Been licensed when the Feds administered the elements and am a 20 WPM Know Code Extra. I know the code and I use it, and prefer it over any other mode. It is a very efficient mode, especially during contests and during Dxpeditions, where one can rack up the QSO rate and have less chances of mis-copied calls.
Life member of ARRL, #1 DXCC (thru many a sleepless nights waiting and struggling to work ellusive operators). I really enjoy DXing and especially CW DX the most. My fist taste of DX and via CW was way back when I worked JH1WIX on 15 meter CW with my Hallicrafters HT-40 and 40 meter crystal, 3rd harmonic for 15 CW (Novice Band). What a hoot! Those were the days.
Station is modest. Basic transceiver, 3 element yagi and wires for the low bands. Nothing noteworthy or worth bragging about. I employ a simple but very effective FLAG receive antenna for the low bands and some higher bands when I want to tune out lids or noise. Works very very well.
I love our 4 legged babies (children) in our family: Heidi, Sweetie, Cookie, Rosie, Button, Honey and Buddy (pic attached). Buddy is a rescue Rat Terrier, as is Rosie and Button, and Honey isa rescue Rat-Cha. Heidi is the big girl, part Rhodesian Ridgeback and something else that is large, Cookie is part Blue Heeler and Sweetie is our "old" girl, part lab and part Korgi (unfortunately as of 3 June 2014, we had to put her down as she had been ailing for some time - we are going to really miss her - RIP in heaven Sweetie) . Sweetie was a rescue as her mother and all but one sibling had been run over on a road. We took Sweetie into our home and have had her since 1999. All of our extended family are either rescue animals, strays or rescued from the animal shelters. I do believe God has made these creations for our affection both to give and receive, unfortunately, the time with us is much too short (IMHO).
Buddy (in the pic) is my best and dearest "friend", if that captures the affection between he and I. He loves to go with me, in the truck, car or on the riding mower. He likes to stand up with his front feet on the steering wheel. He doesn't know he isn't a big "boy" so he isn't itimidated easily (LOL).
I expect others to treat me fairly and truthfully, as I do likewise. My word means something to me, and it should to others as well. I don't much care for people that spew nonsense about others in the forums. I appreciate the frustration but I would prefer folks just post the facts and let others decide.
I always practice ethical and honest behavior(s) so if you see me list something for sale, you know it will be as stated, or I will make it right! I expect the same of others, I expect when something is amiss, you man up and make it right, you don't ask me what do to. You know what to do. Let your conscience be your guide (and hopefully, you have one). Don't tell me what "Christian" you are, just practice what you preach; live it!
CU On the Bands!
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