Hi to all,
I'm a disabled ham who operates completely Qrp at only 5 WATTS using a home-brewed 12 volt PMA wind generator to power my MADE IN AMERICA Elecraft KX-3 station
I really enjoy chasing dx late at night on 40 meters. I have a 40 meter sked on the weekends with a dear old friend ZS1RJQ. Mike is family to me and we go back many,many years now. I would have never met him if it hadn't been through ham radio. I also have nightly skeds on 40 meter LSB with dear friends , EA3BOX -Joan is my neighbor in Catalonia Spain and F4BEW- George in Southern France. Another friend that I talk with daily is W0YY. I've had many an enlightening Qso with Larry on 40 meters conversing about antenna fabrication and design Larry and I LOVE TO BUILD ANTENNAS. For me ham radio is A WONDERFUL and REWARDING HOBBY!
Lately I've been checking into the ON7TQ European Group that Roger runs-usually 7150 to 7160 Mhz-+ CHECK IT OUT- He's a great guy and talented operator.
Afternoons you can find me talking to my friends/Brothers on the 14240 Group .Thus far, I'm the only Qrp operator in this unique group. Everyone including K1QS,AA2WC,K4MPI,W9RG, W0RIC,K0IYA,9Y4D, and the rest of the gang are "old school" hams. Truly ALL are outstanding operators and gifted orators. I am real proud to belong to this wonderful brotherhood of the 14240 Group.A GREAT BUNCH OF DECENT HAMS!
I'm also a member of QRP ARCI - my number is #4761.This fantastic organization is for Qrp hams all over the planet and reflective of everything that is truly Qrp.
Qrp is a REAL BLAST. I totally enjoy the challenges that each contact presents to me.
So far,on HF I have confirmed 300 countries via Qrp. **41 countries were worked with the "Splinter" rig by W4FSV at a WHOPPING 450 milli-watts output on 40 meters!!** On the Magic Band-6meters I have confirmed 137 countries.
I build ALL of my antennas with the help of my son- Donnie.These are fixed directional wire antennas. All ARE VERY LARGE -strung on ropes between trees/fiberglass poles and over 2 open fields.On HF I use multi-element vertical arrays, extremely long vee beams , multi-element Delta loops, and Log periodics. Also, every once in awhile I'll put up a Bruce Array, a Sterba Curtain and/or a Rhombic . I change my HF antennas frequently because I enjoy experimenting in trying to get more gain so you folks can hear my 5 watt Qrp Green station better.
Antennas, antennas, antennas.I'm quite serious about building high gain antennas THAT WORK WELL!!
Direct QSL's to my PO Box 36 if you want my card. I DO QSL 100% WHEN I RECEIVE YOUR CARD.
My best regards and many 72/73.
Don sr.- WA2TPU -A TRUE ALL AMERICAN MADE 5 WATT QRP GREEN STATION.
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