First licensed 1959 as KN1LHY. Other calls were KN4QDC,K4QDC,W1GQV and now K4KZS . Was active in Japan from 1969 to 1971 utilizing U.S. Forces in Japan calls KA8PP and KA9PP.The nine call was in Chitose, Hokaiddo, Japan and the other in Missawa,Honshu Japan.In 1962 & 1963 operated as ET3USA, club call, And ET3PP my own call from Asmara,Eritrea, Ethiopia. One of the highlights of that operation was contacting Ack,W4ECI (SK) and four other Birmingham Ops.I was running 50 watts on CW to a very poor antenna. During my stay in Eritrea That country was a protectorate of Ethiopia and has since became a nation in its own right. My main interest are CW,SSB and propagational anomaly. I first became interested in radio while visiting W4EBD S.D. Christian (SK) station,in Parrish Al. Radio is not only a hobby but in the past my livelehood. One other note of interest. While stationed at Vint Hills Farm Station, Manssas Va., I was licensed as K4QDC and was a conditional class licensee. Myself and a couple of pals wanted to upgrade to Advanced class license. We studied while on six meters SSB. We took the test at the FCC office in washington DC. Here's the catch, being a conditional licensee I had to retake the morse and written general tests. Being an old intercept op the code would certainly not be a problem. However the written had me worried. The code test first, I passed the receiving and sending test with no problem. I sweated thru the written general, passed and took the advanced test. I was so releived, the advanced seemed like a breeze. Yep that was the old days and those taking the tests today feel just as proud as I did back then. The best to you in all your endeavours and remember keep first things first.we live in the greatest Nation on the face of the earth. May God bless. Pat, K4KZS
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