I was first licensed in 1982 as GM6NRE before passing the morse test and switching to GM4SVM in 1984. It's hard to believe that I have been licensed for 34 years, but it is true. Even before this I was an active short wave listener as ARS 50828 (the ARS rather than BRS indicated that I was under the minimum age for joining as a full member of the RSGB).
My main interests have been HF. Mainly CW too because of my limited ability to have big antennas. Although I had a monoband yagi for 10m for a few years. Generally I have stuck to resonant antennas for one or two bands: Extended double zepp for 12m, 3 ele yagi for 10m, dipole for 15m made from aluminium tubing and mounted at top of roof, off centre fed dipole for 80m, 40m dipole with short centre matching section to improve resonance on 15m.
At the moment I have an Icom IC-735 with the optional 250Hz CW filter. My station is in the process of being set up again and I may opt for a vertical antenna this time.