Originally from Ohio and licensed WN8QYQ in 1973 at the age of 14. Although this is my 42nd continuous year of licensure, I was inactive for many years, getting back into the hobby around 2007. I'm now living in the low country of South Carolina where it's nice and flat with great take off angles.
My present focus and interests in amateur radio include HF CONTESTING, DX ( 156 Confirmed ), HF amplifiers and antenna experimentation with the occassional ragchew. When the mood strikes, I'm known to sit up half the night just shootin the breeze with the good ole boys on 40 and 80. That's very relaxing, enjoyable and there's a good bit to be learned. Some of the smartest people I've known are hams.
Current 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. Independent resonant dipoles for 40 and 80 meters in low NVIS configuration.
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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