Joined Apr 30 2015
I have been HAMing it up since 1992 and a SWL since 1972. Home brewing has been central to my working the waves. Built my first shortwave rig in 1973 and several wire antennas.
During my tenure as an Air-force Electronics Tech I held call signs as VE7XQQ and VE2XQQ. Now as a Computer Systems Tech get to play with her majesties computer toys and get paid to boot.
I run a shoe-horned 80 meter full wave horizontal loop from my 35 X 120 residential lot. It seems to work fine with BCB filter in circuit. I also run a recycled Bencher HF2V 160-80-40 vertical and TGM hybrid Quad for 20m - 6m.
Living in a residential area I have the joy of being able to pickup the neighbors plasma tvs, light dimmers etc, so I have added the timewave ANC-4 to my set of noise fighting weapons that works like a dream.
I prefer to operate casually and troll the bands for interesting QSO's.