I first licensed in 1998 and it took me until 1 February 2014 to finally get a wire up and get on the air on HF. Hope to make lots of contacts and friends along the way. Using a Kenwood TS-440S and a homebrew fan dipole that is currently only about 15' off the ground. Have been a SWL for over 50 years using a variety of radios both tube and solid state. Still have my first Zenith Transoceanic.
I still enjoy working the LEOS with an Icom W32A dual band HT. I will QSL so if you hear me on one of the V/U birds give me a call. I am trying to achieve VUCC using only the handheld. I use a Pryme AL-800 or Comet BNC24 or Arrow. I like the challenge of working birds with an HT. As part of a bowling family I also take the HT and try to work from many different grids in Texas and beyond on satellite. If I am in another grid, I will attampt to notify at least one week in advance of being QRV.
I am now active once again after being off of the satellites for several years and am enjoying making new contacts once again. Also playing catch-up with QSL's so if I owe you one please let me know. I am working on converting all of my old satellite logs to up-load to LoTW.
I LOVE chasing paper QSL so that is my preference as well as the stamps as being a life long stamp collector. All HF logs are uploaded to LoTW as well.
I am also a member of ARRL, AMSAT and 10-10 International.
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