I first got interested in Ham Radio in the 70's when a Novice ticket was crystal control and 75 watts. I made a few contacts with the high school station, but mostly tinkered and blew up projects. I got back into Ham Radio in 1991, and by 1992, had an Extra Class license.
My station is mostly homebrew --- a lot of qrp radios. My primary rig is an Elecraft K2 driving a homebrew 500W mosfet amplifier. My antennas are a three element Steppir on a 45 foot crankup tower, a homebrew trapped 40 and 80 meter L-sloper vertical, and a 30M 1/4 wave vertical on a 20 foot tower.
I enjoy contesting, DXing, and ragchewing. I am also experimenting digital modes RTTY, PSK31, Feld Hell and JT65. In October 2011, I acquired a Yaesu FT-1000MP so I could be a little more serious about the DXing.
If have me in your log at a different QTH, it's because my wife and I traveled the USA in an motor home from Sept 2008 to August 2010. I operated all over the country. See our blog: www.raincityhome.com/RAWH/index.htm and QST April 2011, page 65.
LOTW preferred. I reply to all direct or Buro card requests.
Western Washington DX Club, Radio Club of Redmond, ARCI 7942, FISTS 6299, NAQCC 2994, SKCC 6146, FELD HELL 2652
73 de N7RVD --- Brian
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