HF6V purchased (new?, hi) at 1981 Charlotte (NC) Hamvention. Stored under a house for 25 years; resurrected and upgraded to HF9V (Spring 2013).
Radials buried (Feb. 28, 2015) while YL is out of town. Need grass to grow FAST!
One month later (the perfect crime; almost)
July 2015, remounted antenna in 1.5" PVC Pipe with new brick work.
Only problem now is to keep the rabbit from eating the herbs!
The radials seem work much better under the soil. SWR dropped to 1:1 nil all bands except 20 and 17 meters which are now @ 2.5:1 (tuned for cw portions of bands). 6 Meter kit added June 2015, now QRV 80 > 6 using FT857D along with Icom IC-718.
W7GF and Relief Op. "Baja Josie" July 4th, 2013. (Josie is now SK 2/26/16)
I recieved my novice license at age 14 in Boca Raton, Florida (1975) as WN4NSX and WA4NSX. General Class license in 1976; Round Rock, Texas as WB5XPD (FCC Goof), as X suffixe callsigns were not issued; so was reissued as WB5YMS - which I held until 2007. Operated as WB5YMS/4 in Charlotte, NC and Liberty Hill, SC from 1979 - 1984; Qualified for 30 wpm in the McElroy memorial cw competition on Oct. 10 1981 at the Ashville, NC Autumnfest. Obtained vanity callsign W7YMS in Eugene, Oregon and qualifed for my Extra Class license in 2012; recieving present callsign of W7GF. I never had a qso with the first W7GF; "Gilbert Ford", but learned he was a great physicist and humanitarian. The majority of my contacts are almost 100 percent cw, but may break out the microphone for a new DXCC confirmation. All my prel2007 logs were lost traveling over the years, but found a listing for this 1976 "vintage QSL" being sold on Ebay!
Field Day (Home) Setup 2015
W7GF Operating CW for W7PXL 2015 Field Day Operation at the Science Factory, Eugene Oregon . (W7GF - aka WB5YMS - last operated at W7PXL Field Day in 1996 at Lane Community College in Eugene, OR).
Operating position during the cold wet winter, Guest operator "AL" IEN at the controls.
QSO's from 2007 > can be confirmed on LOTW, E-QSL and Club Log.
All claimed contest scores are recorded on http://www.3830scores.com/ See you in the next cw test!
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