so yesterday marked a year since I got my licence.
in that time, 3838 QSOs logged on HF
285 slots filled, spaced:
I've used a 1/2 sized G5RV and a long wire, attempted and abandoned a windom and a slinky spring dipole.
for HF I've used a FT101B and a FT747GX
I've made a touch key for CW and killed a PC by plugging in a home made datamode interface.
I've also made a 4 way antenna switch from a biscuit tin and a light switch.......
for 2m I've used a baofeng and a tinkered with PMR set to work the local repeater.
36 US states worked (plus DC)
I've dallied with digimodes, and now that my FT747GX is sick, I'm back to the FT101B and a straight key for CW.
SO MUCH LEFT TO DO!!!