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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.

Best 73,



                                              Main Rig. Icom Pro II, Ameritron AL-811H Amp


    Heathkit DX-60 transmitter, HR-10 receiver, HG-10 VFO and GR-78 shortwave receiver.  Heathkit electronic keyer.


                                                                                  MFJ QRP rig


                                                                                     Icom IC-7000

      XYL, "Do you really need a station in the garage?"  Well, yes. What if I happen to get locked out of the house?


                                             Puget Sound (salt water) to the east. Nice for DX!


                                                                                       Just CW

                                         Vibroplex Anniversary Edition Bug, Begali Spark and Begali Signature.


                                                                                 "Blue on Blue"


                               My Dad's (W7UWD) 1952 Vibroplex Blue Racer


                                                                                   SKCC Keys


                                               I finally found some keys that are older than me


                                            I traded my last microphone for this J-38. I win!


                                                                                    S. Morse - 1837

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