I QSL via QRZ, LoTW or Direct. I go by my nick name "Buz" and got my Ham Ticket in 1961 in Little Rock Arkansas. I am a semi-retired Manufacturing/Tool Engineer, working part time for a large automotive company in SC and own my own Mechanical Design Company, where I provide CAD designs. I have been sporadically active in Amateur Radio over the years, but plan to stay active now since I have more time on my hands. I have many hobbies and interests, so Amateur Radio is not necessary my prime activity. I am active in Scottish History, especially the border Johnston/e Clan and in the Clan Johnston/e in America. I also do genealogy family research and also provide assistance to other's looking for family members here in the upstate of South Carolina. I am an avid camper and own my own RV class A camper. I enjoy photography, computers and college sports. In my younger years, I was a professional Drummer for 27 years playing Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues,Jazz and Country and have been fortunate to work with some very big names in the music business. I was born in Ft. Smith Arkansas, so I am a Razorback fan by birth, but since moving to SC in 1983, I've become a big Clemson fan. Luckily they are in different conferences and only share a few common opponents. I also am involved with my church where I serve as an usher and a member of the drama and Kidz ministry.
Best 73's and good DX,
My Station consists (as ofAugust 2013) :
Kenwood TS-440S running100 watts (note I keep another TS-440S in the RV and various wire antennas for enjoyment in the wild) on DigiModes I drop the power down to about 50 Watts.
Super Loop 80 at 75' or 23 mtrs (my main antenna) 20/17/15 meter dipoles up 25' or 10 mtr
Using a MFJ AutoTuner Extender MFJ-914 to help out theTS-440S autotuner
Kenwood TM-732A FM 50 watt
Ringo Ranger vertical and 440 ground plane
Icom IC-91A FM HT
IcomIC-290A FM/SSB/CW 2 Mtr 25 watt
Xeon Workstation w/ Windows 7 64 bit
SignaLink USB using HRD ver 6.0 or DigiPan
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