Main QRZ picture shows XYL and me on our Touring bike on a recent trip to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.
The neat little yellow radio is a new toy - the new 3 Band Portable Field Radio. If Ham Radio has gotten a little boring - try QRP. It brings back the excitement of those first DX contacts when you were a Novice - there is something wonderful about having a DX QSO with a battery powered rig hooked to a simple antenna.
It has been enjoyable to operate from outside on the deck with the PFR3 and an 88 ft. wire run up about 40 ft into a tree. The PFR3 with internal batteries, internal keyer, and built-in antenna tuner makes a great portable station.
After a July 2009 lightning strike, the main rig is now a Ten Tec Omni VII, Collins 30L1 amp, Dentron MT2000A tuner, and of course - lots of accessories. Visit my website wb9dlc.com for more info.
Age 59 and ham 43 yrs - my, how time flies!
I grew up in South Bend, Indiana about 1 mile from The University of Notre Dame. I was first licensed in December, 1969 as WN9DLC and did most of my Novice work with a Globe Scout 680A and a National NC173 receiver. I have typically been very active over the years except for an 8 year QRT from about 1996 till December of 2003. I’m active on HF and 2 meters again and having a blast.
At the present time I operate mostly CW with the 'Main Station', the 'Vintage Station', and the 'QRP Station'. I also operate some PSK31 and some SSB. In August '05 I installed a new tower with a 5 band 2 element Quad so I can now operate 80-40-30-20-17-15-12-10 meters.
Motorcycle : We have a Yamaha Venture touring motorcycle that the XYL and I enjoy riding and taking trips on. On the bike, getting there is half of the fun!
73 - Mike/WB9DLC
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