I am middle aged, grumpy, Desert Storm Veteran, happily married, and I have my own religious and political views, and I don’t give a shit if you are offended. Suck it up buttercup.
What I do care about is the hobby that I picked up when I was 13, and had my extra when I was 15. I have had this call for over 35 years now. I like it; this call defies phonetics.
I like CW, RTTY, PSK31, and FT8 modes and rarely pick up a microphone. Ok, I love CW!
I keep a collection of paddles and antique bugs. I love my 1938 Lionel bug and my new blue racer. I restored the Lionel after finding it sitting on a shelf in the repair shop I use. I have a set of CT paddles that I use for mobile use as they are small yet will tolerate my hand movement at over 50wpm when I contest. Mostly though I use my Bencher paddles when I am at home.