I've been operating since I was 14, which has been a long time ago. My first callsign was WB7RJM. In 1979 I upgraded to Extra and have had AF7Z since. I opted to start out as a General class so I could use SSB, but after getting my license, I found I enjoyed CW more. My station is located in the foothills of the Wasatch mountains, my pictured QSL card shows the hurdle I have to get over for Europe, Central Asia and Africa!
My shack currently consists of an Icom IC-761(love analog), Icom IC-706MKIIG, IC-706MKII, ETO Alpha 86, 8877 Amp, TH7DXS, Slopers for 40 Meters, 80 Meters and 160 Meters, Vertical on 80, low elevation 20 & 15 meter dipoles for higher take off angles.
To work Europe and Africa I often have to use a dipole with a higher angle of radiation to get over the mountains.
VHF/UHF only when I have to, okay a little more often than that. Just setup some EchoLink equipment for local area linking.
You may be able to listen to your QSO at http://qso.af7z.us:8000/AF7Z
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