** My FT450D currently has a bad VFO and PTT so if I drop out in the middle of a QSO with you that is the reason **
Got my ticket 2007-04-11 but didn't get on the air until 2012-09-04 due to business and family obligations.
The antenna is a ground mounted Hustler 6 band vertical. Nothing fancy but it works very well - all 50 states and 78 countries on an FT817 with just 5 watts from 2012-09-04 to 2013-02-13 and 79 additional countries with the FT817 and a 45 watt amp from 2013-02-14 to 2013-04-30. Added a Tokyo Hy Power HL-450B 400 watt amp and FT450D on 2013-05-17. Putting out 300+ watts. Now at 204 countries. See QSO log at the bottom of the page.
The picture is of me and my best friend in the world, Bowser, taken 28 years ago.
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