Hi, and thank you for stopping by. If your reading this, chances are that we have had a cw contact.
I've been a ham since 1988, and I'm 100% CW as well as QRP.
My rigs consist of a Youkits HB1B normally run at 5watts "or less", Wilderness Radio SST-30. I intend on experimenting with QRPp in the millawatt range sometime in the future. I also have a Rockmite for 20mtrs and a Hendricks 20B also for 20mtrs. I believe that both of these rigs manage 1/2 to 1 watt output.
I've been in the process of restoring a vintage Ten Tec Power Mite.
My antenna consists of a EFHW at 40 ft. I also have an end fed antenna with counterpoise made from 17gauge aluminum wire thru a SOTA tuner for portable operating outdoors when time permits.
I've met a great bunch of people thru operating low power.
If you hear me calling, please respond.
Below are the QRP clubs I'm associated with
FISTS #5239-CC 685
Below are photos of my Wilderness Radio SST-30
I aquired the Wilderness SST 30 last summer,it sat on the shelf in my shack for a long time.Last weekend i decided to see if i could get it to play...what a surprise!after calling CQ a few times a station from New York answered me what a feeling it felt like Christmas morning,for the last week i've been operating this radio everyday and the signal reports are very good,i'm just amazed at how well this little QRP radio performs audio is good it has very sharp selectivity from a 13.8v power supply i get between 2-2.5 watts output my best DX using this rig has been TM55BM in France the performance from this little Qrp rig has been very impressive i'm going to try and get my hands on a 20meter version.This little Qrp rig tunes 2 ranges of 30mtrs,It tunes from 0.99-10.111mhz flipping a toggle switch tunes from10.111-10.119mhz My Youkits HB1B has been somewhat neglected,i've been having alot of fun operating Qrp with the little SST.My next project is to build a Small Wonders Labs ROCKMITE for 20 mtrs Recently my XYL got me a 2nd HB1B this one is the newest version which covers 15to40mtrs.I've been a ham for 35 years, 100%cw, i was a radio operator in the military back in the mid 70's i first started with some old tube equipment and operated abit of AM and mostly cw i've only been playing with Qrp about 5 years i live in an apartment so low power was the only way i could stay on the air it gets tuff at times but hunting for contacts is half the fun i have 2 adult sons from a previous marriage neither has shown any interest in ham radio my 10 year old grandaughter has been hinting around that she wants to learn morse code.....maybe one day there will be a 2nd ham in the family..
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