Been Ham for about 19 years. grew up in New Jersey and moved to NH in 1990. Became Ham in 1991. My elmer (WA1LCW) started me on HF using a Icom 735 and A3S antenna up 50 feet at his house. Started with my own antennas in attic which was OK, and even got some nice DX. My first contact was a nice gentleman in AZ. on 80 meters from my first rig, which was a Icom 718 at 50 watts. Got hooked on the QRP bug about a year later and never looked back since.
Am now using as my main rig in my shack a Elecraft K2 with a FT-817 as a backup rig. I also use NORCAL40A Wilderness SST 20 and 40 meters.
Antennas are a dipole up about 40 feet, 280 feet long along the back of the house, a BTV5 vertical antenna in woods ground mounter and a Alpha Delta up about 25 feet along the woods between two trees.
Hope to hear you on the air. Please stop by and say Howdy!
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