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ARRL Life Member -- EIGHT-band DXCC -- WAS

DXCC Challenge Level 1,000 Band-Entities

Born in Chicago. Licensed WA9MGS, 1964.

  • High School: Loyola Academy, Wilmette, IL. Grad 1966
  • First College: Northwestern University
  • Radio: Eico 720, Hallicrafter SX-100, Hygain 14-AVQ

Family moved to Arlington, Mass. New Call, WA1IDU, 1967

  • Second College: Boston University, 1967 - 1969
  • US Air Force, 1969 - 1972: Myrtle Beach AFB, SC, 1969. Base MARS Operator, AG2CP. Camp Eagle, near Hue, Vietnam, 1970. Tactical radio / forward air control, callsign Bilk Control. Westover AFB, MA, 1971-72. Air Ops Specialist.
  • Third College: Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst. BBA
  • Radio: Heath SB-101, Hustler 4BTV

Upgraded to Extra WO1C, 1989. Traded for vanity K1VI, 2000.

  • Career: Systems Analyst, various companies, RETIRED from Phoenix Insurance, Hartford, CT, August 2014.
  • Finally finished night school 6/2007 with MSCS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Hartford campus).
  • Radio: Starting 1988: Icom 735, G5RV
  • Radio: Starting 2007: Icom 756 Pro-3, Tokyo Hy-Power 1.5, G5RV (see my G5RV review on eHam)
  • Radio: Starting 2014: Added mobile!  IC7100, Tarheel (LT II) in September (51 countries worked mobile, first 6 months)

Next goal:

DXCC Challenge Level 1,500 - reached 1,274 in March, 2015

DXCC Status as of 3/3/2015

IOTA (Over level 100 - to be organized and submitted)

Recent: DXCC submission in Feb 2014 brings me over 250 countries, DXCC Mixed




July 2013


Countries status according to Club Log (not ARRL, but close)



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