I’ve added a page to this site that shows my station as of June 2017.
Around 8:42 PM EDST, May 30, I had an enjoyable contact with AC4FZ,Wally, in Lillington NC. Signal strength was good on both ends; we exchanged RST 559. Thanks for the QSO, Wally; I’ll send a QSL card.
On my end I was using my old S&S Engineering ARK-4 40-meter QRP CW rig with 5 watts out. Key was the American Morse KK-1B, which I built from a kit.
Currently my main HF rig — the Yaesu FT-857 — is back at Yaesu in California for repairs. The rig had no power output on the HF bands; had normal output on VHF and UHF.
Sent it back to Yaesu on May 17; they received it May 19. As of May 29 I still have not heard back from Yaesu with a repair estimate.
I am still operating QRP with the Yaesu FT-817 and the Elecraft K1.
I likely will not add a lot of blog entries as I established this site mainly to inform visitors about the hobby of amateur radio and my activities.
Come back and visit often.