I live in Horsetown USA. There's more horses here than people. Yes I have horses but they are my daughter's, I'm the sponser. She takes care of the horses, out every morning feeding and cleaning before school and then doing the same again after school and homework.
If I'm not hamming I'm probably outside fixing a fence, tilling the arena or doing one of the other activities I enjoy.
I use CW 99% of the time and enjoy working DX and participating in contests such as the ARRL 10 Meter, CQ WW WPX and the California QSO Party. I also enjoy the occasional ragchew. Other modes I operate from time to time are PSK31, RTTY and some of the digital weak signal modes .
My current station consists of a Kenwood TS-570DG with Panadapter and a HF vertical mounted on a Harbor Freight 20 ft flagpole. I'm currenlty looking for a telescoping mast to put an A3S on.
I QSL 100% either via the Buro or direct. Sending an SASE for DX contacts will help if your card is sent direct. One isn't necessary for North America contacts. eQSL, LOTW and paper QSLs are ok. Prefer paper QSLs though, I like the wall paper and stamps. If you sent a QSL recently I've gotten a little behind in responding. Hopefully over the next couple of months I can catch up.
Other hobbies/interest; drag racing, old muscle/pony cars, hiking, mountain climbing, snow skiing, backpacking, geocaching, old trains (see OERM.org), horses (see RiverHillsPonyClub.org), riding my bicycle, working in my yard, and old western movies (pre 1975).
I've operated from VY0 and KH6.
Former call; WD0AVV 1977-2008
Here's the awards/recognition I've received over the years.
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