Greetings from Nebraska ! I can generally be found on 60 -> 10 meter HF bands depending on conditions, I only occasionally operate on 80 and 160. My favorites for HF are 15 and 12m if they are open and 40M at night. I watch for 6 meter openings and am on there a lot during E-skip openings. I run a local 6 meter net in Omaha every Tuesday evening at 8PM Local time on 50.200.
On HF, I can usually be found on CW ( SKCC #10418 ) or the Digital modes ( PSK, JT65, Feld Hell- FHC #3964 ) and sometimes SSB depending on the conditions. I enjoy 60 meter USB in the evenings during the winter months when the noise level is low. My local club affiliations are the Heartland DX Association and the SW Iowa ARC.
When in the shack, I scan a few 2M FM repeaters and simplex frequencies ( 146.52, 55, 82, 94 ) and you can usually find me on 146.55 FM ragchewing at night - feel free to call me or jump in any time. I enjoy participating in contests and QSO parties as Nebraska multipliers are not always easy to get. I am on Echolink occasionally my node is 338054.
I was first licensed as a Novice back in 1971. I upgraded to my General class in 1972, Advanced class in 1983 and Extra in 2008. I became very active again in 2011 after a decade of piddling just with 2M FM and occasional HF nets. Now I enjoy Digital modes, DXing, Ragchewing and contests.Aside from Ham Radio, Gardening and Riding and training our horses is a hobby that my wife and I have been involved with for some years now.
QSL: LOTW, eQSL(AG) , QRZ.com , Direct or Bureau. All QSO's are logged to eQSL and LOTW.
This is the humble shack where the RF noise comes from.
This is the view to the east from my property. The wood 'coop' in the fenceline allows me to jump from one field to the other on horseback safely
Below is my VHF antenna setup - homemade 6M Squalo and Arrow Antenna 2M 440 J-Pole you can see I have a good view of the distance from 30 feet up.
Multiband Fan 'Dipole' below - or is it really an inverted V ? Depends on the band I suppose.
Making a lot of DX contacts shows you are a good DXer
Getting a lot of QSL cards from them shows you are a good QSLer.
Being made of cured pork makes you a Ham.
QRV Equine mobile.
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