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.
My station consists of an Elecraft K3/100 coupled with a P3 scope for CW operations and a second K3/100 for digital work. I use a computer to handle logging needs and to integrate the various radio units. The computer also handles contest logging for me and updates new firmware for the Elecraft equipment.
This is the main operating postion.
For CW keying I use an iambic paddle Model P-2 by K8RA (sk) and a BY-1 by Bencher. For longer ragchewing I use a keyboard. Over the years I have built and reworked several straight keys that I used often. Now, due to health issues caused by aging I can't use a straight key anymore so I rely on either a paddle or my keyboard for CW.
I am an active member of ARRL, NAQCC #3894, SKCC #1540, FISTS #4687 and ARCI #9616.
Pictured are a several straight keys that I either fabricated or rebuilt and used for a number of years.
Antennas consist of a CF Zepp up 30 feet and a separate 40 meter dipole up 20 feet. Both antenna systems have home made masts that are self supporting.
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