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First licensed as a Novice in 1954. Due to school and other "conflicts", I never got on the air during the "One Year non-renewable License" term. While attending college I found time to study for the Technician class license, (more conflicts), in 1960 I received the call K1QBP. Most operating activity was confined to 6 Meters using a Harvey-Wells TBS-50 transmitter (single 807 80 to 2 meters)and National NC-109 receiver/converter. Antennas were all homebrew from old, broken TV antenna parts that I found on the connecting flat roofs of my West End Boston apartment. Many enjoyable hours were spent on 6 meters (except for some CH-2 TVI).

The following years went from graduation to work to love and marriage to children (those conflicts again hi), so ham radio took a back seat until 1975. I decided to get back on the air (six meters). The "BUG" bit again. I thought "I must upgrade to General". Thanks to the FCC grandfathering, I was able to upgrade by passing the 13-wpm code test. In 1980 I upgraded to Extra and requested a call sign change. On March 14 the mail came with my new license and call sign. On the air I can work HF 80 - 10 as well as 2 meters, 70cm and built a station for 1296 MHz. Sadly, nothing on 6 meters.

Today: (2010) My operating activity is mostly contesting, mainly CW and RTTY. I really enjoy sitting "in-the-chair" and staying awake 24 hours or more. With only wire antennas, I'm usually able to make a pretty fair showing in the major contests. DXCC now stands at around 300 entities.

(2011) Now semi-retired I have more on-air time. Got back on 6 Meters and started working some JT-65 and also FSK441 meteor scatter with very good results. Still contesting and chasing DX on HF.

(2012) Enjoying retirement, playing radio and still contesting.  Lost my 43'  vertical in hurricane Sandy, all the wire antennas survived.  Decided to try 160 meters again.  Put up an inverted L with a K2AV folded counterpoise design instead of ground radials and it works great... 

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - AJ1E
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KI0IH 2013-08-25 20m JT65 EN32vh United States JERRY L JOENS
IK4IDF 2013-02-22 15m JT65 JN54xl Italy RAFFAELE GALANTI
N7NEV 2013-02-12 10m JT65 DM43 United States James Vasfaret
AL7ID 2013-02-03 15m JT65A BP64nu Alaska JOHN D ANTONUK
AB1J 2013-01-17 10m JT65 FN42jj United States Kermit W Lehman
M0HYE 2013-01-09 10m JT65 IO94hw England Thomas Byers
AA3B 2013-01-06 15m RTTY FN20ei United States JOSEPH W TRENCH
KC0W 2013-01-06 20M RTTY DN86px United States THOMAS M CALLAS
AJ4RW 2013-01-06 15m RTTY EM80ln United States RANDY R WOODS
KC0W 2013-01-05 15M RTTY DN86px United States THOMAS M CALLAS
EA3AQS 2012-12-13 10m JT65 JN01to Spain ABELARD - ( Abel ) ENCABO SOLA
IK4IDF 2012-12-02 15m JT65 JN54xl Italy RAFFAELE GALANTI
D2QR 2012-12-02 15m PSK31 JH87sx Angola Sergey Vishnevskiy
W7RTX 2012-12-01 15M RTTY DM78pw United States David A Lange
N9FWM 2012-11-29 20m PSK31 EN52ro United States FRANCIS E TWEED

Book Totals: 291 qso's   267 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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