Originally licensed in 1976, then went inactive in late 80's, now re-licensed just this year (2011). I am a 60 y/o emergency room physician and have scores of other things I dabble in including music (play cello for local symphony orchestra), astronomy and astrophotography, and flying (built a Kitfox in 1991). LOTW is preferred QSL. I'm slow with cards but try and get to them, especially if accompanied by SASE.
Newly installed rig is Elecraft K3s (7/20/15) through a KAT500 Auto Tuner and Ameritron Al-1300s amplifier into an NA4RR Hexbeam at 11 meters elevation on a 5' roof mounted tower. For lower bands, there's a 285 ft horizontal delta loop erected as a rectangle at about 25 feet. Also, a homemade ground mounted 1/4 wave 40m monoband vertical does a fairly good job on that band for the occasional dx opportunity. Hopefully, something directional on 40m will be coming soon, especially with the solar minimum approaching. Mic is a Heil PR-781 directly into the K3s using its internal equalizer for optimization. I work most all modes but definitely prefer CW. Newer digital modes are coming into favor lately such as JT65 and JT9.
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