I was first licensed in 1984 as N4JFV as a Technician. There was no Tech Plus then, I passed a 5 WPM code test and a written test. I upgraded to General later that year and to Advanced the following year. It was 10 years before I bit the bullet and upgraded to Extra. Extra is the only test I took before a Volunteer Examiner. All others were before the bright, smiling faces of the FCC.
I have always been fascinated with RTTY since I saw my father-in-law's RTTY setup with teletype machines in 1975. At the time, I had no idea that one day I would have my license and be operating. Paul, K4ANU was my father-in-law and also my elmer. He taught me so much about the hobby and operating.
I am a member of the Heart of Dixie ARS - W4HOD and serve as Treasurer. I am a certified VE with the ARRL.
I QSL 100%. LOTW is my preferred QSL route, but I also use EQSL. Direct and bureau are also used.
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