Roger "RED" Cranford, 68 years old, Proud Member of the First Class CW Operators Club #1797.(www.g4foc.org) Licensed March of 1960 with this call.
The topmost pictures you see are a FOC Wedding, after 12 years Linda and I were Married in March of 2012, attending were (l-r) Del, K0MZN, Linda, Red, Cathy XYL of K6ZB, Bruce K6ZB.
We have two sons, two grandsons and one daughter, and they call us "Fair Weather Gypsy's"
Very active/M-CW operator. Rig is a Kenwood TS-480HX. I use theScorpion (3"coil) screwdriver (www.scorpionantennas.com) mounted on our Ford F350 Ford Diesel Truck, I use the Ameriton Screwdriver controller. You will know its us if you spot the big antenna!
We have met many new Ham friends during our journey's and visit many old Ham friends, what a great Hobby we have !!
I operate from the RV using a seperate Kenwood TS480HX and a MFJ 33Ft Telescoping Wire Vertical on the side of the RV while parked. I hook onto the RV Frame for a counterpoise, and use the MFJ weatherproof tuner at the base of the Vertical. Nothing fancy, but ease of use is important when you are full time RV. The 5th Wheel is a "Toy Hauler" the rear 12 feet is cargo area for our goods, it is 40 feet in length and weighs around 18,000 pounds with all of our goodies inside. The Truck is a Ford F-350 Turbo Diesel, long bed and crew cab, and doubles as a work truck back and forth to our events. A real pulling machine with 405 HP.
I have been a classic entrepeneur / self employed for 39 years. A few years ago I became semi-retired. and we became bored rather quickly, so we became vendors at various events. We sell our wares at all sorts of events during the year, Gift Shows, Motorcycle events, street festivals, car shows to mention a few, with our TENS units (Google the term) Our travels take us all over the USA, and we have operated in 50 states to date. We offer a great award for K5ALU-WAS, Vic, W9RGB has now had successfull QSO's with me in all 50 States!
I also presently own a company providing a intergal part for the CNC machine industry. My web site is www.tool-eye.com I also QSL 100% -- no SASE necessary. Linda and Ienjoy eyeball's on our travels so invite us by if you hear us !
We enjoy meeting new friends, and have been known to buy lunches. Call me and warm up your paddle or key, I promise to give you a good QSO
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