Licensed since Spring 1961 when I was 13. Learned the code as a Boy Scout at age 11, then was an active SWL for a couple of years. Am now active 80 through 10, with a little 6 and 2.
I use my middle name, not John. Trust your ears, not your reading skills.
Prefer CW, mostly on 40, 30, and 20. Have 4 married children and 12 grandchildren. I enjoy ragchewing most of all.
My station is simple. A Kenwood TS-530S station sits on the bottom, with my TS-590SG station next to it (Grandpa and Grandson). A few odds and ends have accumulated over the years, and you will see a collection of things that span decades in the operating position. On the upper shelf is a very nice Hallicrafters SX-71 that I use with an R-46B speaker as a SWL position. My first receiver as a Novice was an SX-71, but the one I have now is nicer (and works better).
We have HOA restrictions, and so my only antenna for the past 20 years has been a Gap Challenger vertical.
This call was first issued to me in 1984 when we settled in Virginia permanently. I got caught in the vanity call sign rush in the late 90's and let the call go. I reclaimed it in 2008, and have been its only holder, despite the lapse. There are Greek words that go with the letters in the call, and they say "The Lord(K) Jesus(I) Christ(X) reigns(H)." True in my life since 1982.
Other calls that I have held: WV2RRX, WA2RRX, WD5CIW, KB6JW, KB2ID, W4JFA.
SKCC # 326; CFO # 299; CW Ops # 1206; SOWP # TA-95. A-1 Operator.
Ask me about John 14:6.
Rev: KI4XH February 2015
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