Hello, and welcome to my page.
I've been with the Alfa Tango groupe since 1998.
Talking DX on the radio is a favorite hobby of mine.
I live here in Albany Oregon, located in the Willamette Valley, just south of the state capital Salem along the I-5 freeway.
We enjoy Warm summers and mild winters,and the rainy season here can be very wet, but thats why green is one of my favorite colors.....
I was born and raised here, traveled the US when I was young and a tour in the US Navy. I am now Happily married and own my own home. My wife and I have three children,,2 of them are dogs and 1 cat, not to mention 3 fish tanks.
this keeps us busy, but not to busy to enjoy the outdoors and the fun that comes along with it. The summers here are great in the hills where we enjoy camping and fishing.
My working conditions here are a Galaxy Pluto. the mic is an Astatic D-104, modified into a boom with a foot switch. the antenna is a Diamond F-11b (vertical omni).
the antenna sits about 36' (11m) from the ground on a pole tied off to the side of the house.
I do not run power, so far I have not seen the need to do so, the radio is 50 watt PEP and with a good mic and antenna,,why bother. QRP is better anyway..
I stand by on our local freq. 27.3650 LSB when DX is not in otherwise I can be heard on 27.5550 USB, 27.5400 USB, and sometimes 26.6850 FM, yes, FM. "Favorite Mode".
we talk locally there sometimes. Hope to talk to you someday.