Picture is of my wife and I at the Boone Plantation in South Carolina. In 2014 we will celebrate our 30th year together.
My interest in radio started in the early 70's with a 23 channel AM CB. I didn't know anything about SWR then and used a mag mount antenna on my wooden dresser. Needless to say the finals didn't last too long, and I experienced my first repair bill. Progressed to an SSB CB and was hooked on DX, even if my first DX was only 5 miles! One night I happened to see a notice on the local cable channel announcing an upcoming amateur radio course being put on by the local club. Tuesday nights were spent at the firehall talking theory and code classes. A couple of months later I took and passed the radio exam, became VE3TMT and picked up my first HF radio, a Yaesu FT101EE. Many radio's have gone through the shack over the years.
The current transceiver is a Yaesu FT990 with matching SP-6 speaker. Antennas are a Cushcraft A3S and Alpha Delta DX-B sloper. Also shown is an MFJ993-B tuner, Yaesu G-450XL rotor and Grecom PSR-410 scanner, which I monitor while in the shack.
I operate mostly digital modes, my favorite being RTTY, but I will grab the mic to try and put a new SSB contact in the log.
I have worked all states on RTTY and am now working on my 5 band WAS RTTY.
My logs are uploaded to LOTW every week, sorry I do not use E-QSL or send cards anymore
Hope to see you on the bands.
Here's the shack as of December 2013
FT990 IF tap running on HDSDR
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