Originally licensed in 1976, then went inactive in late 80's, now re-licensed just this year (2011). I am a 58 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 and still fly it). LOTW is preferred QSL. I'm slow with cards but try and get to them, especially if accompanied by SASE.
Current rigs are a Yaesu FT-1000MP through an MFJ 998 Auto Tuner and Ameritron AL-811H amplifier into a SpiderBeam at 11 meters elevation. For lower bands, there's a 285 ft horizontal delta loop erected as a rectangle at about 25 feet. I work most all modes but definitely prefer CW. Newer digital modes are coming into favor lately such as JT65 and JT9.
(Previous call W5GTL prior to 11/11/12)
New SpiderBeam! My first directional antenna. Even just 2 meters above roof, the difference is fantastic!
Backup/Garage bench. "Boat anchor" NCX-3 on far right. ICOM IC-707 in center.
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