QSL is 100% via E-QSL, or direct, (no SASE's or IRC's needed ever). I do NOT do 'log-book-of-the-world', but I do use the ARRL buro if requested.
Licensed in 1981, age is 71, retired, and can usually be found on one of the digital modes such as PSK31, Olivia, Contestia, and occasionally CW and RTTY. Most of my SSB is done on either one of the many Century Club, OMISS, or NATA nets. Contacts made on one of these nets may be sent thru their respective buros . . . or via Eqsl . . . or direct.
The station consists of a Kenwood TS590S, Shure 450 mic, an Ameritron AL-80B amplifier when needed, and a Palstar AT2K tuner to keep things 'honest' SWR-wise.
A Yaesu FT2000 is used only on Digital modes in the shack along with a SignaLink interface and FLDigi software.
The main antenna is a 300' Horizontal Skywire Loop up 42' for 80-10m. For 160m there is a ground-mounted Cushcraft MA-160V monoband vertical.
Mobile is a Kenwood TS480Sat, the antennas used are Hamsticks for 10-40m, a Valor Pro-am for 75m, and a Jetstream MHF160 for the "top band". . . (Don't laugh. . . I've worked the world with those 15 dollar antennas and 100 watts). . . (I splurged on the MHF160,,,paid 49 bucks for that one).
Accomplishments over the years include DXCC mixed (309), DXCC CW (163), along with WAZ, WAC, 6bWAS. Also received the "Masters Award" nr 50, from the 3905 Century Club in Dec of 2009.
OMISS #6339; SKCC #4259; & Ten-Ten #34,170; I have no need for, nor interest in, a "Fists" number.
Vy 73, hpe to cu around the bands, 'dit dit'.
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