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I will reciprocate with a QSL card for all received. DX can send direct or through the Bureau (North Illinois DX Association). I appreciate all QSLs!
PODXS 070 #1575
Breakfast Club #3432
I originally got my Novice license back in the 70's as WN9GDY, but I never renewed it. I got the bug again, so I bought the study guides and read them. Then I got my license Easter 2012 weekend by taking all three exams at the Geff, IL Hamfest and passed them all! I was AC9BV then got my vanity call, WM9I the end of May 2012.
I am using an FT817ND barefoot at 5W with a G5RV dipole up about30 feet and an MFJ 949D tuner. I use the Bencher BY-1 now for CW (still getting used to paddles) I have just added the SignaLink and use it with HRD and associated DM780 and Logbook s/w for digital and CAT control on a Lenovo XP laptop. I have set up an extended WIFI to reach my shop where the ham shack is located. It is working great. It is made by Ubiquiti. I use the o'scope to monitor my signal.
I also work poolside via Miracle Whip (see main photo). I am working on setting a battery-powered portable set up with solar panels.
So far, I have been able to work Europe, Asia, Africa, North, Central& South America,and the Caribbean.
I have added the THP HL-45b amplifier for traffic netsand emergency communications. But I enjoy the challenge of QRP! My next project is build some portable antenna and make an emergency kit. Looking at batteries and solar panels now for the power.
My grandson, Caleb, also enjoys talking on the radio and joins me in the shack regularly. You may hear him on the air (Kids Day), also! He is 5 and a budding ham! Next, teach him the code!!
I have now added a second shack location with a Yaesu FT-990 and the SignaLink and computer set up. I also use my straight key here. I put up a wire vertical to run off of, also. I works well and is easier for Caleb to access.
73, God bless,es gud DX! CU on the bands!
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