Had a nice 80M CW QSO with Jim, K8DEH. He had a great signal from Ohio, solid fist, nice speed. His speed wasn’t too fast, but I still had problems copying. I need to keep working on my copying to build up some speed.
Here some of Jim’s info from QRZ.com:
I was a Novice, KN8DEH, in 1954 – 1955 until I got into school and sandlot baseball. I ran a homebrew 6146 on 40 meters to a folded dipole strung between my father’s house and a telephone pole. My receiver was a BC348Q. After a stint in the Navy, college, marriage, kids, grandkids, and now retirement, I am again finding interest in my old childhood hobby. Although it has been 50+ years, it’s still fun to work CW. The current RIG here is an old Kenwood TS-520se (also running ICOM 746PRO purchased at 2006 Dayton Ham Fest) into a fan dipole up about 25FT in the trees. Look forward to meeting you on the air…..
I’m hoping I’ll get to work Jim again soon.