Hi all. I've been a ham for many years but had been inactive for a decade. Moved to NC and found that there was a local club. Attended one of their meetings and I'm back at it ! Very modest station here: A Kenwood TS520S barefoot, into either a Windom fed as a random wire, or a homebrew monstrosity consisting of a ten foot section of two inch PVC pipe with 70 feet of wire coiled on it, and another 70 feet of wire off the top as a "top hat", with lots of wire as a ground screen. I guess anything works with enough wire on the ground. Hi! I am a registered nursse by profession and still working at age 73, though not full time. I'm married to my sweetheart and am interested in DX contests, and collecting countries. Thank you for reading this. See you on the air.