Amateur Radio Station K4RRF
Welcome to my web site. After many, many years of working DX, amateur radio lighthouses, 10-10 International numbers, and various radio related special events I have decided to put this web site online. The materials presented on my site are not meant as a means for me to brag about some of the contacts I have been privileged to work. My goal in assembling these materials is simply so others can enjoy these various QSL cards and certificates as much as I have enjoyed both working these stations and collecting the associated certificates and QSL cards.
04 January 2011 - My good friend, Tony Olmstead, N0XFF is now a silent key. Read more...
29 August 2010: Newest feature on the K4RRF web site is the addition of a "DXCC Wall of Fame" where you will see many big time operations that K4RRF has managed to work and secure a valid QSL. The pages are quite large with all the images so please be patient when accessing the DXCC pages, after your first visitthey should load a little quicker but the pages are still quite large in size. Enjoy the "DXCC Wall of Fame": 17 METERS
20 November 2010: Was issued a surprise reward from the ARRL courtesy of KK3Q who writes this: "I am obviously not a Novice op but I found this award offered by the ARRL and couldn't resist having it sent to K4RRF. Rarely do you find someone so quick and willing to share his knowledge with the hobby we all enjoy so much. From antenna design and building, VHF/UHF repeater theory to working that elusive DX, K4RRF is always willing to help his fellow hams. So a tip of the hat to Ray, K4RRF for keeping the spark of ham radio alive and well." (Click the image to see a larger version.)
As you can guess by the header image and the Department of Navy seal, I served our great country in the U.S. Navy from 1953 up until I was honorably discharged. Although I have been discharged and am now 72 years old I am still an active member of the Navy. As anyone who has served in the Navy can attest to I served along some of America's finest on many ships. One notable ship I served on was the supercarrier USS Forrestal (CV-59) and I am a "plank owner" of the USS Forrestal ,where more information on the USS Forrestal can be found here:
USS Forrestal Association, Inc. In the Forrestal Veterans Association you will find my listing as member #741.
Along with my service on the USS Forrestal, I also served on the USS Tarawa (CV-40) and am also a "plank owner" on this ship as well. For more info on the USS Tarawa (CV-40), please use this link: USS Tarawa (CV-40).