New Call 3-8-14, ex AJ4FM.
My Mother named me William after my Grandfather and Father, but I've used my middle name David, all of my life.
I prefer to use LoTW and I will QSL 100% direct. If you need my card, send an SAE only with your card and I'll send you mine.
I was first licensed in 1961 as W9CTJ and have held the additional calls of W0IHR, W6MKA, W9MIT, and AJ4FM. My Elmer was W9JOZ, a great CW traffic handler and was at the top of the BPL listing for many years.
I retired after 20 years service from the USAF in 1984. I had the privilege of maintaining the HF, VHF and UHF Communications Systems on the SR-71 Blackbird during my last 4 years. I retired at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona July 1, 1984. My new QSL card is above, with the Blackbird in full afterburner following an aerial refueling.
I am a member of the ARRL & the RSGB, and I support INDXEA and NCDXF. I am usually on SSB or RTTY, looking for new DX stations to work. I was born at North Judson, IN and just celebrated my 71st birthday. Seems like it was just yesterday when I got into this wonderful hobby. How time flies when you're having a great time.
The above picture is from 2001 when I spent some time on 40M AM. I still repair the old boat anchors for others, but unfortunately I don't own any now. I also have lost over 30 pounds and look a bit trimmer than I did back then! I'm currently using a Yaesu FT-990 (fantastic 1991 radio!) with an upgraded old Heathkit SB-220 Amp. I built and use a K4DSPKit AFSK to FSK interface. The antenna is a Butternut HF-6V vertical, ground mounted with 20 buried 33 foot radials. My location is a blessing for working DX with a vertical!!!
Thanks for reading about me, and I hope to work your station, either again or soon.
Cheers and 73,
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