Memory Lane: My first rig

It’s sometimes hard to believe that I got my Novice license back in 1989–27 years ago. Even more amazing is that I made my first contacts on a station I built myself from Heathkit: the HW-9 transceiver, HFT-9 antenna tuner nd the PSA-9 power supply. Unfortunately, I am unable to locate a photo of my actual station, but here is one I found showing what I had:

HW9 station

I loved that rig and I often kick myself for having sold it to buy other VHF equipment after i got my Technician license. I loved QRP operating and I’m getting back into it. These days, I keep my eyes open at every hamfest and swap meet for a replacement for that great little rig.

73, de Ken W4KGH