Recently retrieved my vintage T. R. McElroy P-500 bug from the attic after many years. It was used by a ham friend in the Navy during WWII.
First licensed "Class B"(13wpm) as W4REZ March 6,1950 at the age of 14. Received "Class A" March 21,1951. Received "Extra Class" (20wpm) June 11,1965. Assigned K4DJ March 25,1975 (req. being licensed 25 years). CW is my preferred mode of operation - RM1 USNR 1954-1962
I have been married to my wife Norma for over 59 years. We have three children, four grand children, five great grandchildren and two dogs.
DXCC Honor Roll - DXCC #3820 - 5BDXCC #156 - QRPDXCC - 5BWAS #115 - TPA #48 - EPC#181 - DMC#1430 - 30MDG #1581 - CTC#1049 - CWops #1111 - 10x10 #4016 - SKCC #11060S �I am the letter "G" manager for the W4/K4/N4 ARRL single-letter prefix Incoming QSL Bureau.
My big array........
Oh Happy Day! - the day I received my license.
The Meissner Signal Shifter radiated everywhere, when connected to an antenna.
Most everyone I knew using them got "Pink tickets".
My 1950 Station
125 W input 4-65A final, Meissner Signal Shifter, Hallicrafters SX-43
My 1958 station
Heathkit DX-100, Johnson Matchbox, Collins 75A-1
Letter 'G' manager, ARRL W4/K4/N4 Incoming QSL Bureau
Don't forget to send in your envelopes!!
"Eli" - My constant companion - He's a K9, and almost never complains
Eli, enjoying a bureau mailing
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