I am using a Hermes Lite 2 transceiver controlled by an I9-11900K computer running Windows 11 and Thetis. The amplifier is a Russian built EB-500 MOSFET amplifier at 500 watts out.

The desk rack contains audio gear for both transmit and receive. I am using an EV RE-320 and a Symetrix 528E to drive the Anan. Receive audio from the computer drives a Symetrix 420 connected to the JBL speakers on the overhead shelf.

My antennas are all dipoles, centered on a 65 foot Rohn 25 tower about 250 feet behind the house. The center insulators are homemade and attach directly to the tower leg. The antennas are fed with underground 7/8 hardline.


QSL Note: I love paper QSL cards and if you send one, I will return one of mine immediately. Otherwise, I QSL via QRZ logbook. I do not use LOTW.

Sandusky is the home of Cedar Point! Cedar Point is a 364-acre amusement park located on a Lake Erie peninsula.  Over the years, the area became a more and more popular destination for relaxation and leisure. In 1892, the park's first roller coaster,  the Switchback Railway, was built.  Known as "America's Roller Coast", the park features a world-record 72 rides, including 17 roller coasters – the second-most in the world behind Six Flags Magic Mountain. Cedar Point is owned and operated by Cedar Fair and is considered the flagship of the amusement park chain.

I live close to the park and while sipping coffee or a glass of wine on my patio, I can sometimes hear the screams!