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Hello; thanks for checking my biography. I was first licensed in 1957, than relicensed in 1960. My family moved to Bristol England in 1957 so I had no means to upgrade till we came back to the states. I have held this call since 1977. Previous call was K8TLX. I retired to Florida in 2005 from the Grand Rapids MI area. I operate primarily CW on 6 thru160 meters and like chasing DX.                      I hold 8 band DXCC, Challenge 1000, 160m WAS and am a life member of QCWA #18713,  member of TEN-TEN #3043,  SKCC#10580T,  A-1 Op. Club and ARRL.            I live in a restricted HOA community; so I can not have a tower/yagi but Iike constructing wire and vertical antennas. Currently I am using palm tree verticals on 40 and 30 meters, a 40/20 meter horz. sky loop roof mounted at 18 ft , A Hy-gain AV-620 vertical for 6 thru 20 meters and various other wires and verticals that go up and come down. The rig is a Icom IC-7410, also an FT-450D that I use for portable operation.   My boat anchor station is curently a National NC300 rx and a Heathkit Apachee TX1 tx.             Recently I have installed; a (stealth) inverted fan L for 60m, 80m and 160m in an oak tree located at the end of the coldisac I live on,  a Par Electronics 6M omni directional loop antenna,  a Par 6m Moxon antenna, and a 2M 5/8W vertical.

My other hobby interests are motorcycles, old cars and hot rods, fishing, old radios, and cooking. I like a good cigar, red wine,wiskey neat, and a cold draft beer. Up north I liked gardening vegtables and growing fruit trees. Here in Florida I've had poor luck trying to grow vegtables because of the bugs and soil conditions. Now I go to the farm market to get them. I have been asked what motorcycles I ride, A HD fxdx Dynaglide sport, HD xls Sportster sport, 1968 & 1978 Triumph Bonnivilles, 1967 BSA Lightening, Ural Barvarian w sidecar, Kawasaki KLR650, and my favorite a Chinese knockoff of a Honda 50 step thru that I bought in 2004. The step thru is my grocery getter and gets about 100 mpg.  My hot rod is a 1923 bucket T with a Chevy 350 ci engine. The fishing boat is a ocean going pontoon boat with two outboard engines. One engine is a kicker for trolling and emergency back-up. I also have a canoe.  I have many old broadcast type radios that I  restored and enjoy listening too. I'm no cheff, but enjoy prepairing meals and experimenting in the kitchen. I make a mean stuffed turkey meatloaf with cranberry sauce glazing that even my kids like. So does my dog!

My YL's handle is Katie. She doesn't like the X. She's a good strong woman who tolorates my hamming, cigars, motorcycles. and eats my cooking. I have five kids, 4 boys and 1 girl, between the ages of 45 and 18. Yes, my daughter Amy is now 18 and has gone off to college. Also have a dog named Hoover, named after Hoover Dam, how ever his last name is Hoover, and his first is D---! 73 and catch u on the bands. U can e-mail me, or call me at(386) 366-0685..

The keys in the picture are;  Bencher Iambic,  Signal Electric M-100,  Autronic paddle,  Telegraph Apparatus "Hole in the Wall" bug.�

40M skyloop above house.  Palm tree vertical for 30 and 40 meters, the DX Bar w 1930's broadcast radio,  80 and 160 meter inverted L installed in oak tree,  L matching network w chain link fence radial,  6M Moxon at 27ft.   6 thru 20 meter vertical.  Horz. loop feed support,  Call letter license plate.  6M omni directional loop w 2M 5/8W vertical on top.  New equipment in shack April 2014.                             

D. Hoover working 30 meter cw.                                                            Miss Katie and the Old Man.

                                                                             73 FROM SUNNY FLORIDA

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