Hello! Welcome to my QRZ page.
My interest in radio began at the age of 10 (a long time ago!) when my parents gave me a crystal radio kit for Christmas. My mother and I assembled it on the kitchen table. My dad strung the antenna for me. While I could only receive one station, my interest in radio and electronics was sparked.
I then became interested in Shortwave Listening. My mother bought me an old floor model tube radio that I managed to repair. I spent many days and nights listening to SW broadcast stations. What a thrill to receive a new country on that old radio!
This all led me to a career in the electronics field, where I have worked as an Electronics Technician and Electronics Teacher. I currently work as a Network Administrator for a company here in South Carolina.
I received my ham license in 1986, while living in Ohio, and have been licensed as KA8YYZ ever since. My primary interest in Ham Radio is DX'ing, but I also like to build antennas, radios, and other electronic projects. I currently have over 300 confirmed for DXCC, and am a Life Member of the ARRL.
My other hobbies include woodworking and Radio Control Model aircraft. I enjoy building and flying planes of all sizes. My favorite is giant scale, especially warbirds from WWI and WWII.
I am a member of the Carolina DX Associaton. I am also a Volunteer Examiner.
If you would like a QSL, I will QSL direct (no SASE required), via the buro, or through Logbook of the World.
If you hear me on the air, I hope you will say hello!
Note: During the CQ WPX contests, I sign KA8YYZ/W4 to comply with the rules. If you want verification via LoTW, you must upload your contact as sent. All contacts with KA8YYZ/W4 are uploaded with that callsign and certificate.
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