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Greetings from a dedicated CW op, but one who is not afraid to try a new mode now and then (JT9 being the most recent).

My main interests are contesting, DX'ing and plain old ragchewing with my Logikey K-1 keyer and Begali Sculpture Mono paddles.

I lead an antenna challenged life, living on a 60 by 160 foot (18 by 48 meter) suburban lot, with overhead power lines, making tall verticals and exotic wire antennas all but impossible to erect.

Nonetheless, I do make a fair number of QSO's on the low bands each year, and I'm more than happy to QSL any and all QSOs (LOTW, direct, buro, all work fine by me). 30 and 40 meters are my favorite bands, followed by 20 and 17, though some winters a short 80m vertical has been known to appear from the snow. The higher bands are fun as well, through the recent dearth of sunspots has dampened my enthusiasm for 10, 12 and 15 meters.

AF8A is a low power station, never running more than 100 watts, and, occasionally, QRP from home, a park or campground.  The main rig is a Ten-Tec Omni VII, PC interfaced with a microHAM microKEYER.  QRP rigs include home built kits from A&A and Small Wonder Labs.

I've also been known to run the low bands in a mobile configuration (Icom IC706 MKIIG + Hamsticks), generally during the Michigan and Ohio QSO Parties (sponsored by the Mad River Radio Club, of which I am a member).

Ham radio has been my number one hobby since high school, way back in 1977. It led me down a wonderful career path, electrical engineering, and I am eternally grateful to those who introduced me to Ham Radio and all the wonders of working the world with RF and a hunk of wire.

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