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Thank you for stopping by my Qrz page, hopefully we've just chatted if you are here looking. My only mode of operation is CW, especially since with 100 watts out and a small antenna, SSB doesn't get through very well.

The setup here is an HW-101, a modified Heathkit HD-1410 keyer, Ham Key HK-1 Iambic paddles, and a Hustler 5BTV antenna up 20 feet on my balcony. The vertical has 80,40, 20, 15, and 10 meter tuned radials that make a big difference in it's performance.

I'm a retired technician and ex-Navy radioman age 65. In the Navy I was a ship/shore CW operator at NWC Australia, and have loved CW ever since. I've also worked at one time for 2 Nasa tracking stations back in the mid 70's, and have been out of ham radio since 1981. My calls over the years have been WN8NOC from about 1964, WA8SHO in 1968, and KL7JER in the late seventies, then KG8O before I let my license lapse My first rig was a Knight Kit T-60 and an S-120, as well as a Heathkit Twoer with an 11 element beam on top of our house in Northeast Ohio.

In the late 70's I was operating CW from Fairbanks, Alaska as KL7JER and learned the joys of working a pileup. 15 and 10 meters were so strong up there most of the time, I could even operate QRP with my first rig there, an HW-7 and an HQ-1 MiniQuad. That worked for about a year, then I upgraded to an HW-101, and went to town. I operated the ARRL CW Contest in February of 1979, and got my first taste of contesting, and loved it.

I've got 124 Countries Worked, with a CW DXCC Certificate up on the wall confirmed since July last year. Qsl cards have been sent out to the rest. I've got 50 States confirmed on LOTW, and now have my CW WAS Certificate. Return Qsl's would be greatly appreciated. Thank you again for looking at my Qrz page. As a side note, I am a member of the Dayton Amateur Radio Associaton and operate CW contests from their club station as W8BI. Check out the setup there at W8BI.ORG. They have a fantastic antenna setup for HF opertion, with a Force 12 at 85 feet, and SteppIR about to rebuilt and put up at 130 feet. It makes for great DX contesting.

CW Forever!

CW DXCC #14,093

CW WAS #57,752

CWT #1089

SKCC #13141



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