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Handle is Bill. I originally obtained my Novice licensed, WN2LYO, on Nov 22, 1963 - the day that President Kennedy was assassinated.  That date holds a lot of memories for me.  The General license, WB2LYO, came a little over 5 months later on May 5, 1964.  Both licenses were granted when I was 15 years old and growing up near Schenectady, NY.  I used my home call /9 from 1966-1970 while attending Purdue University in W. Lafayette, Ind. And though amateur radio took a back seat for several years after college, I did get the new call, WB8TKD on Oct 11, 1974 while living near in Cleveland, OH. and K5WAF on Sep 19, 2000 while living in Houston, TX.  And I finally bite the bullet and got the Amateur Extra Class license on March 9, 2002.

Currently my station includes a Flex 6700 and an Expert 1.3K-FA amplifier with Steppir 3 Element Yagi/30-40m trombone, BigIR Vertical with 80m coil, dipole on 80meters, an Inverted L on 160m and a Pixel RF Pro 1B receive loop. 

Currently I am active on the HF bands.  2014 was exciting with the ARRL Centennial W1AW/p activity where I ended up as #1 on the Leader Board, in large part due to the support from Trish, my XYL (and we received an unbelievable trophy from the ARRL!) and the CQ DX Marathon where I ended with 279 Countries and 40 zones.  But 2015 was a let down after all of that due to multiple antenna and equipment failures in January 2015 -- everything being fixed around Oct 2015.  County Hunting, which has been on my radar for the last couple of years took a back seat in 2014/2015 but I started to pick it up again in 2015/6 and work at getting all 3077 on CW -- I am a couple of hundred short.   I have also been interested in DXpeditions -- though now it seems these are mostly in the rear view mirror. So far 9H3WF (March 2006), VP2V/K5WAF (2007), 5J0E (2008), C91TX (2009), H7V (2010) and 8P9WF (2011).

Affliations: * ARRL (Life Member) * FISTS: #8843, CC#1304 * QCWA: #31658 * 10-10: #73432 * ARLS: #672 * TDXS [#158] * VE * Straight Key Century Club #1429 * CW Ops #651

DXCC Honor Roll (Mixed and CW), 8BDXCC [and CW/Phone/RTTY], 9BWAS [CW/Phone/RTTY], 9BWAC, 5BWAZ (194). and CQ USA-County Award 3077 [#1241] and CQ WPX Award of Excellence..

QSL via LOTW, eQSL, Bureau or Direct with SASE

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - K5WAF
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dedateband mode grid Country op
VK5MAV/P 2014-02-05 20m CW PG66pa Australia
OA1F 2014-02-05 20m CW FI03bf Peru Carlos A. Lorenzo
CE0Z/UA4WHX 2014-02-05 10m RTTY FF06oi Juan Fernandez Islan
CT7AEQ 2014-02-05 17m CW IM59nc Portugal Gouda
OZ2TF 2014-02-05 17m CW JO46pe Denmark OLE OESTERGAARD
PJ5/K5WE 2014-02-05 17m CW FK87kn Saba, St Eustatius
3DA0US 2014-02-05 15m CW JJ00aa Swaziland Ulrich H. Steinberg
SA5A 2014-02-05 15m CW JP80ta Sweden Sture L�f
W1AW/KH6 2014-02-05 15m CW EM17iq Hawaii
W1AW/4 2014-02-05 20m SSB EM17iq United States
SI2014ECC 2014-02-05 20m CW JP93uv Sweden Rune Grundstr�m
W1AW/KH6 2014-02-05 10m SSB EM17iq Hawaii
W1AW/KH6 2014-02-05 15m RTTY EM17iq Hawaii
W1AW/KH6 2014-02-05 12m CW EM17iq Hawaii
W1AW/KH6 2014-02-05 17m CW EM17iq Hawaii

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