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I am known as Wayne, I use my middle name. I retired at the end of 2007 after 40 plus years working in public broadcasting. The last 20 years of employment I served as Chief Engineer - Transmission for UNC-TV, the statewide PBS network in North Carolina. I always wanted to get a ham license (since I was 9 years old when my Uncle Joe gave me a 1936 Amateur Radio Handbook) Instead I got my First Class Commercial FCC License as a teenager and was operating a TV Radio repair and Two-Way radio business from 1960 to 1966. Over the years I have built and repaired ham equipment, installed ham antennas and have many friends and co-workers that are hams. I am thankful to the great supervisors, employers, colleagues and friends I have and the many mentors that have influenced me over my lifetime. I left a Chief Engineer position at Connecticut Public Broadcasting (TV & Radio) at the end of 1986 after more than 19 years there to take a Chief Engineer position in North Carolina. I was immediately involved in the construction of many high power TV transmitters, the largest being 280,000 watts peak power. I was responsible for system planning, equipment purchasing, FCC licensing, maintenance and operation of TV transmission systems and statewide microwave systems. For the last 10 or more years of employment I was involved in the transition from analog to digital TV broadcasting and the construction of several new broadcast towers, new digital TV transmitters and a statewide high capacity digital microwave transmission system including 1200 path miles, 34 hops of full duplex, hot standby high capacity digital microwave in NC. In my career I have worked with many wonderful co-workers that I have continuously learned from and have many wonderful experiences and memories. In October of 2013, we relocated the QTH about 150 miles east from Chatham County, NC to Beaufort County, NC to the original Washington, NC where I live with my wonderful wife and we spend time cruising on our sailboat on the coast.

I am a Life member of OCRA (Orange County Radio Amateurs), a member of DFMA (Durham FM Association), Orange County ARES, PARC (Pamlico Amateur Radio Club) CERA (Columbia Emergency Repeater Association) Waterway Radio Cruising Club, Seven Seas Cruising Association, Possum Trotters, # 3380 and ECARS # 4875. I used to help maintain the OCRA clubs repeaters when I lived close by there and some of them are on a platform at 1000 ft. AGL on the WUNC-TV tower. I now assist in the construction and maintenance of the local repeaters here in Beaufort County, NC.

73 Wayne

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IX1IXG 2015-05-05 40m SSB jn35pr Italy Davide Cattarinussi
ON3BM 2015-03-09 20m SSB JO10vt Belgium Marcel Baguet
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W1IDP 2015-02-17 10m SSB DM41lu United States GERALD E BROOKS
AB0TG 2015-01-20 40m SSB EN44db United States THOMAS A GIEROK
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TG9AHM 2014-11-30 10m SSB EK44ro Guatemala EMMANUEL H. MIERES G. Manny
WA3YRE/3 2014-09-02 40m SSB FN00mn United States Brett Wynkoop
PY2VI 2014-03-31 17m SSB GG67fn Brazil IGOR ALEXANDRO FERREIRA
NC4RP 2014-01-30 40m SSB FM05sr United States Robert L Percefull
WD8CCC 2014-01-13 40m SSB EM98dt United States CHARLES B HUNT
K2GAV 2013-12-25 40m SSB FN31lv United States Ted Szypulski
KR4UB 2013-11-14 40m SSB FM05jw United States DANNY C EDDLEMAN

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