John - AL7JK
W6SFM.COM
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Greetings to all from Eagle River, Alaska
Please QSL Via eQSL, Buro or direct if you like.
Currently getting LOTW setup and running
Enjoy chasing DX and casual Qso's via cw on any frequency.
Currently going through a Vibroplex bug phase and my straight keys are quickly becoming

dust collectors. This obsession has been going on for well over a year now, collecting, using

them for contesting, ragchewing and dx. Often find it necessary to view photographs of bug

keys on my phone while at work just to make it through the workday.
Recent photo of a 1965 Vibroplex Champion

during the weekend straight key sprint (WES)
More key photo's to follow soon.
The following Amateur Radio organizations offer free lifetime memberships.
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Member # 170 of the Straight Key Century Club
http://www.skccgroup.com/

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Member # 222 of the Flying Pigs Qrp Club
http://www.fpqrp.org/

If you heard me near the Qrp calling frequencies, most likely I was using a

homebrew transmitter of my own design. These transmitters are subject to

a never ending construction process and development.

I refer to these transmitters as "pig rigs"

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North American Qrp Club

NAQCC

http://naqcc.info/index.html

An outstand group of hams whom participate in a number

of fun operating events. Dont over look this radio club.
Myself I'm member # 6362

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Second Class Operators Club
For us ham's that dont exactly measure

up to the "first class" folks.

http://www.qsl.net/soc/

We have a online support group & forum.

During a long cw Qso on 20 mtrs, it was suggested I should join

the SOC, often ramble on at the key about many random topics

of conversation, which may or may not make sense to anyone

but me.

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Fly Fishing fresh and saltwater is my other hobby (obsession) .

Wheter here in Alaska or the tropics ...
Taveuni Island in the Fiji island group, excellent fly fishing for wahoo, tuna, mahi mahi ...
Trolling and casting flies to hungry critters in Fiji's waters ...
Christmas Island, Kiribati Trevally caught & released using 12wt fly rod
Plenty of bonefish both in the lagoon at Christmas Island and along the outside beaches ...
73 & Good DX to all ...