is Dennis MØMMX and gained my call in 2010 (hence MMX).
I do not have a long history in radio having started when nearly
sixty years old, I did however, have a short spell playing CB in
the AM days (I was a country music guitarist and truck salesman,
it fitted the lifestyle).
From the outset my objective was to learn CW and this has become
my passion. In the few short years since I struggled to learn the
basics I have made so many friends both on air and at meetings,
I can think of no other hobby that can be so mentally stimulating
and cost effective.
My shack is basic and situated in the front room of the house ---
a Yaesu FT 450D, SEM Z match ATU with RG213 running upstairs to
the dipole. The feed point is just inside the bathroom window with
one leg exiting the bathroom window to a convenient tree, the other
leg zig zags its way out of the bathroom along the landing and into
the front bedroom and anchored by the fitted wardrobe (my xyl is
very tolerant). The CW filtering is taken care of by a Timewave
not a collector of keys but I have some which are pictured on the
"key" page, my favourites are my Vibroplex Lightening
and Les Logan Bugs together with the beautiful Begali Classic.
With my modest gear I have had many hours of fun and experienced
many adrenalin rushes, all in the safety of the home.
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