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Thanks for the compliment about the 520SE. It’s been a very good radio. When I first got it the propagation on 10 meters was extrordinary. With a 4 element yagi 5 feet off the roof, I could talk anywhere in the world, any time of the day or night. It was fantastic.
Somewhere along the way I must have given the yagi away. I went back to my very first 40 meter dipole (which I swear I’m gonna put back up someday.) I made a contact from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio to Florida with only .5 watts CW using that antenna.
Ditto regarding finding the time. My Ham activities are limited but I do turn it on to listen and make the occasional contact. I should look you and your buddy up sometime, see if my copy is still any good.
I like the 1 tube cookie tin transmitter. I still have a very old Popular Electronics with a 1 tube TX project which someday I’d like to build. In the classic way it’s built on a piece of wood.
Let me know what frequency you QSO on and I’ll give a listen.