I started as a ham in 1959 with an old WWII surplus ARC-5 transmitter and a general coverage receiver. I build various Heathkits and finally settled on a Hammarlund HQ-100 receiver and Viking Valiant transmitter in 1961. College, girls, the US Navy and a career as a high school physics teacher got in the way and ham radio took a back seat until 1986 when I took ham radio seriously again. A Kenwood TS-430S served me well for over 25 years until I finally treated myself to a new TS-590S in the fall of 2012. I operate mostly the digital modes (PSK31 and RTTY) on 10, 15 and 20m chasing DX and ragchewing.
I am retired now, living in rural Vermont where I play golf in the summer and ski in the winter. The picture below shows the Stratton Mountain golf course and ski area where I spend my spare time (when not on the air) both summer and winter.
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