My station : Located about 15 miles northwest of New York City ( 69 feet / 21 meters above sea level ) my Yaesu FT-920 is runnning "barefoot" 100 watts into a dipole antenna , about 30 feet in the air. I enjoy working HF 40 through 10 meters. I also operate mobile, primarily on W2RN repeater - 443.75R - during my daily work commute. Thanks for checking out my page.
73 de KB2SGJ
The home QTH
My childhood inspiration to become a ham radio operator :
Curious backyard visitor.
Another curious backyard visitor comes to check out that wire strung up between the trees.
I've been saying for some time that I would work 100 countries before considering an upgrade to my antenna system but I've had a change of heart , at least for now. I get tremendous satisfaction when I can get my signal heard with 100 watts and a dipole antenna. It still gives me a sense of wonder to be able to work a station on the other side of the world with such a simple setup. I don't know that I would get the same satisfaction with a beam antenna running 1.5 kW.
Another reason to stay simple is to avoid getting caught up in the feeding frenzy ("Lidfest") that occurs whenever a rare dx station appears. It just seems to bring out the worst operating behavior in some folks.
Sure, I enjoy working dx. It can be very frustrating to repeat my call about a hundred times and still not be heard, but keep in mind that this is just a hobby. I'm having fun and there's no hurry.
Status: 108 countries as of 4 / 21 / 14 !!!
"What, me worry ??? "
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