Hi. Thanks for stopping by my page. I go by "Jim" for radio as it is cw friendly.
Born and raised here in Oxford, NC, I watched my father, WA4MII(sk), build almost
everything imaginable made by HeathKit. He was also an avid RV enthusiast and I
had the privilege of erecting dipoles and ground planes in KOA camp grounds and
state parks from here to Oregon, New Mexico and all points between. But I just
did not get interested in the hobby at a young age.
I enlisted in the US Navy in October, 1989, attended boot camp and STG "A" school
in San Diego, CA. My first sea duty was aboarb the USS Thomas C Hart, FF 1092
steaming out of Norfolk, VA. I joined the Crew of the Hart in November 1990, in
the Red Sea.
Suez canal x5, Panama canal x2, Shellback
I was sent to the reserves as part of President Clinton's reduction in force in 1993.
In Pharmacy scool I was recruited for the US Navy Health Sciences Collegiate Program
and commissioned in 1999 at the rank of Lieutenant. I was assigned as the Chief Pharmacist
at the Naval Branch Medical Clinic in Key West, FL. In 2002, I transferred to the
United States Pulic Health Service and moved back here to Oxford assigned to the
Federal Medical Center in Butner, NC. I am still there, CDR, USPHS.
That's my story. I have two children. A son, Bruce, a daughter, Sissy. Been married
22 years to an angel named Wanda.
Got into Ham Radio in Feb, 2011. Enjoy CW dx, SKCC events, learning digital modes and
building Elecraft kits.
Station consists of a K2, K3, p3, KPA500, OCF dipole, trap band vertcal, and a Mosley Mp 33.
Elmers: K4AVO, Pat; K3KO, Brian; KQ2P, Gary; KU4GW, Cliff (CW professor) and others along the way.
CU on the bands 73 de jim. es remember. "A complaining sailor is a happy sailor."