For HF I use a Yaesu FT-101ZD with an SP-901P external speaker, FV-101Z VFO & FC-902 antenna tuner, E-V MC300 microphone, a straight key, and a set of Vibroplex Brass Racer paddles on an MFJ keyer. Antennas; a G5RV and Cushcraft AP8A. I also use a Kenwood TS-830S which is quickly replacing the Yaesu as the primary rig.
The VHF side is a Kenwood TM-231A & IC-2000H (Jump Kit) and a VX6R, few Icom HTs.
Mobile I use a Yaesu FT-1900r and a Kenwood TM-281A
For HF portable I use an IC-735 (Jump Kit) with mod for QRP and a Heathkit HW8. For more of a challenge I use a Rockmite on 40M.
I enjoy QRP and portable operation & antenna building and tube gear. I rebuild and restore old radios and ham gear and build both solid state and tube equipment. Solid state has its place. Tubes are more fun.
Local A.R.E.S. and Skywarn member and ARRL VE.
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