For HF I use a Yaesu FT-101ZD with an 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 TS-700A, TM-231A & IC-2000H (Jump Kit) and a VX6R, few Icom HTs and VHF amps.
For HF mobile & portable I use an IC-735 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, but tubes are more fun.
Local A.R.E.S. and Skywarn member and ARRL VE.
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