1. Mostly CW
  2. QRP when possible - where are the sun spots?
  3. Lots ARES work after I was made Sunnyvale emergency coordinator
  4. I can do digital but don't use it much
  5. Single side band - hardly ever


... too many. I just buy too many raffle tickets.
  1. Yaesu FT-991, nice to have all bands in one radio.
  2. ICOM IC-7300, getting to be my main radio
  3. Elecraft KX2, great QRP radio. Need to get out more on some SOTA missions
  4. Heathkit HW-8, still working and now does perfect QSK and RIT
  5. Kenwood TM-V71A, used mainly for ARES packet operation
  6. Btech UV25X4, used to be in my car. But it is just too nerdy for my new Porsche. My only way to get on 220MHz.
  7. Yeasu FT-60, ARES mobile work
  8. Baofeng BH-F8HP, you can't have enough radios
  9. Baofeng UV-5R, hiding in my ARES go-kit.
  10. ICOM IC-2A, added a tone generator, use it to monitor 2m
  11. ICOM IC-2AT, added a real (external) S-meter and us it for direction finding.
  12. SDR dongle with DireWolf on a Raspberry PI, running an APRS I-gate 24/7
  13. SDR dongle with HF up converter, used on a laptop to check the band conditions


  1. Inverted V fan for 40m, 20m, and shortened for 80m. The 40m one works fine on 15m.
  2. Hex Beam for 20m through 6m.
  3. Tri-band J-pole, 144, 220, 440
  4. 2m J-pole for the APRS I-gate
  5. Mag loop that tunes 30m through 15m - don't use it much, too narrow.


  1. Impedance matching: designs matching circuits for any pair of impedances.
  2. ... too lazy to put things on the web - maybe sometime