I was first licensed as KA2AEW in 1978 as a Novice operator using CW and a converted 11 meter beam. Since that time I have upgraded to General, Advanced and eventually to Amateur Extra (20 WPM CW). I changed callsigns to KG2GT after earning the Advanced license. I finally tested for Amateur Extra and settled on the callsign KG2S.
At my station I operate all bands from 160 - 10 and 2 meters. At the top of my US Tower TX-455 I have a Tennadyne T-6 Log Periodic, a Cushcraft D-40 rotatable dipole, and a 13 element 2 meter beam. My newest addition to the antenna farm is an off-center-fed dipole for 160 and 80 meters. I have tried this antenna numerous times, but could never get it right. I recently added a new coax wound RF choke (on a 4" PVC pipe) and now I can use my RF amplifier on 160 meters.
Another change a few years ago was the addition of a vertical antenna. I removed my 30 meter sloping dipole off the tower and replaced it with a ground mounted quarter wave vertical. Despite only having four radials, my first contact was with P29NI on Papua New Guinea. The DX operator was on Nuguria Island (OC-257). Since this contact, I have doubled the number of radials and hope to add more in the future.
I am active on LoTW and eQSL.
73 de KG2S!
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