I was first licensed in 1959 with a DX-60 and a "Heavily Modified" S-38D, in a row house near Philadelphia Pa.
I now live in a small developement 5 miles North of Minden and 5 miles South of Carson City, high desert (4800 feet) in the Carson Valley.
Yes Sports Fans - An H.O.A. ! I use wire in Trees ! Pine, Spruce and Fir work great. Yes I could almost double my counts with "Real" antennas but you can still do a lot with a little.
Enjoy Rag Chews, DX and Contest.
I use SSB, CW, RTTY, FM and PSK-31 modes.
I grew up with AM and I'm sorry but I don't miss it and it's huge bandwidth !
I am good in eQSL and LoTW
Run 2 meters to 160 meters at the fixed location and 440 to 80 meters mobile.
Interested in home brew antennas and modifying commercial antennas. I also like to play with wire antennas on 80 and 160.
Run mobile whenever the wife isn't in the car with me !! (Get a kick out of working DX Mobile !)
Avid pistol shooter and find that even being half blind, partially deaf, and semi crippled I can still put holes in the X ring !
I also enjoy General Aviation and have been a pilot since the age of 16 (Good Lord getting me past my flight physicals !), also have my Instrument Repairman, Airframe and Powerplant Technician Licenses.
You can visit my Web Page at www.WU6W.com
You can the NCCC Club Log Page at www.clublog.org/league.php?club=133
IC-746pro, Fixed Station
Alpha 78, Fixed Station
MFJ-998 Auto Tuner, Fixed Station
MFJ-994B Auto Tuner Mobile
Three End Fired phased 25 Foot Wire Verticals (base loaded) East-West 40 Meters (Thanks ON4UN and N6BT!)
25 FT Vertical inverted Wire L on 80 Meters
Two Phased Inverted L's East-West on 160 Meters
Hy-Gain TH2 at 14 feet on 10-15-20 Meters
CushCraft Ringo at 12 feet on 2 Meters
532 foot long wire used as aux receive antenna on 40-80-160 Meters
High Sierra Screwdriver, Mobile
S9 43 footer used as utility for contests and Utility
SuperAntennas YP-3, 3 element beam, Porable
Signalink, Digital modes
W3YY Interface, FSK/CW
Ten Ten #75471
I pour points into Northern California Contest Club
ARRL Member for sure !
All QSOs QSL'ed via LoTW, eQSL or Direct
Screwdriver on Mobile
IC-7000, ALS-500M and MFJ-994B Tuner plus Auxillary Battery