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, 40 meter dipole, and Cushcraft AP8A. My other HF rig is a Kenwood TS-830S.
N.V.I.S. Over the past 2 years I've been experimenting with 40 meter and 80 meter N.V.I.S. antennas. Net results and signal reports from the islands, Gulf, and S.E. USA have been generally better than any of my other antennas. For portable I've found N.V.I.S. antennas not only easier to deploy, but consistanly better reuslts than with a portable vertical or hamstick.
On VHF I use a Yaesu FT-1900R in the shack and a Kenwood TM-281A in each vehicle as well as a few ICOM and Yaesu HTs. VHF jump kit is an ICOM 2100H, a Mirage B-34-G amp for HT back-up if needed, a 40 ft. mast kit and Hustler CGT-144 with radial kit.
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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