I mainly use CW mode, being on-air since Sept 2003 after many years of phone and digital HAM activity.
I have an EH for 80m and an UltraBeam UB-50 dynamic antenna for 6-40m on a little 6 meters tower.
I too have a little collinear V-UHF for local traffic.
My main rig is an Elecraft K3, and an Acom 1000 amplifier used only when there's need to put out some more W to be heard. 99% of times it is driven to put out 500W, no more.
Have also a small IC 7000 used sometimes in QTH and /M while going around with my camper using an AH-4 tuner and a 9 mt fishing rod. I found this to be the simplest and well-performing solution in mobile (while parked obviously!). Sometimes I operate a small QRP CW transceiver by SmallWonderLabs, it's an SW40+ on 40 metres band. Really good mini-rig, I am enjoing very much with it.
Recently got an Yaesu FT902DM, good old hybrid rig, built in late 80s. It has everything one needs, cw keyer, memory for split operations, notch filter, APF filter... Ok, it hasn't CAT control or microphone equalizer, or bandscope LCD display! But when I'm in need of them I can turn on the K3 and it's P3 companion, so when the 'vintage fever' keeps me I can switch it on and go 30 years back, HI!
QSLs are well accepted via Bureau, I regularly update my logs on LoTW too.
73s, all the best!
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