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.
Rig: K3/100 with Sub Rcvr and ATU
Mobile: IC 706 MKIIG
In 2000 we moved to Katy, TX and have lived in the same house ever since. We are in a restricted neighborhood, so antennas are a challenge. Currently I'm using an 80m dipole hung off the palm tree, along with a G5RV Jr for 20m and 40m. I use a homebrew 2 el Yagi for 10 or 15m, depending on how long I adjust the elements and spacing. I keep the antenna down between contests to avoid the wrath of the neighbors and XYL.
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.
NAQP CW Jan 2011 400+ Qs.
Here's the yagi setup for 10m in the Dec 2010 10m contest.Made about 300 Qs.
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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