I'm just an average guy in the midwest. I have been hooked on amateur radio for 16 years and now that I have my own house, can hang antennas and build things with my modest supply of test equipment. I really enjoy operating CW and power levels around 100 watts. I only have a 30 and 40 meter dipole and am just fine with that for now. I am very interested in homebrewing my own equipment to save money and to understand how radio electronics work.