Software engineer and partner in consulting firm.
I'm a casual HF operator, first licensed in September 2006. I spend most of my time on the digital modes, but also occasionally wander into the phone section of the bands. My activity tends to be sporadic. I'll get really interested for a few months, sometimes operating pretty intensely hunting DX or playing a few contests. Then, somehow, my interest will trail off... only to be rekindled a few months or a year later.
I currently operate a Flex-6500 into an off-center fed dipole, located about 60 feet up in the air and suspended from a pair of trees in my back yard. It's a very modest setup, but it's been good enough to let me earn digital mode DXCC. Yay!
Over the years, I've been active in the MixW (digital mode program) community. A few years back I authored the (free!) online callbook lookup DLL for MixW (using the QRZ.COM XML data lookup service), as well as the (free!) MixWBuddy and MixWButtons utility programs for use with MixW. Lots of folks feel that MixW is wasting-away due to lack of regular updates/maintenance. But it's still my favorite out of all the digimode programs I've used.
More info on my station, activities, and software is available on my ham radio web page: http://www.k1pgv.com.
About my QTH:
My home and station are located in Lyndeborough NH (population 1.6K, pronounced "LINE-buh-row" by the locals). My FCC license/mailing address is my work address in Amherst, NH (population 11K). More confusing yet: I get my home postal mail delivered from Mont Vernon, NH (population 2.4K). So there's often a little confusion over my actual QTH. No matter, all the locations are in Hillsborough County NH and in grid FN42. The actual, physical, location of my station is in FN42dv, which is what I send during QSOs.
QSLs: I log every QSO to LoTW and eQSL.cc. Or, at least, I try to.
Of course, I appreciate any QSL I receive, but most appreciate getting QSLs via LoTW (I know some of you traditionalists don't like these electronic QSL methods, but I'm a computer guy and they make sense to me, what can I say?). I'm happy to QSL direct or "via buro" when requested, and immediately reply to direct QSL cards received with a direct QSL card.
If you QSL via eQSL.cc, please also QSL via LoTW (if you have that capability). eQSL is fun, but it's not helpful for awards such as DXCC.
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