Hello. I was first licensed in 1962 as WN0BOC. My first rig was a Johnson Ranger and a Hammarlund HQ 110C using a 40 meter dipole on 40 and 15 meters. Man did I have fun on the novice bands with CW. Today I operate AM, SSB, and CW on various bands from 160 to 15 meters and SSB on 6. I am off the grid and the Kansas wind provides some of my power every month except August and September when the wind calms a bit. (As I write this, it is gusting 40 mph here in the rolling hills of north central Kansas. That is pretty average around these parts.) Most of my power comes from solar panels I installed in 2010. I am surprised at their output on a sunny day. The wind machine is taking a well deserved break these days.
My favorite mode is CW but I enjoy vintage equipment and spark aparatus.
Outside of amateur radio I have a great deal of fun with photography (film and paper). I mostly use 4x5 panaramic and an old 8x10 camera. I also dabble in neon tube bending and sign making. I guess it is hard to get away from high voltage! (Pun intended.)
You won't find me chasing DX or contesting although I have worked many foreign stations and had many wonderful rag chews.
(Somehow my coordinates keep changing on various boards. I am at EM 08 uw. I try to keep things updated but it takes watching. The shack is about 12 miles SW of Lincoln, KS)
73 for now.
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