Become a Ham at 61years old in 2002 (reason below). Quite pleased making it so late in life and passing both
tests first attempt. Always was interested but alot harder 40 years ago. A perfect case of never say never.
I operate a Yaesu Mk5 MP1000 and more recently a Yaesu 857d mainly in my truck.
The Mk5 I brought near new as wanted it to last. It is going well except for a new display light recently.
Antenna: 5 Element, Multi Band Yagi 43 Feet high
Also 80 mtr wire loop 8 mtr off ground.
I find CW is made so much more easier all for the sake of spacing between words. Then faster wpm more manageable.
I do like cw as 1st choice with short contacts. Like working about 20 wpm (PSE NOTE) loosing pleasure much faster than that. Be nice if most were around that speed however with the help of computers and their years of experience they get carried away and forget the QRS,s. Live in Clive a small settlement half way between Napier & Hastings in NZ. A rural settlement close to rivers & the beach. I enjoy Trout and sea fishing with Whitebaiting on the side.
Our 3 daughters live in the near area with 2 owning private child care centre,s practicing the Emmi Pikler system out of Hungary and the other a teacher at one of the few Rudolf Steiner schools in NZ. I lost my only Son at 27, (unexplained sudden death) The reason for my interest in far reaching radio. His name was Troy, Hence my call sign 2 MY T (Troy) (2 mighty)
73s I look forward to any contact with you. Alex
QSL Cards I welcome these via the Buro or Direct. Computer generated otherwise not of interest to me.
Just been advised of hundreds awaiting me on which is beyond my attention.Thanks.
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