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I became a novice in 1967 as WN9IHI, transmitting CW at a blistering speed of 5 WPM; however with no local club or Elmer for motivation, my interest in radio soon waned and my license expired.

After rearing four incredible children and having several career changes I settled down in Carlisle, PA with the wife of my youth, and amongst other things re-pursued ham radio. I passed the General exam in 2010 and became KB3VAX and eventually, got my Extra ticket. Praise God! I am sure glad that is over.

Currently I am the president of South Mountain Radio Amateurs, n3twt.org and their CVE  administering examinations for W5YI.  SMRA is a dynamic and growing club with over 100 members, many who participate in the monthly meetings, nets and activities.  Just recently we hosted PARC (Pennsylvania Area Radio Conference) in Carlisle, designed to bring good radio presentations and speakers into central Pennsylvania. As a prelude to our next project, SMRA has begun a Morse Code Net, with the purpose to teach “real world Morse Code communication."  This is not a sit and copy format, but is designed to teach communication skills using current CW language, abbreviations, short cuts and pro-signs, on our 145.43 repeater Tuesday evenings at 8 PM. Of course this will lead into the next phase of building a 5 watt CW QRP rig.  The foremat includes learning theroy and building skills as we "build from scratch" a nice looking QRP rig.  

                                

Ham radio is just plain fun, interesting and an excellent way to spend quality time with good people. The diverse interests and skills of most Hams in this group are remarkable.  

What an enjoyable way to spend an evening when it is just you, your radio and the ionosphere!  Life, sure is good, I am blessed.                                   

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Below is my antenna farm, consisting of a US Tower TX-438 with a Mosley TA-33Jr and a 2 m and 70 cm Yagi’s             

The Mosley does a fine job on the 20, 15 and 10 meter bands

  

Atop my home is the DXCC by Alpha Delta Communications.  This is a nice working multi-band dipole.  I highly recomend it. 

 

Free counters!

 

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