Richard A. 'Rich' Hawkesworth
QCWA # 36482
My first Call Sign was KA1HFG, a Novice in 1981.
My first Rig was a Ten Tec Century 21, CW only.
This was my only HF radio for 20 years.
I now am using a Yaesu FT-897D HF transceiver and a Yaesu FT-8800 dual-band 2M-70Cm transceiver.
I use a DX Engineering DXE-MBVE-1 vertical antenna, (43 foot) for HF. For 2M & 70Cm I have a Hustler G6-270R.
I share my interests in Amateur Radio with my lovely XYL W7EMH.
Presently we are very involved in Emergency Communications and are members of MARS and ARES.
We have been experimenting with Digital Communications, and hope to become more proficient in these various modes.
I am also a VE for the ARRL.
Club memberships include The Voice of Idaho, and The Quarter Century Wireless Association, Inc. Chapter 201 here in Boise, Idaho.
73's - Look for you on the air.
June 25, 2015