I've been a ham since 1962. CW, especially contesting has always been my favorite activity. Occasionally I'll make a digital contact, but always looking for CW contacts first.
I am a subscriber to Remote Ham Radio http://remotehamradio.com, and have access to some really incredible stations.
Using the RHR stations is quite a trill. Quite often you bust through a pileup on the first call and get glowing reports regarding the signal strenght and audio quality. RHR offers a web page interface, or you can use a RemoteRig interface to a K3 product. I have a serial switch between the K3 and the RemoteRig or the Computer to allow me to easily switch from local TX/RX to an RHR station.
The ARRL just recently updated the DXCC rules. Contacts made via the RHR stations count towards the DXCC totals. QSL reply via LoTW or Direct will indicate the QTH, Grid, County, Section and State when contacts are made via a remote station.
Rig: K3, KPA500, KAT500, Mosley mini 32a, 6m 5 el LFA, G5RV, 4X7H KW Poolside EME.
Active on 6m and 2m Meteor Scatter.
I have been a rover in the Texas Qso Party for the last few years, and plan to continue in 2011 with even more counties. (CW only).
Look for me on just about any cw contest.
CW Ops memeber # 856
Here are pictures from Summer 2014 K5N trip to DM71.
Below is the desk setup for the Texas QSO Party, September 2010. Myself and Mark, K5GQ took turns operating and driving. We covered 30 counties, over 800 miles in two days, and made over 900 Qs on CW 40 and 20 meters. That's Marks K2 and my IC 706. After using his K2 for the contest, I bought a K3 with the sub rcvr which we plan to use in 2011 contest. Had a variety of antennas mounted off the four corners of the pickup bed, which worked quite well. Next year we will try to have an amplifer running as well, and spend more time on 40m.
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