Please note; I upload to LOTW, EQSL and, CLUB LOG regularly. I do not use the Bureau.
I will reply to QSLs sent direct.
My initial exposure to the magic of radio came when an uncle brought home an antique GE console radio. The glow of the tubes, foreign voices, and strange, un-intelligible Donald Duck voices (SSB without a BFO) peaked my curiosity. Shortly after, a local Ham, Mark, WB2ERS, gave me an external BFO and I was off and running, the Donald Duck voices now readable.
In 1976 my Elmer, Brian, WA2WXG, (sadly now a silent key) helped me earn my novice ticket. I operated a few years as WN2APJ. Throughout the rest of the seventies and eighties I was away from Amateur radio, but my interest peaked again in the nineties and I have been fairly active since.
Although I am interested in all aspects of Ham Radio, I mainly operate CW. My favorite radio for CW work is my trusty Elecraft K2/100. You can often find me in the lower portion of the bands calling CQ and answering them as well. I also operate QRP. My main radio for SSB operations and Net operations is now a Yaesu FT-950.
My other hobbies are; kayaking, and playing the guitar. In 2011, I retired from a federal law enforcement agency as an electronics technician, and went full swing building up my small custom woodworking business.
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