First licensed at age 15 in 1960. First rig was a Johnson Challenger (crystal controlled) and Hallicrafters S-107. Upgraded Rx to Hammarlund HQ-145 then TX to Hallicrafters HT-37.
Retreaded after school and army and got into CW DX work and got my old call back.
Mostly CW work including DXCC Mixed Honor Roll (with only 4 left to work to have em all) with CW country total over 300 confirmed and only 7 more needed to have all worked with CW.
Been back into boatanchors for a few years. Main receiver is Collins 75A-4. Transmitter is a Johnson Valiant. Also have an RME 6900 and RME 4350A. See new additions to photo - Collins Speaker and Hallicarafters TO Keyer - given by friend from old times - Dick Baxter K5TF.
Current "normal" rig is, now, a Yaesu FT-5000. New AMP is a Yaesu Quadra. Works great with the FT5000.
Logging is HRD. RTTY/Digital uses MMTY with microHam USB Interface III (a great little addition). Contest program is N1MM+
Antenna is a SteppIR 3 El with 40/30 at 60 feet with inverted Vee for 80 .
Member of ARRL, QCWA, CW OPS, Louisiana Contest Club.
DXCC Honor Roll (Mixed & CW) 5BDXCC, DXCC 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 30, 40, 80 Meters, Digital/RTTY DXCC
QSL preference is LOTW.
73 es DX to all Art, K5FNQ
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