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I came to the hobby in May of 2015 at the young age of 61.
Originally it was to be an outlet to pass time while I was recovering from knee replacement. Of course once I found how vast and varied the field is, I was hooked on going further.

I am now running an FT-450D for HF 20m > 6m using a homebrew Carolina Windom that still needs some improvement but is doing the job of keeping me busy while recovering from my second knee replacement 

Updated June 8 2017

73 de Joe VE3JGO


The Humble Shack; It dosen't have to be extravagant to be fun.
I seldom run more than 70 watts on HF or 90 watts on 6 meters and have reached into central Europe.

This was the first Homebrew OCFD worked but needed work for 40 meter.

Redid the whole thing from scratch this time with known ferrite toroid values pair of FT-114 43 mix as a 4:1 current balun in a better weatherproof  housing. 
The run is from a 20' mast attached to my shed for the short leg to 20' up a tree for the long leg in  the background behind me. Just above  the edge of the roof is a 3' section of cable with ferrite toroids for RF cancelation making it a Carolina Window I guess.

The backyard support for short leg. The shed is too close to property fence so I used 2 10' sections of top rail and 16' for the front support since the prevailing winds come from the west and there is little to impede them.

The QSL card not fancy but it tells the story 

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