Received my Novice license in 1958 and I have been active ever since. In the early 90's I upgraded to Extra Class. I operate CW and PSK31. I also run QRP CW which is lots of fun but I make sure conditions support that type of operating. I sincerely appreciate the patience and consideration of stations working me when I am QRP.
My QRP station consists of my main equipment plus a K2 that I use outdoors in the warmer months of the year (only a few up here in Minnesota)!
Since retiring in 2007, we now live in a northern suburb of the Twin Cities. I am a member of QRP ARCI #9616, NAQCC #3894, Alaskan QRP Club #351, FISTS #4687 and SKCC #1540 and I support the tenets of those organizations. I am also a member of ARRL.
My station consists of two Elecraft K3's, P3, K2 and a Palstar AT2K tuner. Antennas are a CF Zepp up 30 feet and a ground mounted 4BTV vertical with a buried radial system. The vertical was a complete rebuild from an estate sale. Both work quite well. Keyer paddles are a Bencher BY-1 and a Model P2 Iambic paddle manufactured by K8RA. I also use a computer keyboard quite often.
I enjoy many aspects of ham radio. I am still designing and building projects for my station and enjoy that facet of the hobby a great deal.
Pictured are some of the straight keys that I have either made or modified. Several are used in the NAQCC Sprints.
QSL cards are gladly sent upon request and a SASE would be very much appreciated. I do use LOTW but not eQSL.
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