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. Moved here from Ontario after my wife and I retired.
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. I still use a paper log. There isn't even a computer in the shack. Tried it once and lost everything to a power outage.
No interest in e-QSL or LoTW.
Hope to hear you on the air.
Cheers and 73 from Newfoundland
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