Ham since 1961. FISTS 5019, SKCC 4963T. CW was my only mode but added PSK31 and RTTY recently with the aid of a SignaLink USB--no mikes in this shack. Member of ARRL, UDXA. Chase DX and chew the fat.
Got my first tickets in 1961, WN4BNA and WA4BNA Technician in NC. Came west to college, got WA7IEO and then KJ7BD and last AK7O. I have been a Utahn since 1961. In fact I never operated from NC as my tickets arrived just as I left NC for college.
AGE: 71 and still love CW with the additon of PSK31 and RTTYand chasing DX. My first RTTY QSO was with Belize!
I use LoTW for every QSO. I also QSL via the bureau and direct. I prefer LoTW. Also upload to eQSL and Club Log.
Recently an ACOM 1000 entered the shack. It has made a distinct difference in working DX with inverted vees. Mostly I run 75 watts from the original unmodified Orion. 75 watts works wonders even on RTTY at times.
The latest project is adding REAL FSK to the station. The interface card is built but the Orion needs a small modification of a 10K ohm resistor for it to work FSK.
My choice for digital software is MixW3. It works great and one can mouse around to set RX/TX frequency. No, I have no monetary interest in MixW.
See you on the bands: 40-10 CW, RTTY and PSK31.
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