I am from Virginia born and raised. I live in Ohio now after a long story but the short version is the wife is from here.
I had my novice ticket back in 1978 until high school and life got in the way. I do not get the chance to get on the air as much as I would like but really enjoy the Ohio QSO party and the Ohio parks on the air.
I have two radios that I use off and on. A FT-817 and a FT857. Both are great radios and I enjoy operating both of them. My main antenna is a horizontal loop of about a 80 full wave that I use on all bands. It is up about 20 feet and one side is near the gutter on the house so it favors south from here. I enjoy building things and like to play with different antennas from time to time and am trying to get a good mobile setup going as I spend a lot of time driving the company truck on maintenance rounds.
If you are reading this I have talked to you and I appreciate you taking the time. Take care and hope to talk to you again. 73