Just an old guy trying different things!
Located in Belfair, Wasington, USA. US Navy Hospital Corpsman 1971-1991. Made the last WESTPAC on the USS Turner Joy (DD-951) then got sent to the Marines so I spent my last 8 years stationed with the them. Hoorah! Computer Tech/Customer Service type. Dirt Mover (1999 Nissan Mini-Excavator) when I feel the need.
Passed exam for General 12 Feb 2011. Cool!
My Dad (AB5IW-SK) gave me his old Yaesu FT-7 which sat in my garage for over 10 years before I pulled it out to "play"with it. Received great. After I got my ticket I found out it wouldn't transmit worth a dang. So, I bought a Yaesu FT-857D. Works great. Added a SignaLink USB & CAT cable to the Yaesu for "digical" stuff. Saved up and bought me a Wouxun KG-UV3D to carry around town with me. It's a great little radio for $100!
Still experimenting building my own dipoles and other antenna's. Latest is a multi-band fan-dipole (80-10; will work all with the AT-300 tuner) antenna that looks like a spiders web on top of the house! You gotta be REALLY careful walking around the front yard or you could get decapitated by an antenna wire!!!
My "Ham Shack." Such as it is...
Skype me: KF7LTT. I think. You can also find me at www.stanking.org, Google+ and the MC-ARC Club page on Facebook.
My Lovely Young Bride of almost 30 years and I like to take trips. Bought a Caravan to do that. I mount my radio in it, assemble the Alpha Antanna, and try to make contacts. Cool!