Got my Tech ticket in November 2018 (KD2QYD), upgraded to General December 2018, and then to Extra in November 2019.

I mostly enjoy ssb and cw, although I do play around with digital modes now and then..

I've also been enjoying park activations with https://parksontheair.com/

In May of 2019 I completed the CWops CW Academy Level 1. That was a great jumping off point and I learned a ton, the tricky bit now is finding time to get on the air and make those QSOs.

I made a super simple morse trainer that pulls snippets from wikipedia to practice receive.

Station Info

  • Base Station Equipment:
    • HF
      • Kenwood TS-590sg
      • Bencher ST-2
      • J-38
      • 132' end fed antenna hung in some low trees
    • VHF/UHF
      • Yaesu FTM-400XDR
      • Diamond x50 at about 20'
  • Portable Equipment
    • Xiegu G-90
    • SOTABeams Linked dipole 20-30-40
    • American Morse Porta-Paddle