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Hello! I go by "Bob" (middle name). I have been on the bands since March of 1958 and have made many friends over the years. I love CW and ragchewing, mostly on 40 meters and 80 meters. I will venture onto other bands but you can find me most times around 7.030 or 3.530 in mornings and evenings. I will QSO at whatever speed is comfortable for you but start to run out of gas above 40 WPM. I did a lot of mobile CW over the years, but now that I have retired, most QSO's take place in the comfort of my shack in our home in Hartville, Ohio. My XYL Peggy is also a ham, WB8ZPW, though not active at present. We live on 5 acres so have lots of room for wire. I currently have a loop cut for 160 meters that I use mostly on 80M.  For 40 meters and 30 meters I use an OB1-4030 rotary dipole (Optibeam).  For the upper bands I use a K4KIO Hex Beam.  The rotary dipole and hex beam are recent changes (Fall of 2014).  Previously I had used a 3 element SteppIR with the 40 meter modification (see pictures below for the before and after). Although the SeppIR was a great performer, I wanted to try something different.

My rig of choice is the K3 with P3 panadaptor.  I love the silk smooth QSK and the very sharp filters.  My backup rig is an IC756 PRO2.  I like it too but prefer the K3.

I can truly say that ham radio had a big influence on my life.  I credit ham radio for sparking my interest in electronics which led me to become a EE.  I had a satifying career in the aviation industry before retiring in 2005.

I am pretty one-dimensional, don't do contests or chase DX. Just love to ragchew. I will work on that in the future. Will try my hand at a few contests just to see what I am missing, and will try to work more DX. Hope to continue making new friends on the bands for years to come. 73's, Bob

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KM6AXC 2017-03-06 20m CW CM95PP93 United States Jerry L Crabill
KE0HWZ 2016-09-09 40m CW DM89gd United States WILLIAM J EMMERLING

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