Thanks for looking me up!
I operate HF with an FT-950 transceiver and an FL-7000 solid-state amplifier.
I have a K4KIO hexbeam, and an OCF doublet. For receive, there is a 500' Beverage oriented to the East as well as a DX Engineering Activie Receive antenna.
If you've never tried a Beverage antenna, I encourage you to do so! On mine, many signals are increased 3 s-units while the atmospheric noise is reduced at least 3 s-units. In many cases, the DXE receive antenna provides better S/N than the beverage!!!!
I've been an amateur radio operator for 36 years. In the early days, I operated a National NC-300 receiver and Heathkit AT-1 transmitter. Rob, W8RW was my 'Elmer' though we were the same age. We've been to numerous Hamventions since those days!
Other hobbies include music, camping, as well as flying both full scale airplanes and R/C helicopters.
May God Bless you!
The homestead in it's winter state:
Playing in the weeds:
You might be a LID if:
You call the DX station before you have any idea where he is listening
Every time you call a CW DX station, you hear: "up up up up"
Every time you call a SSB station they keep telling you the guy is working some lucky fellow named Split.
You're too lazy to set your VFO at least 5khz away from the DX's frequency before tuning your rig and amp
The DX station tells you he's calling another number or continent
You think that yelling your call thee times slowly is going to improve your chances to make the contact
The DX station gives you a signal report you ask him for his callsign
God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason!!!
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