Hello - now I can use LOTW, tnx to my good friend WB9DLC Mike.
I have been around the ham bands since Dec. 1953.
Late 2000 moved into a Villa, in Decatur, IN, sold my amp, and had lots of fun with low power CW and very modest antennas.
November 2009 moved just outside Bluffton, In. where I once again can put up ham antennas. First put up before winter a Zero-Five 10-40 meter ground plane.
July 2010, with lots of good help from my ham friends put up a Hex Beam by K4KIO on a 40 ft Universal aluminum tower,with a G450A rotor ,in August 2010 added 80 & 40 meter double bazooka antennas.
In October 2010 have a new radio, TS-590 Kenwood to go with a AL-80A Ameritron amp, ,and a AT2K Palstar tuner. April 2011 added an Argonaut V by Ten Tec, what a great little radio for low power & outside back yard operation. Use a Z-11 Pro 11 LDG tuner + SX-200 Diamond SWR/Watt meter + Logikey CMOS-4 keyer on the small rig. Work lot of CW using single lever paddles by N3ZN and N0SA, both great performers, the mic is a Heil GM-5.
In March 2012 put up a Par End Fed 30 Meter sloper to add another antenna for that band. May 2012 installed a Zero Five 43 ft Vertical , looking for increased 80 meter DX this fall.
January 2013 put up a Hy Power Delta Loop for 12 meters, took down the 30 Meter slopper and trhe 40 meter Double Bazooka,since the 43 ft vertical works so well on 30 & 40 meters don,t need any other on those bands.
My Radio Callsign Plaque is a 4" x 8" etched mirror inserted into an LED lit 4" x 13" solid hardwood base custom made by Jim. See www.jimsengraving.com
My VHF / UHF gear consists of a FT-8800 in the shack to a small 6 el beam off the tower, also have a VX3-R for cross band and hamfests, plus a VX-6R, along with a FT-1500M in my car.
July 8, 2006 upgraded to the extra class license, and decided to retire my old call that had served me so well for the last 52+ years.
August 1, 2006, became N9ZI, it rolls off nicely on CW.
ARCI # 10662, NAQCC # 1738, FISTS # 12278, SKCC # 5032,
1010 # 12835 - QRP WAS & QRP DXCC
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