Greetings from Nebraska! I hope you are looking me up because we had a QSO or you heard me on the air.
I QSL via any common method: LoTW ( preferred) , eQSL(AG) , QRZ.com , Direct or Bureau. All of my QSO's are logged to eQSL and LoTW. But if you send me a QSL, I will send you one back in the same manner as received. SAE appreciated, money not necessary.
On HF, I operate many different modes including SSB, CW ( SKCC 10418 ) and Digital modes - PSK, JT9, JT65, Olivia, Contestia , RTTY , Feld Hell ( FHC 3964 ) .
I enjoy chasing DX on the HF bands. I am an ARRL member and my local club affiliations are the Heartland DX Association and the Southwest Iowa ARC ( RPT 146.82 - ) .
I run the 6 meter net in the Omaha area, we meet every Tuesday evening at 8 PM Local ( Central ) time on 50.200 USB.
I am active on 2 Meter FM and scan a few 2M FM repeaters ( SWIARC 146.82 ) and simplex frequencies. 146.55 FM is my favorite spot for ragchewing, feel free to call on .52 or .55 or jump in to our group at any time.
First licensed as a Novice back in 1971 in the Chicago area. General class in 1972 , started Engineering school in 1973 and picked up my Commercial Radiotelephone license in 1975. Passed the Advanced class in 1983 and Extra in 2008. I worked in 2 way repair of VHF / UHF gear for a while and then joined IBM Corp as a Field Engineer in 1978 repairing mainframe computers - I am still working for ' Big Blue ' 35 years later in a software technical sales support role. I followed a new opportunity at work here to Nebraska in 1992. I became more active in Ham Radio in 2011 again as the children were all moved out and I cut back on horses and riding activities so I had some spare time to fill. Riding and training horses is a hobby that my wife and I picked up when we moved out west here and enjoy together. In the pictures I am riding my 16 Hand Paint gelding ' Sir Outlaw's Ironsides ' one picture also shows us ready to go follow the hounds on a 'real' Foxhunt - I have hung up my whip from that sport though.
Best regards from my ham shack to yours and may all your contacts be good ones!
<>< " Wise men still follow Him "
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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