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 + / -. Hope to have a tower and beam up soon but in the meantime the dipoles do a good job here right next to the salt water.
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 and really enjoy a good CW ragchew. Got into ham radio for the CW and never lost my interest in it.
Rigs here are a Kenwood TS 570 and a Yaesu FT 1000MP. My key is a Kent double paddle. Usually run about 50 watts or less so I don't have the strongest signal on the band but I do get a bit of help with my RF from the saltwater about 100 yards away. Run 100 watts if necessary when band conditions are poor.
Got back into the hobby 21 years ago , went through the big station thing with multiple transceivers , amps and gadgets etc. Now back to two rigs ,a paddle, Heil headphones and the hand mic that came with each radio for what little SSB I do (mostly maritime mobile nets). Having fun again!
Enjoy sailing in the summer months and music of all ( well , almost all) kinds both playing and listening especially jazz and blues. Love "big band" stuff!
I 'DO NOT' QSL via ANY bureau. Please QSL direct if you want a card. I return QSL 100%, usually the same day as our mail arrives in the morning and doesn't go out until the afternoon.
Hope to hear you on the air.
Cheers and 73 from Newfoundland
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