Hello! I was originally licensed in 1984 back in Ohio where I grew up.
I currently live in central California. I work for Apple as a software engineer. I also am a volunteer with the Civil Air Patrol.
For station equipment I primarily use the Elecraft KX3 HF radio, which is extremely portable. Since it’s basically a digital radio, I can receive digital modes and display the decoded text right on the unit. That’s very handy!
I also have a venerable Yaesu FT-757-GX and matching antenna tuner FC-757-AT, Yaesu FT-817ND and LDG Z100 tuner for QRP, and the Kenwood TM-V7 dual-bander and TH-G71 HT (both 2M/70cm). I use dipoles on 10 and 20, the G5RV end-fed Zepp for most HF abnds, an Outbacker PerthPLUS vertical. A pair of Hamstick dipoles on a 21′ MFJ collapsible mast rounds out the wire stuff.
I’m mostly operating QRP digital modes these days (good patience-building practice), and I also enjoy building electronics projects, ATV (amateur TV) and digital modes. I’m planning on building a 20M portable XCVR for PSK31 and an aero-mobile ATV station (as I’m a pilot too).
Here are some other photos of my Ham exploits…