If you have recently worked me on CW, thank you for your patience. At 72 years and 58 years a Ham I have decided to get back on CW after 50 years of non-CW operating. I am slow and rusty but I sure do enjoy it.
My Dad, Walt/WA7WOX(SK) started me in Ham Radio and I got my novice as WN7BAD in 1956 followed by W7BAD and KL7GBN. My novice station was/is an HeathKit AT-1 and National NC-98 which you can see in left of the picture.
In the picture is my assistant op, Sir Winston of Turnagain, a Tibetan Spaniel SPCA rescue.
I particularly like the HF-digital and CW operating.Occasionally I still use my first station of an AT-1 and NC-98. My contemporary station is an Elecraft K-3 for my primary digital and CW operation. My amplifiers are Ameritron's AL-80B and ALS-500M. I use a Yaesu FT-857D for camping, LEO's and emergency back up at the home station. I also use an IC-471A for the LEO's.
For antennas I am using a Hy-Gain TH3-MK4 3el/20-15-10 up 40 feet and a Mosley TW-32XL 2el/30-17-12 beam up 60 feet. For the LEO's I have an M2 Eggbeater for 70CM and 2M Cushcraft vertical. I also have assorted 160/80/75/40M dipoles/long wires and a 40M vertical but I most often use my 80M loop on the low bands.
My wife Susan, Winston and I live on a few acres on Turnagain Bluff 200 feet above high tide on the shore of the North Pacific Ocean near the junction of Cook Inlet and Turnagain Arm. We always have lots of moose around the house and even sometimes get to see the Beluga Whales go by.
You can almost always find me on the Alaska-Pacific Emergency Net on 14,292, M-F at 8:30 AM AST/ADST or 9:30 AM PST/PDST, The Alaska Snipers Net, daily at 6 PM AST/ADST at 3920 and sometimes on the Alaska Bush Net on 7093 at 8 PM AST/ADST daily.
I try to always QSL direct and I am always pleased to give recommendations on travel in Alaska at email@example.com or 907-349-8754.
Susan and I are retired professors. We started teaching 47 years ago in Alaskan "bush" village elementary schools, have 3 daughters and have lived in Alaska off and on since 1966. I am also an ordained UCC-Congregational minister. In the summer we like to canoe/kayak with my portable Ham gear. 73. John Bury - KL7QZ
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