Hi there. I'm Dave, KO1E. I am 65 years old and have been a ham since 1996. Most of the time, you will find me on the Scituate, RI repeater (146.76/pl-67) or doing cw on 40 meters, on or around 7.047 MHz or up around 7.118MHz, or so, doing slow speed cw with my straight key. On hf, about 98% of qso's are cw. I am a member of the ARRL, the SKCC Group and hold DXCC Certification. I have a Begali Blade straight key and a Begali Signature paddle and a Vibroplex 100 th anniversary Bug which im usualy on with N1GKE doing rag chewing,hooked up to the K3 and the P3, also have a Ameritron AL 80a in line with the K3. The antenna is a modified Cushcraft R8 vertical, which is capable of 160 to 6 meters.I also have an 80m windom wire, that works on 10 -160 meters. I also enjoy doing cw from my car with an YAESU FT-100, a 80 to 6m SCREWDRIVER antenna and a J-37 leg strapped straight key. For me, 40 meters is the band of choice because reliable daytime state side qso's and great nightime dx contacts, regardless of season. I also enjoy, from my home, So that's about it for now. 73! ->UPDATE<- As of Sept. 2010 I also have a 220 and a 900 MHz setup capable of accessing repeaters in RI and south-east Mass. I frequent the Fall River, MA repeater because it covers all of RI, eastern MA and east CT. So hope to chat with you on 40m cw/hf, the '76 Scituate, RI 2m repeater or the Fall River, MA900 MHz repeater.
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