I was first licensed in 1971 as WN5FMK in my hometown of Alma, Arkansas.
My first rig was a Heath HW-16 limited to 75 watts input and was crystal controlled.
My Grandfather was K5VRC (SK) and first Elmer.
After running an ICOM IC-706MKIIG for several years, I now use a Kenwood TS-480HX, a Hi-Q screwdriver antenna, and a Kent TP-1 paddle for CW. Look for me on CW most weekdays during commute times and occasionally on 20 or 30 CW during the daytime.
After a little over forty-one and a half years on the air, the once-thought-impossible (for a teenage Novice anyway) has happened. I now have 343 total countries confirmed (332 current) and recently receivedthe Honor Roll DXCC plaque and endorsement to my Mixed DXCC. What a ride !
Other interests include playing musical instruments, digital photography, computers and riding motorcycles (on-road). After riding a Harley Sportster for a few years, I now ride a 103 cu.in. Road King.
Dust off your key, bug or paddle and give me a call next time you hear me!
Giving LOTW another shot so will be working backwards from December 2012 uploading logs as time permits. If you need a QSO uploaded, drop me an email.
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