I began my ham radio hobby at age 14 in 1962 with the callsign, WN4MLH. I have operated most of these past years except in the late 60s.I retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority and 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 daughter's and her family in Decatur, Alabama. Our other daughter lives in Pasco, Washington. Here I am kayaking on the Columbia River near the Hanford Nuclear Site in southeastern Washington.
With the encouragement of two good friends, K4SAV and AB4B, I began upgrading my station and antennas. I made my first 160 meter QSO in Nov 2012.Since then I have worked over 117 DXCC countries on Top Band. I love the challenge of 160 meters! And, it's nice to have space to erect efficient antennas.
Equipment: Elecraft K3, Kenwood TS-850s, Alpha amp, Begali paddle, Johnson KW Matchbox
Antennas: Optibeam OB9-5 and OB1-4030 at 80 ft. + Tee vertical with buried radials in the lower pasture for 160 M. Rx Ants - K4SAV designed BOG's to northeast, northwest and southwest + HiZ Triangle on 50 ft spacing.
Prefer CW and Digital Modes - occasional SSB excursions.
Life Member ARRL, North Alabama DX Club, and Bankhead Amateur Radio Club.
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