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2012 marks 50 years in Ham Radio and it is still fun!!

First licensed in April 1962 as KN3SWZ at age 15 while in the 10th grade.

Went through the usual upgrades to Amateur Extra in front of the FCC in 1976 (20 WPM) KNOW CODE!

Operating Awards:

DXCC Phone Honor Roll  No. 1 (355 countries total)

DXCC Mixed Honor Roll  No. 1  (355 countries total)

DXCC CW Honor Roll  (339 countries total)

DXCC RTTY Honor Roll (DXCC Certificate No. 8) (341 countries total)

5 Band DXCC  No. 1566

DXCC 160 Meters (217 countries total)

DXCC QRP

WAS

5 Band WAS -- No. 590

WAS RTTY (Certificate  No. 12)

WAS 160 Meters

WAZ SSB

WAZ CW

WAZ Mixed

WAZ RTTY

WAZ 160 Meters - Certificate No. 445 (36 Zones confirmed!)

5 Band WAZ -- Certificate No. 1861,  No.925 for all 200 zones 

A-1 OP

Radio Organization Memberships:

ARRL - Life Member 

Radio Club of America - Fellow

AMSAT- Life Member  No. 326

Harrisburg Radio Amateurs Club - Past President -- Ham of the Year in 2009

QCWA - Life Member, Member and Past President - Harrisburg Chapter No. 37, Member of York Chapter No. 165

Potomac Valley Radio Club (outside the "circle")

Frankford Radio Club

Cumberland Amateur Radio Club

Appalachian DX Association

Central PA Contest Club - Trustee of K3UKO

South Mountain Radio Amateurs

NAQCC -- No. 3793

10-10 -- No. 5570

FISTS -- No. 17105

QSL Manager and other Operating Activities:

I have been the manager for CP1JV, XW8HJ, HI8XDF and HI8XDJ. I am presently the manager for W3XS/MM and KP4/KP2/HI3/W3XS.

I have operated as K3SWZ/VP9, K3SWZ/HI8, at CT2AA and W1AW/3 (PA)

I am an ARRL QSL Card Field Checker for the DXCC, WAS, WAC and VUCC awards and am also a QSL Card Field Checker for the CQ -- WAZ award.

I was active in the OSCAR Program in the AO-6 and AO-7 days, with over 1,000 QSO's

I made one 70 cm EME QSO in 1976 with WA6LET

Masonic Memberships:

Robert Burns Lodge No. 464 F&AM in Harisburg, PA (4th generation Master Mason)

Scottish Rite - Valley of Harrisburg, PA

Capital Area Scottish Rite Club

Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Forest No. 43 -- Harrisburg, PA

National Sojourners MIP - Harrisburg Chapter No. 76 -- Past President

Heroes of 76 - York Camp - Harrisburg, PA

Harrisburg Area High 12 Club

Military:

USAF/PA ANG 1967-1973. AFSC 30770, "Telecommunications Systems Controller". Attended tech school at Keesler AFB in Mississippi in 1967 and was a member of the Keesler Amateur Radio Club, K5TYP. Discharged as a Tech Sgt. (E-6). Received the "Pennsylvania Service Medal" for duty during Hurricane Agnes in 1972.

Work History:

I am retired, having worked nearly 40 years in the world of "precision frequency control" with quartz crystal oscillators, frequency/time standards and quartz crystals. I have been associated with Greenray Industries, the former Piezo Crystal Company, the former CTS-Reeves and the former Techtrol Cyclonetics. I have authored several published industry papers on performance issues of quartz crystals and precision crystal oscillators.

Personal:

I am married to Barbara, who is a retired high school English teacher (she taught for almost 30 years), since 1972. We have two sons and two grandsons. We enjoy following their Ice Hockey activities. 

My dad was K3UKO (SK) The Central PA Contest Club now holds that call.

I also hold an FCC General Class Radiotelehone License (former First Class)

 

QSL Direct or via the Bureau. No LoTW or e-QSL!

 

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