First licensed in 1968 as WN8AEW. Moved around while in college and had various call signs: WB8ISG, WB4ALY, and WD8BUW. Let license lapse (gasp!) in 1975 and got active again in 2000 (after continued friendly harassment from my brother, WB8AGV and my first cousin K8RMX). Found that my old call sign of WB8ISG had not been re-issued, and since I was most active while holding this callsign, had it re-assigned as a vanity call. I am active on digital modes mostly--PSK31, HELL, RTTY, MFSK, etc. I have become active on SSTV--both analog and digital. I've also recently begun to explore and use WINDRM--digital audio. I will try any band that is open--160m on down. I am now operating exclusively from my home in northern MI (Boyne City). I'm an avid pilot and own a Cardinal II. I have just sold the amphibious plane in the picture--a Coot A (this is the original prototype built by Molt Taylor!)
Main rig here is a Yaesu FT-950, Palstar AT1500DT tuner, an Ameritron AL-80B linear amp (rarely), and a 160m through 6m dipole at about 50' .
I also use a Yaesu FT-897 for UHF and VHF with a small discone omnidirectional antenna and still do some CW and phone, too. I look forward to a QSO with you!
By the way, I will be on a mini-Dxpedition to St. Lucia from Dec. 2-10, 2012. I am with the BuddiPole group and my callsign will be J6/WB8ISG. I'll be on all open bands with digital modes--PSK, SSTV, etc. Look for me for a St. Lucia QSO!!
...and now I'm back from St. Lucia where I operated as J6/WB8ISG! For those of you who wanted a printed QSL card, bear with me. Our group collectively made over 11,000 contacts, and the QSL cards have been ordered. As soon as I get some, they will be on the way!
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