hams on classiccmp
shoppa at trailing-edge.com
Sat Jan 17 19:02:11 CST 2009
N3QE, formerly KA0BTD. Got my novice ticket at age 10.
I was basically inactive for 20+ years from entering college until
2007 when I started dragging out the old Heathkits from my childhood
and hanging wires in the trees. Ironically, it was computers and
girlfriends in college that distracted me from radio; looking back I can see
that compared to ham radio they were a waste of time :-).
Especially in winter I hang out on 80M CW many evenings and manage to
do something for many of the big CW contests/events. Even though I've
got a lot of old rigs, my preferred rig is a lowly HW-16 and my antenna
is a 130 foot doublet hanging between two trees, 90 feet up, and fed
by ladder line.
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