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The handle is Al and the QTH is near the coast of California, about 100 km south of San Franciscso.

My station is the Yaesu FTDX-5000 to a 4 element SteppIR yagi at 20 M.  This antenna has a folded dipole on 30M and 40 M.  I also use a dipole on 80 M.  I I must have more power, the shoes are a Palstar HF2500.

Thanks for visiting and the QSO, if we got into each other's logbook.

Boulder Creek is located in a Redwood and Douglas Fir forest on the coast of California.  The typical  big redwood tree is up to 1500 years old , 85 M high & 3.6 M diameter.  The biggest nearby is 100 M high & 6.8 M dia.   The town is 4,923 inhabitants and formed in the mid 19th century.  Many local trees helped rebuild San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake.  There is only one stop sign and no traffic robots.  We like it here!  We being my XYL, Rita.  We met and married in Timisoara, Romania in 1986, 25+ fast years ago.

I enjoy the radio when I can make time and chase DX on SSB and CW.   Now use the FTDX5000MP and Palstar Commander HF2500 to the 4 element SteppIr at 20 meters.  Still neeed to have a chat with the Dear Monk Apollo and someone in 5A-land to have worked them all.

I finished recording my paper logs to a computer and am going back thru all received QSL cards and will send a new one out to those who wanted one and never got mine. Only 30 years late but better late than never, huh?  Uploaded to LOTW and got some band confirmations in the process. Now current on uploading logs.

I was licensed as WN6DOI with my buddy, Steve, WN6DOA in June 1970.   But we had no radios!  A 6.7 magnitude earthquake 15 miles away in February 1971 shook me up so I later got on the air with a Johnson Adventurer. Upgraded to General and WB6DOI. Out of high school and onwards to college and N6TA. Operated during college as W6BHZ at Cal Poly, W6RFU at UC Santa Barbara. Unforgettable memories of those days operataing at the club stations between engineereing classes and labs: ....  george victor george, etc. for those that monitored 80 phone on 3922 kHz.

Here are some of the neighbors that visited our QTH and paused long enough for a quick picture!  But first, a couple views from 20 meters up.

Look at me!  I got some new horns!

I like peanuts so I will pose for you:

A little party for the turkey gang:

The rest of the flock:

Sleepy time:

Don't mess with me; I'm a Western Diamodback Rattlesnake:

Don't mess wth me, either!

I eat woodpeckers!

Nobody eats me!

Don't look away or I may swipe something:

Better keep your smaller pets in at night.  Or anytime!

Good night. 

Or, maybe good morning where you are now:

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