I was first licensed in 1962 as KN7UIE. My Dad (W7UWD) was a WWII Navy radioman and introduced me to ham radio when I was 16. I worked CW with a novice ticket for a year. 40 years later I finally returned to ham radio and have enjoyed getting back into CW. My rigs are an Icom Pro II, IC-7000, MFJ 20 meter QRP and Heathkit (shown below). Antenna is a Cushcraft R-8 vertical and A3S 3 element beam. Amp is an Ameritron AL-811H.
I retired in 2009 after 25 years in manufacturing as a facilities/maintenance manager. Prior to that I flew commercially and spent 4 years in Borneo, Indonesia doing some jungle flying for Mission Aviation Fellowship. Ratings include ATP with DC-3. Also CFII-multi, glider, seaplane and hot air balloon. I still love to fly and last plane was a Stearman PT-17.
Main Rig. Icom Pro II, Ameritron AL-811H Amp
Heathkit DX-60 xmtr, HR-10 rcvr, HG-10 VFO and GR-78 shortwave rcvr. Heathkit electronic keyer.
MFJ QRP rig
Puget Sound (salt water) to the east. Nice for DX!
Vibroplex Anniversary Edition Bug, Begali Spark and Begali Signature.
My Dad's (W7UWD) 1952 Vibroplex Blue Racer
S. Morse - 1837
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