My name is Kirk KK2Z. As of July 4th of 2014, my XYL and I moved from Richmond TX to the Texas Hill Country outside of Burnet (about an hour NW of Austin). I left my radio home of Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club (BVARC) in Sugar Land TX, and now am active in the Highland Lakes Amateur Radio Club (HLARC) and ARES in Burnet County.
Due to HOA restrictions, I have mostly operated mobile and portable with only an NVIS 40m/80m dipole and a 2m/70cm ground plane at home. I use my FT-817 portable when we're cruising (so far, in the Carribean, Drake Passage, North Atlantic and North Sea), and am working on building a couple of QRP radios (a rockmite and softrock) to try on the next outing.
Now that I have moved to a home without antenna restrictions, I should shortly have a tower up! I also use RemoteRig to allow operation with a TS-480 "wherever I happen to be".
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