I have been involved with ham radio since 1973. Previous calls were KD5VU, KD4YC, N7AET, WB7SHW and WT7AAN.
The setup at AA5VU is a Kenwood TS-590S to a Wilson System 33 Beam at 55 feet, a modified W9INN muli-band fan dipole or an Inverted-L for 160. I use a 27-inch Apple iMac (or a 13-inch MacBook Pro) running OS X 10.8. For RTTY and other digital modes I use fldig by W1HKJ with Aether for archived logging.
My current interest is RTTY DXing and I now have 294 counties (enities) worked on RTTY. Been there, done that for the ARRL DXCC with 319 countries (or entities) worked (Mixed, RTTY #1397, CW and Phone), ARRL Triple Play Award #122, 5BWAS #544, CW-WAS, RTTY-WAS #54, 160 Meter-WAS #295, 17 Meter- WAS, 12 Meter-WAS #006 and HF Packet-WAS #005.
I am a member of the ARRL and the CTDXCC (Central Texas DX & Contest Club). My PSK31 070 Club number is #612 and the 30 Meter Digital Group #394. Yes, I even have an old 10-10 #27820.
In 2006 I completed training with the American Red Cross as a volunteer Operator/Driver of an Emergency Communications Response Vehicle (ECRV). The picture is me with the awsome ECRV ham magnet. In 2013 the Red Cross ECRVs will be retired as technoogy has changed.
I 100% QSL all direct cards and upload all QSO's weekly to the ARRL LoTW. Sorry, no eQSL or Bureau cards. My other time/money waster is a Black C6 Corvette equipped with a Yaesu FT-8800 dual-bander with a stealth antenna.
TNX for reading
73, Dick AA5VU
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