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I am a CW nut from 80m up. Love to chase DX, rag-chew, and go portable/QRP for Summits on the Air.

Main CW rig is a fully outfitted Elecraft K2/100 with the external 100w amp/tuner combo. Can also go portable with its own internal tuner for QRP.

Back-up CW rig is 100w Ten Tec Omni C with N4YG mods: Digital DDS Encoder VFO to replace old drifty PTO, sine wave side tone mod - Thanks Joe for the great kits. Also just installed new AADE digital readout.

QRP rig is Yaesu FT-817 and use home antennas or W1SFR end fed with 9:1 Un-Un for portable ops/SOTA.

My QRP Blog:  http://qrpzone.com

Other ham interests... 2m VHF CW & SSB - Digital modes PSK-31, JT-65, etc. Kit building, mods, hacking circuits, Arduino for ham radio.

Been licensed since 1986, was QRT for some time and got back on the air when I heard about this portable QRP thing..

Now building a modest shack with a small tower and a bunch of wires all through the tall trees around the house.

I should also mention the ubiquitous cluttered desk that is slowly growing with all kinds of wires, small boxes, and meters that seem to have some kind of important purpose to friends and family.

DXCC, WAS, and DXCC 30m with the Omni C, and QRP. DXCC 30m was mostly from mountain tops with the 817 and home brew dipole.

***Shenandoah County QRP club meets on 80m nightly at 8pm 3.564Mhz (Bring your QRP rig!)***


NAQCC:  6282      QRPARCI: 15299     CWOPS: 1301

QSL 100% - LoTW and Direct.

Send me a card, I'll gladly send one back, although I don't usually initiate the card exchange.

No more eQSL due to the many numbers of op's sending fake eQSL for QSO's that I never made.

Please sign up for Log Book of the World - it's free - and because of the double blind upload, cheating for awards is impossible. Find out more about it at the ARRL website: http://arrl.org/logbook-of-the-world

Other hobbies include: guitar, whitewater kayaking, cycling, hunting & fishing, electronics. 

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The classic Ten Tec Omni C going some through re-constructive surgury... Old digital disply only accurate to 100Hz.. New display (awesome blue) accurate to 10Hz. Old PTO torn out and replaced with Digital DDS Encoder and raspy sidetone improved to pure Sine Wave Sidetone. Audio CW spotting feature also added. New photos coming soon...

Ten Tec Omni C CW Spotting Zero Beat Kit

Original Homebrew Sidetone Spotting prototype with W3ATT designed PCB kit. I may make these kits available for Omni (and other older rigs with no spot feature) soon.

Ten Tec Omni Side Tone Spotting Function

Finished kit fits easily under the bottom cover of the Ten Tec Omni series radios. The kit splits the AF/Sidetone circuit and injects an audio sidetone over the received audio. Spot by ear!

For more info on the kit, visit http://599kits.com



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