My primary operating position uses a Kenwood TS-2000, a Kenwood TS-590, an Ameritron
ALS-1300 amplifier, and a Tennadyne T-10 up 70 feet for 20 through 6 meters. I use
a 2000 foot loop antenna for the low bands and the higher HF bands too when contesting
and signals are coming in from all directions. This saves wear and tear on my rotor.
For VHF/UHF I use a Tennadyne T-28 mounted 10 feet above my T-10. My mic is a converted
D-104 using the element from a Raytheon SSB marine radio hand mic. Logging software
is win-EQF* and it works well for me. It’s very fast on the look-up.
Most of my CW operation is with a straight key but I am starting to tire quickly
now and am trying to get my Vibroplex paddle set like I want it. I’m still pretty
lousy using it though.
I do have a SignaLink USB interface for the digital modes but being an old “green
keys” guy I don’t get on digital very often. I also keep a packet station ready to
operate but have not turned it on in years.
I don’t consider myself a contester but I have entered a few lately and I am pleased
with the results. I really enjoy working new hams and providing their first MS QSL.