Originally from Ohio and licensed WN8QYQ in 1973 at the age of 14. I've been in 4 land for several years and now living in the Low Country of South Carolina. 41st year as a licensed amateur with periods of more or less activity as the situation dictated. I'm excited to be involved in such a fantastic hobby and service. Always interested in "what's new" in amateur radio. I was away from the hobby during the packet boom and much of the early digital. Trying to play catch-up now in those areas.
My main focus in amateur radio include contesting, DX, HF amplifiers and antenna experimentation with the occassional ragchew. I am a member of a new group of contesters recently formed in South Carolina.
Current modest station consists of a Yaesu FT-950 with Heil ProSet Elite, HC6 element. A 1980's Heathkit SB-220 which I've rebuilt and upgraded serving as the primary amplifier with it's pair of 3-500Z's. I love seeing glowing tubes in the shack. Antennas = Hygain TH7DX @ 72' (21m) with a rebuilt CDE HAM IV rotator. The 25G tower is guyed 120 degrees equispaced on 8' elevated supports 52' from the tower with Phillystran non-conductive guys. Wire antennas for the lower bands but only a resonant dipole up for 40 meters at this time.
I upload logs weekly to LOTW. If you need a traditional QSL card for SC please send and I return 100%. I ask for a SASE for U.S. Amateurs. DX please provide an addressed envelope, I'll provide the postage. All cards received via the bureau are answered via the bureau. Consider LOTW for immediate confirmation. LOTW is the way to go!
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