Originally from Ohio and licensed WN8QYQ in 1973 at the age of 14. 42nd continuous year of licensure, bu I was inactive for many years due to life getting in the way. I'm now living in the low country of South Carolina where it's nice and flat with great take off angles. R.N. and Paramedic for 30+ years specializing in emergency medicine and worked as a rotorcraft flight nurse for many years. I served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve on C-141's and C-130's in the 90's.
My interests in amateur radio include HF CONTESTING, DX ( 177Confirmed via LOTW + 5 paper ), HF AMPLIFIERS and antenna experimentation with the occassional ragchew. I often enjoy listening to and getting involved in ragchews when guys start taking amplifiers. There's so much to learn in amateur radio and there's something for everyone. Some of the smartest people I've known are hams.
Current station consists of a Yaesu FT-950 with Heil ProSet Elite for contesting and an older FT-990 which I've put back on the air playing with digial modes. Front line amp is an Alpha 87A with a Heathkit SB-220 as a backup and play-with amp. The pair of 3-500Z's glowing in the shack is cool and nostalgic! Antennas = Hygain TH7DX @ 72', Independent resonant dipoles for 40 and 80 meters hanging from the pecan tree in low NVIS configuration although they surprise me with some DX on occassion.
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. DXCC countries needed which are not using LOTW I'll send DIRECT for a QSL card with either IRC, green stamps, or paypal. I'm no longer able to answer QSL cards sent via the Bureau. Consider LOTW for immediate confirmation. LOTW is the way to go!
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