I was first licensed in December 1972 as WN3TXI. When I up graded to Amateur Extra July 1987, I requested a new call sign and received NJ3K. Much easier on CW. I enjoy working DX and QRP when I am away from home. I have a Elecraft KX3 that travels a lot with me. I can power it from internal batteries or an external power supply. If away from 120 volt mains I can also power the radio from a LiFePO battery. I can charge the battery from 120 volt mains or a solar panel. Looking forward to more QRP work from the field next year after I retire. I received my electronics training from the U. S. Navy. I attended AVA School in Millington, Tn in 1970. After that I attended TDA school there also. Stationed at NAS Quonset Point RI. Where I met WA3IMI who gave me my test for the novice license WN3TXI. I work 100% CW except for an occasional 2 meter contact. Not saying I am all that good at CW just enjoy it and it does works well for DX when you only have 100 watts and a wire antenna. Also like to contest when I can, CQ WPX contest is fun as NJ3 is a multiplier, nice to have people call me! My son lives in Belgium when I visit him I use ON9CLW. I have operated from ON4UN and ON4WW QTH's. Also from the Fort at Lier (OT5A or ON7LR) and from a club station in Aalst.
9 Band DXCC CW With One Dipole for 10, 12, 15 ,17, 20, 30 40, and 80 fed with 450 ohm line. Inverted "L" on 160. All with 100 watts. Also DX Challenge stands at 1793. DXCC stands at 328 current, 333 total, All CW.
Home station consist of Elecraft K3, 100 watt, and a Johnson Match box, used with the dipole. Works good even on the WARC Bands.