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I began my ham radio hobby in 1962 at age 14 with the callsign, WN4MLH. My first rig was a borrowed Harvey Wells TBS 50, a HaIlicrafters S 38 receiver and a 40 mtr inverted vee dipole hung from a 20 ft. cedar tree post my grandpa brought from our farm outside of town. With that setup I had lots of BCI complaints from our neighbors listening to their AM radios (there were no FM stations back then). After saving my paper route money, I upgraded to a used Heath DX 40, a Heath VF-1 outboard VFO and a Hammarlund HQ 140x. I have operated most of these past years except in the late 1960s while away for college.

I retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority and again recently from a publicly owned utility here in north Alabama. My XYL is a retired math teacher. We bought 6 acres in Moulton, Alabama, a small farm town where my XYL grew up. This puts us close to one of our daughters and her family in Decatur, Alabama. Our other daughter lives in southeastern Washington. Here I am kayaking on the Columbia River near the Hanford Nuclear Site in Washington. BTW, greetings to my friends in the Eastern Washington DX Club. 

Station: Elecraft K3, Kenwood TS-850s, Alpha amp, Begali/March/Kent & Bencher paddles, Johnson KW Matchbox

Antennas: 20-10M Optibeam OB9-5 @ 78 ft and 40-30M Optibeam OB1-4030 rotary dipole @ 85 ft.

80 M: dipole @ 65 ft with open wire feeders (I know I need a better, low angle ant for DX).

160M: base loaded T vertical hung btwn two tall pine trees (using counterweights and pulleys) with thirty 100 ft buried radials in the lower pasture

Rx Ants: K4SAV designed 400 ft BOG's (beverages on the ground) to northeast and northwest and a Hi Z Triangle on 50 ft spacing to cover all other directions. I roll up each BOG at the end of the 160 mtr season before the grass begins growing and roll them back out each October. The BOG'S work great with a minimum of effort required.

Prefer CW and Digital Modes - occasional SSB excursions.

Life Member ARRL, North Alabama DX Club, and Bankhead Amateur Radio Club.

 

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