I am also a fairly new amateur radio operator. My callsign is KN4GOI. I’ve been a ham since October 2017 but only started operating on HF in November of 2020. I currently spend all of my HF time on FT8. I can be found on 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, or 12 meters, but I seem to spend most of my time on 40 or 20. I tested straight to general and, at least at the moment, have no interest in upgrading to extra. I have a very modest (read: tiny) home station, consisting of the following gear:

  • Yaesu FT-840 HF rig
  • MFJ-949E manual tuner
  • MFJ-1279 digi interface
  • MFJ 1982MP 80 meters EFHW antenna
  • MFJ 1984MP 40 meters EFHW antenna

If we meet on the air and you feel that I am doing something wrong, please feel free to drop me a line and let me know. I am very new to all of this and could always use guidance.