Started out in ham radio in Japan in 1969 at Tachikawa AFB. (Have had various calls over the years.)
Also operated in Costa Rica, Germany, and Panama.
Radio teletype/Morse operator and tactical communications system mechanic in the Army 1972 - 1982.
Operate 100 watts only on HF. (Run QRP once-in-a-while.)
Favorite modes are CW and RTTY.
Occasionally get on the satellites (birds).
VHF/UHF: SSB/CW on 2 and 6 meters, and on 432. (Only use FM repeaters on trips outside of the valley to Montana, Arizona and Texas.)
Played the EmComm gig (ARES/RACES) in the late 80's and early 90's when I lived in Hemet, Ca. Went to wildfires, floods and earthquake damaged areas in California during that time, but now, it's strictly a hobby.
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).
Stationed at, or TDY at the following bases/posts as a dependent, or when I was in the Army and Air Force myself: Randolph AFB, TX // Lajes Airfield, Azores // Shaw AFB, S.C // Wurtsmith AFB, MI // Tachikawa AFB, Japan // Castle AFB, CA // Fort Ord, CA // Fort Gordon, GA // Fort Benning, GA // Rivers Barracks, Giessen, Germany // Giessen Army Depot, Giessen, Germany // Fort Polk, LA // Cambrai-Fritsch Kaserne, Darmstadt, Germany // Flint Kaserne, Bad Toelz, Germany // Fort Hood, TX // Lowery AFB, CO // Dobbins AFB, GA. // March AFB, CA.
Some of these bases/posts have since been deactivated.
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