My previous call sign was: W4TRP from 1953 to 2004
Member of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
Recipient of the ARRL A1 Operator Award
While globe trotting during my youth, I operated as: HS1RC in Thailand and XW8/W4TRP in Laos in 1965 and as EP2TC in Iran during 1972-1973
The rig here is a Yaesu FTDX-5000, Ameritron AL-82 linear amplifier, and a Palstar AT1500DT antenna tuner.
Running up to 1 KW on the HF bands feeding an OCFD (off-center fed dipole antenna) at 60 feet. While the OCFD is an amazing antenna that has outperformed all my expectations for a wire dipole, my plans are to put up a HexBeam and tower and an 80m vertical by the end of this year in order to gain some much needed dB's as the present solar cycle weakens.
I mostly operate CW these days but I also enjoy some SSB rag chewing and DXing now and then.
My favorite bands are the WARC bands and 80m.
You will find me persuing 5Band DXCC and 5Band WAZ these days. I'm almost there, so please QSL via the Bureau, Direct, or LoTW. I do . . . won't you?
73 and happy DXing.
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