Chasing DX, IOTA, and WAB squares are all part of my enjoyment in this great hobby.
Rigs: TenTec OMNI 6+; TenTec Centurian PA; Drake C-Line w/ Sherwood mods in R-4C; FT-817 for QRP operation. Antennas are currently Mosley TA-54XL, 1/4 wave sloper for 30 m, 30 m long Zepp for 30 m, 40 m & 80 m and a pair of 1/4 wave phased verticals for 40 m. Modes: cw, ssb, RTTY, and now PSK.
I recently added a 'boat anchor' station: Collins R-390 receiver; Drake T-4XB transmitter; Boat Anchor Buddy interface from Nov. 2012 QST. Strictly cw with this gear!
I've operated from Anacapa Island, CA NA-144 (see picture); Whidbey Is, WA NA-065; Vancouver Is, BC NA-036 as VE7/N3RW/p.
Also portable from Zion and Bryce Canyon Nat'l Parks in UT, Twin Lakes in the Toiyabe Nat'l Forest, CA and the Slate Range overlooking Panamint Valley, CA. Such fun!
QSL 100% via buro, direct, and LoTW. Outside of amateur radio, I have used the 12 m (1.42 GHz), 13.6 m (8.6 GHz & 14.3 GHz), and 20 m (9 Ghz) radio telescopes at NRAO, Green Bank WV for radio studies of the Milky Way Galaxy and other deep-space galaxies. Great antennae!
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