I go by the name Randy, in spite of what QRZ says up top! :) I've been a Ham since 1977, and that first license was issued on April Fool's Day when I became WD4DSX. I had been interested in radio since the 4th grade when the Weekly Reader had a story about amateur radio, although I had my First Class Radiotelephone w/Radar Endorsement License prior to becoming a Ham. I worked in radio/tv as an announcer and broadcast engineer(big name for technican) for about 10 years and then as a technician with the Air Force(civilian) for the past 30. Retired now and LOVING it. This retirement thing is a whole lot better than it is cracked up to be. I love hearing those little beeps of RF we call morse code, and I love qrp. My current rig is an Elecraft K2, although I'm drooling over a KX3, and I do have a few other QRP rigs. I love the QRP Sprints put on by the Adventure Radio Society and the NAQCC, and I enjoy workng the traffic nets. The majority of my activity is on CW, however I am active on SSB and 2 Meter FM also.
My antenna is a W5GI Mystery Antenna that I built from a kit from the Wireman, it's up about 38 ft in an Inverted V configuration with the ends about 10 ft. above ground. I've been very pleased with the results.
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