In August 2010, I was diagnosed with throat cancer that had spread to lymph nodes on the right side of my neck. I have been going through very aggressive chemotherapy that will be followed by several weeks of a combination treatment of chemotherapy and radiation. While I fully expect to pull though this, I have fallen behind a bit with QSLs and keeping up with friends. I apologize for those delays. This situation obviously is the"ultimate adventure" - staying alive -in keeping with my personal motto “True Adventure Requires An Uncertain Outcome”. 73 / Dennis”
I keep a seperate blog for the cancer story at http://k7bvcancer.blogspot.com/
Late 2011 - post treatment recovery is slow but sure and tests are showing that I am clear of the cancer at this timeLife is Good! I wish to thank everyone for the thousands of emails, card and especially the prayers. I am very grateful to have so many good friends in Amateur Radio. 73 / Dennis
"TRUE ADVENTURE REQUIRES AN UNCERTAIN OUTCOME"
QTH Update: Completed the move to Turkey, NC FM04xv in April 2012. Now working on antennas and loving the new QTHit seems to be fantastic for working DX on all HF bands as well as 7m
My current Ham Radio obsession-of-choice is 6 Meters. I ran 1,500 watts to a 4 x 6M7JHV "H" frame array on my hilltop location in New England before moving to Southern California to work for Yaesu. My interests on 6 Meters include, DXCC / Grid chasing and digital WSJT weak signal meteor scatter and moonbounce action. I hang out on the ON4KST 50MHz chat site and Ping Jockey (meteor scatter) www.pingjockey.net/cgi-bin/pingtalk/
Licensed in 1962, my richest childhood dreams centered on visiting exotic places far away and running pileups for days. I spent hours and hours listening to Don W9WNV, Gus W4BPD, Martti OH2BH and many others work their piles; all the time dreaming of one day sounding like a smooth running machine myself. I still carry that dream in my heart every day.
A partial list of my previous calls and DXpedition experience includes WA6WTD WB8FUO WB5QWX KA5CHW N5DKG KZ5M AA7VB -- 4W 8P C6 CT3 CY9 DL G HI HS HK0/a JA J6 KH2 KH6 KL7 KP2 KP4 KP5 KP6 OH OH0 OJ0 P4 PY0F S5 SV9 T8 TG TI V2 V3 V4 V6 VE VK VP2E VP5 VP9 VY1 XE YB YV
My travels have also taken me to the following places where I was not able to get on the air for a variety of reasons: 9V BV CT DU FG FM FS HH HK HP KH3 PJ7 PY V7 VR
Pileups of great ops that allow me to run high-rate CW and Phone are my lifeblood. I have been lucky enough to gather some contest certificates and plaques which occupy proud space on my wall including, happily, a number of Top Ten finishes in domestic and international contests.
I am a ARRL Life, Legacy, and, Diamond Club member, past President of the Texas DX Society, and served as Editor of the National Contest Journal for a number of years. After years in the fire protection systems business, I sold out my partnership and join the ARRLin 2002 as Sales and MarketingManager.I have been Yaesu's Executive Vice President for North America Sales since September 2006.
In July 2000, I proudly represented the USA and the Society of Midwest Contesters as Ralph K9ZO's teammate in Slovenia at WRTC2000. I was honored to serve as Ambassador-at-Large and as a Referee for WRTC 2002 in Finland.
There are many many operators more talented than I will ever be. BUT probably few who love the hobby more than I do!
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