W. Galen Johnson
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Your Call Sign
How many years have you been performing QRQ CW
On and off since 1961 and I now use virutally no other mode (1995 to present).
My work (Heavy Equip Transport) requires me to work nights and my operating time has been very linited for the last 10 years to weekend skeds with a dear friend WA2TWS, when we can..
What speed do you like to run QRQ CW
15 wpm to 18 wpm and when I am not too tired, a bit faster.
Your favorite key, paddle or bug
J-38 and a beautiful Vibroplex Bug given to me many years ago from AJ6P, Ron, SK, from 1946 S/N 149271.
Your favorite cw keyboard
I do not use the computer for anything other then creating text to CW MP3's to listent to in the truck
Your favorite cw sending software
Your Rig, Antenna and RF Power
TS-520, TS-930SAT, Yaesu FT-450, and various homebrew QRP rigs. (Prefer, now, the 450).
Antennas are 40 and 80 Meter inverted V's and a 5 band, 2 element Lightingbolt Quad.
Your QSK preferences
I run QSK with all rigs.
Your favorite headphones or speakers for listening to cw
Standard external speakers and an old pair of 1960's stereo cushioned headphones with the speakers wired out of phase and set to only monorol.

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At 5:45am on September 5, 2010, Chuck aa0hw said…
Hi Galen
Thank you for joining our group and we welcome you to the QRQcw gang !

You have an interesting setup there with your modified headphones that you have wired
up to be out of phase....you will have to tell us more about that and how it works and why you decided to modify them that way...

Thanks again for signing up with us sir..

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