Hearts Delight is a small town of 500 people about 80 km / 50 miles (as the crow flies) west of St. John's , Newfoundland , on the eastern shore of Trinity Bay.
Normally operate between 14.020 to 14.058 and 7.004 to 7.030 using resonant 20 and 40 mtr dipoles. On 20 mtrs usually around 14037 + / - and on 40 usually around 7008 + / -. The dipoles do a reasonably good job here right next to the salt water. Wire antennas only here due to severe winds from time to time like today 70 mph + in gusts.
FISTS CW club member # 2900 which I got when I lived in VE3-land. CW OPS # 1078. For me, the pleasure is in the QSO not the speed of the CW. Really enjoy a good CW ragchew. Got into ham radio for the CW and never lost my interest in it. Not a contester and don't chase DX. If a DX station calls , I'll certainly answer but I don't go looking for it. Been there and got the T shirt back in the 90's. When I start getting a pileup of ops only wanting "599 / 73" I close the station down and go topside. Sorry , I don't log the quick "hits".
Rigs here are a Kenwood TS 570 and a Yaesu FT 1000MP. I like both rigs so it's a toss up which one I use on any given day. Run about 50 - 70 watts but will run 100 watts if necessary when band conditions are poor.
Got back into the hobby in 1992, went through the big station thing with multiple transceivers , amps and gadgets etc. Now back to two rigs , a paddle, and a Heil GM 5 that I swap between the 570 and the MP for what little SSB I do, (maritime mobile nets). Having fun again !
Enjoy sailing in the summer months and music of all kinds both playing and listening especially jazz and blues. Love "big band" stuff !
Sorry , I. DO NOT QSL via ANY bureau. Please QSL direct if you really need / want a card. I gladly return QSL 100% , usually the same day as our mail arrives in the morning and doesn't go out until the afternoon. I DO NOT use EQsl or LOTW. I barely care about the internet at the best of times.
Hope to hear you on the air.
Cheers and 73 from Newfoundland
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