My main interests are DXing and contesting. Or maybe it's contesting and DXing. Still not too sure of that after 65 years on the air.
I have been a CW guy for most of those years. About fifteen years ago I developed an interest in RTTY and RTTY contesting. In 2009 I developed an interest in six meters. About 350 grid squares and 63 DXCC entities so far. And I didn't realize that once I relocated out of grid EN50, my count went to ZERO, yes zero, Had to start all over again. Now I am about 324 grids here in FM05.
In 2012 I developed an interest in the WSJT modes on 6 meters. What's next? FT4 and FT8 came along. Not my favorites - I much prefer CW. But if there's DX I need on these new modes, that's where you'll find me.
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Bill Axelrod 3 Jan 2024
I'll get on SSB for a DX entity I need or for an occasional contest. But mostly you will find me on the low end of the HF bands working DX or on six meters during the E season. At least, that's when I am not contesting.