My family and friends call me Dave or David, please do the same.
I was first licensed as WN4QYK in 1976. I passed the Technician class and was issued WA4QYK that same year. I upgraded to General and Advanced in 1977. I finally passed the Extra class test in 2008. I had several people influence and help me get started in Amateur radio. My father-in-law John W4ZGA taught me a lot about electronics including correct soldering technique. Bunky K4EJQ taught my first amateur radio theory class and has been a long time mentor. John W4FMH helped me with radio theory and administered my first test. Gary W4CBX has been a long time tutor and is still trying to improve my electronic skills.
I have tried most amateur radio operating modes over the last 35+ years. You can currently find me on all HF bands except 60 and 160 meters. I enjoy contesting, rag chewing and chasing DX. I operate Phone, Digital and CW. I also enjoy weak signal operating on VHF and UHF bands. I am currently active on all bands from 50 MHz to 2304 MHz.
I respond to all QSL requests. I prefer Log Book of the World. I also answer QSL requests via the Bureau or direct. An SASE with direct requests is appreciated, but not mandatory. I do not currently use E-QSL.