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Im 45 years old and live outside a rural community on a 6 acre property. I passed the Tech exam in Apr 2010, and in May went back and passed the Gen exam to get on HF.

My dad is my influence for getting into this hobby. He enjoyed it for years and years as KB5AUX. Ron Sr. passed away in 2008

The old station isnt much to look at and it was my first. An ICOM IC-735 I bought along with a Yaesu FL2100B and an ICOM V-8000 for 2 meters that belonged to my father, plus a Radio Shack H/T for 70CM I picked up for nothing. I run a Yaesu FT-60R H/T with a 5/8 wave Diamond dual band mobile-antenna on the trunk.

 In January 2015 I bought a Yaesu 857d which is now my primary rig. Im using the Butternut HF6V for 6m-80m, ground mounted with 64 radials. On 2m and 70cm im using a discone antenna at 30'.  I run only the barefoot rig and the 2 verticals--no amplifier or large antenas here. I love the little 857d and cant say enough good things about it. I run HRD 4.1 and the RigBlaster Plug n Play.

Im mostly active on digimodes PSK31, and RTTY...also JT65 and occasionally SSTV. I prefer working DX but enjoy meeting locals as well. I also enjoy decoding satellite telemetry and monitoring the NOAA satellites. I spend most of my time listening on 6, 12, 17, and 30 meters...during storms im always on 2m FM listening to weather nets.

Im married and drive a lift truck at a local diaper manufacturing company, Domtar--Personal Care Division. Our biggest customer is Walmart and we make the Parents Choice brand. We ship to all 50 states and internationally to Chile'. We also make adult pads under the Attends brand name and send those to Europe. I have 2 teenaged stepsons, 5 dogs, 3 cats, 14 chickens and plenty to do.


Very good luck and much DX to all!


Ron Jr  KF5FCV

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