Originally licensed in 1976, then went inactive in late 80's, now re-licensed just this year (2011). I am a 57 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, flying (built a Kitfox in 1991 and still fly it), and making my own biodiesel fuel. Hang around on OMISS net when there's time. QSL direct or through the OMISS bureau.
Current rigs are a Yaesu FT-1000MP through an LDG AT-1000 Pro Auto Tuner and Ameritron AL-811 amplifier into a 285 ft horizontal delta loop erected as a rectangle at about 25 feet.
The secondary shack is a little more ancient and includes a mid '60's vintage National NCX-500 transceiver into a home made OCF dipole with an ICOM IC-707 for backup.
Look fwd to lots of air time, both ssb and cw. 73's
(Previous call W5GTL prior to 11/11/12)
Update (8/12): New (used) SpiderBeam now erected. Many thanks to K6HP (Ed) for his help and advice. I happened to put it up on a weekend when conditions were very good on 15, 17, and 20 meters so the dx contacts are rolling in.
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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