Started out in ham radio at Tachikawa AFB, Tachikawa, Japan in 1969. Took classes at the Air Force MARS station, AI1AD, on the base. (Started out with a Lafeyette HA-225 receiver and a borrowed Globe Chief 90 transmitter.)
Also operated in Costa Rica, Germany, and Panama.(Have had various calls over the years.)
Radio teletype/Morse operator and tactical communications system mechanic in the Army 1972 -1982.
Station custodian of Army MARS station AE1CJX, Rivers Barracks (Giessen, Germany) 1973-74.
Operate 100 watts only on HF. Run QRP occasionally.
Occasionally get on the satellites (birds) and RTTY.
VHF/UHF: SSB/CW on 2 and 6 meters, and on 432. (Seldom use repeaters unless I'm traveling to Arizona, Montana or Texas.)
SWL cards are also welcomed here. No need for SASE's, "green stamps," or IRC's. (WA6054SWL)
QSL's via eQSL, direct, W7 bureau (BURO). 7th Area QSL Bureau.
Use HAMLOG.EU, HRDLog.net, HAMQTH.com, ClubLog.org and QRZCQ.com for downloading logs.
(Lived in Tachikawa, Japan for 5 1/2 years. Lived in Giessen (Gießen), Germany for 8 years. Spent short periods of time in Costa Rica (Bribri) and Panama.)
Several rigs located in the garage also for when I'm out there working on projects. Of course, if I have the radios on and hear a band opening, or DX running wild on the bands, the project usually goes by the wayside and I'm out on the bands running amok. If I have an important project to complete I have to keep the radios off, or activity on the bands will be like the "call of the wild" and I'll drop everything and be right in front of the radios.
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