I'm 60 and a HAM since 1974. My home is Mechelen, a place halfway between Antwerp and Brussels in this crazy country called Belgium.
I operate CW 95% of the time and love chasing DX and tough awards.
Hardware here is a Kenwood TS-590S, a TS-990S, a fully stuffed Elecraft KX3, an FT-817ND with 300 Hz filter (works great), a trusty BY1 Bencher and a low strung OCFD, that's it.
For /P work and on vacation I use a 16m end-fed.
I'm always interested in hearing what I sound like in other parts of the world. If you happen to make a recording, please send me a copy or link together with the date and time of the recording.
Thank you beforehand.
73, good DX
Gust ON6KE (NAQCC 0975)
Done with up to 100 Watt and low strung 20 and 40m dipoles. 165 worked, 163 confirmed, 159 verified.
36 years this one took me. Done with max. 100 Watt and small wire antennas.
My true pride. #652 since November 14th 1945, it's a small club alright.
Single digit! #9 since January 1st 2000, it's a very small club alright.