full time on 145.01 MHz, on a Ringo Ranger antenna separate from the tower.
A suggestion for Amateurs: the BEST way to test on the air is to SAY YOUR CALL SIGN.
146.52 and 446.00 MHz simplex ... are designated national calling frequencies. Give a call on the highway, monitor at home.
Many of us scan all the time, or listen to multiple frequencies simultaneously. When you make a call, announce the frequency you're on. Ex: "on 52" or "on 79".
[Sometimes the scan function resumes before we can see where it stopped for your call.]
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