Greetings from the western edge of Sioux Falls, SD!
My current home station consists of an Icom IC-7410 and a Kenwood TS-590 as the main HF radios. What great radios they are. The IC-7410 and TS-590 are connected to an Ameritron AL-811H amplifier then through a MFJ 998 Legal Limit Intellituner. Switching allows me to use either a M2 Antenna KT-34 4 element beam at about 40 feet, a 80m dipole, 40m dipole, an inverted "L" up the side of the tower, or a 20' vertical on the provacy fence. No special audio equipment other than the hand mics, a Heil ICM mic or Heil BM-10 headset.
For VHF and UHF I mainly use an Icom ID-5100A dual band in the shack connected to a Diamond vertical. A Kenwood TH-F6A, Icom ID-31A, and a ID-51a dual band are used for HT and DStar. I have really gotten into the DStar a lot more lately. I built and use a DV Mega on a regular basis.
I enjoy "plane spotting" in my spare time. I provide a local feed to LiveATC.net for air traffic in the area. http://www.liveatc.net/search/?icao=kfsd
I am married with 4 beautiful daughters: 20, 10, 8 and 6. They keep me young and a couple of the younger ones have an interest in radio. I work in public safety locally and enjoy the challenges I face every day. I try to get South Dakota on the air as much as possible so I hope to work you soon.
I am a past president of our local club, The Sioux Empire Amateur Radio Club. I currently serve on the club's board of directors. I am also the trustee of the N0EBC callsign which is a small club of some close ham friends. We enjoy doing special event stations through the year.
Brothers Net #197
Feld Hell Club #3976
and various other activities...
You can follow me on Twitter @kb0wsw
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