Re: Welcome


John Etling
 

Rich;

 

Welcome to the group. Glad to see you jumping right in. The range of experience is extremely wide, from newbies to those who know more than the average bear.

 

I look forward to finding you on PSK and working you!

 

…I’m Just Sayin’

 

73 de K3JAE

John A. Etling

k3jae@...

ARES EC - Carroll County, TN

PODXS-070 #1820   LONP: #321

 

 

 

 

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Subject: [070] Re: Welcome

 

 

Thanks everybody!  

 

Good morning everyone - Rich here WC3T. Licensed about this time last year wondering why I waited so long to do it. Member of the Delaware-Lehigh ARC, 100 Watts and a Wire club (#267) and an ARRL accredited VE.

I'm mostly on HF for now, with over 1000 QSOs and 69 countries (Guatemala got away from me last night, darn it.) I have operated SSB and digital modes PSK31 and JT9/JT65. Learning CW, but it's slow for this old brain. Need to put more time into it. 

My rig is an ICom IC706MkIIG into a 7 band OCF dipole at about 30'. ("100 watts and a wire.") A club member has a business selling the antennas and they are phenomenal. I also have a Ten-Tec Scout 555 and Argo 556 QRP rig (deciding which one to keep now) and a Buddistick for camping and portable use.  SignaLink USB handles the sound decoding chores for me for now.

I am also getting interested in Broadband-Hamnet (rebadged from HSMM-Mesh) because my QTH affords me phenomenal coverage of a mesh node across the whole Lehigh Valley in PA.

I also have Kenwood tri-banders in the car and portable to handle point-to-point with the various repeaters.

73 all, hope to work you on the bands (40, 20, 17) either SSB or see you on the digital waterfalls (including, of course, PSK31)!

 

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