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 want to experiment 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,I've been trying to get a complete station assembled,but so far i've only been able to find the matching antenna tuner,I still need the pwr supply but haven't had much luck in that respect! I also have a Wilderness SST30 for the 30mtr band this little rig performs very well,the VXO has 2 varicap tuned diodes so i have 2 tuning ranges on the band,10.000-10.120khz.
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 on the east coast of the United States answered my CQ it was quite a thrill to have a QSO with this other station Chances are if you work me on 30meters this will be the radio im using I'm considering adding digital readout,it would make it much easier to zero beat other stations ,especially weak Qrp stations..I've been a ham since 1988 and proud to say i'm 100% cw never warmed up to sideband,I've been fooling around with low power operating about 5 years and although alot of times it feels like i'm wasting my time calling half the fun is antiscipting who might answer my little flea powered station when i let up on the key.besides the YOUKITS HB1A rig pictured above i have 2 Rockmite rigs (both unassembled!!) one is an original K1SWL version and the other is the W1REX updated kit i'm also trying to restore aTen Tec Power Mite but never seem to get around to doing anything with it i live in an apartment so my antennas are limited to wires mostly My wife Louise is amazed at the distances i'm able to acheive with such a small amount of power, i have 2 adult sons from a previous marriage and i'm the proud PAPA to my 10 year old grandaughter Kaelyn...she seems to show an interest in morse code and likes to sit on my knee when i operate sometimes,I have been and shall remain a devoted CW operator and supporter!!.The only thing different with the Wilderness SST in the photos is i've painted the top half of the cabinet light blue
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