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Ham Radio has been a lifelong passion for me. I was first licensed in 1959 as WV6GUL. Then the family returned to Pennsylvania and I became K3YMA followed by WB7SHJ, WB6SFM, W7MAP and finally W5PG. Early on it provided a livelihood as well as a hobby. Later it offered diversion and a world wide body of friends. Throughout my association with radio I have been challenged and rewarded.
If one wants to think of this Blog as having a theme I would choose “Doing more with less”. My antennas are restricted to largely unobtrusive ones and I try to avoid running any amplifiers except for short periods of time. [Edit] I wrote the bit about my amp several years before we lost sunspots. Since that time I have had to use my amp more and more in order to maintain daily schedules. The amp use is secondary to my schedules. In any event I have had zero complaints from using it so I am growing less sensitive to hi power. Credit Chuck Counselman’s Chokes Article at YCCC for the good fortune. Managing my local noise environment and keeping my available RF power in the antennas where it belongs goes a long way toward doing more with less.