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Hello, and thank you for looking me up. I originally became licensed as a teenager many years ago and primarily operate CW on the HF bands.  I am currently retired after spending a lifetime enforcing public health, environmental, and consumer protection laws here in California.

The QTH is located in Placerville, approximately 40 miles east of Sacramento in California's gold country, where the discovery of gold here along the American River led to the 1849 gold rush. It is in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains at an elevation of 2000 feet. The city used to be called "Old Hangtown" as a result of its lawlessness and lynchings that occured here during the gold rush era. The area is rich with wild west history.

I have several older rigs that I enjoy maintaining and rotate them around to keep them happy. I never run more than 100 watts, and many times, much less.

I QSL 100%, on all cards received, and enjoy collecting real cards.

Here is my humble station. This rig is an old Ten-Tec Triton Digital, along with my beloved Begali paddle, ancient keyer, Astron 20A power supply, and Heathkit monitor scope. You may notice the absence of a microphone.  I do have several, but they spend most of their time on the shelf collecting dust.

The main HF antenna right now is a homebrew 80M Carolina Windom, strung through the trees at about 50 feet in height.  It runs roughly NE by SW.  I've had good success with it on all bands, even working DX through pileups. 

Here is an enhanced photo of the setup...

















Following is the HF plot of this system where you can see that the SWR on most bands hovers around a 2:1, with the best match being found on 80.  It certainly makes for an interesting experimental antenna system if you like to tinker with things like this.


















Now for a brief look at this part of California.  Here we are looking east towards the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Lake Tahoe is on the other side.

These photos are taken in downtown Placerville. "Downtown" is only a few blocks in length.



All of the old gold rush towns along California Highway 49 become very festive for Christmas.

So for now, 73's and best wishes from Placerville, California, and I hope to see you on the air again soon!



"For we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.  For the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal."

Apostle Paul writing to the 1st Century Christians in Corinth. (2 Corinthians 4:18)


“In the experiments about atomic events we have to do with things and facts, the phenomena that are just as real as any phenomena in daily life; but the atoms or elementary particles themselves are not real; they form a world of potentialities or possibilities rather than one of things or facts.”

Werner Heisenberg; Nobel laurate. Considered father of quantum mechanics.




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