QTH Nettraby is located between Ronneby and Karlskrona. My radios is Kenwood TS940s and Elecraft K2/100.
My favourite bands is 3,5MHz, 7MHz, 10MHz . I am also interested in dx on all bands, when they are open. The mode is CW. The radios are Kenwood TS940s and Elecraft K2/100 and sometimes the Drake A-line, converted to 6146b in the final. I like rag chewing on all bands. I am also active on 50Mcs with Elecraft transverter XV50 and a home made 4 element yagi and 144Mcs with 10element yagi. I have been lic since 1972 and faithful to the CW all the time. I am using electric keyer (elbug) with Iambic squeeze technich or single lever key or the mechanical semi automatic vibro keyer. My new antenna Extended Windom 82mtr long inv V works fine to USA on 40 and 80 meters. The main antenna is the 82 meter sky loop. An excellent DX-antenna 7 - 28 MHz and one of the best for short skip on 80m.
I have just built the Hendricks PFR-3a portable field radio. It works very fine.
I finished my homemade linear with a pair of 813 in G-G connection in the beginning of 2013. It works very well. The output is with an excitation power of 100W more than 1kW on 3,5 and 7 and 10 Mhz and 900W on 14 - 21 MHz and 800W on 24 MHz and, beleive me or not, 750 W on 28MHz still with a quite normal efficiency. The reducing of power output is more because bad engineering in my input design rather than what the 813:s can delivery. My suggestions about the good result on 28 MHz is I had an optimal luck with the anode choke and no need of parasite suppressors on the anode connections. The anode choke is a science! :-)
I like rag chewing on CW
The WARC bands is very nice because they are free from contests :-)
The CW is made by human hand, never from a keyboard.
Best regards and hope see you again in a nice qso.
Bengt "Ben" Svensson at radio station SM7FCU
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