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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 around  14.040+/-  and  7.008+/-   using resonant 20 and 40 mtr dipoles.  If the neighbourhood around 14.040 gets crowded as it seems to be lately , I move down to the bottom 15 Khz of 20 mtrs.  The dipoles do a reasonably good job here right next to the salt water.   Wire antennas only due to severe winds from time to time.  Rigs are a Yaesu 1000 MP and a Kenwood 570.   Keys are Kent and Vibroplex

FISTS and CW OPS member.  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.  I don't log the 599/73 "quick hits.  When I start getting a run of 599 / 73...I close down and go topside.    98% CW from here and only "barefoot" operation.   Only SSB ops are for maritime mobile nets and keeping in touch with old friends. 

If you're an animal lover (especially dogs) , you're good with me.  We recently adopted a greyhound rescue.  Hopefully the last few years of his life will be better than the first few.  He's a great dog....a 45 mph couch potato and gentle as a lamb.  Just has to get used to colder weather as he's from Florida originally and he doesn't have an ounce of fat on him.  Only dog in this community that has a full plaid coat to keep him warm in the winter.  He was pretty "rough" when he got off the plane (his last race was April 14/2014) but my XYL (VO1KD) gave him the TLC that only she can give and now he's shining like a new dime as you can see from the photo.  Many thanks and kudos to the greyhound rescue association of Newfoundland for the fine work they do with these former racers !

 

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.  You send me one , I send you one.

No interest in e-QSL or LoTW.

 

Hope to hear you on the air.

Cheers and 73 from Newfoundland

Doug VO1DD

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