Hello my friend, nice to QSO with you! February 21, 2014 marks my 36th anniversary of being a licensed Amateur Radio Operator. It has been a very enjoyable and sometimes challenging hobby, but that's what makes it so much fun!
The working conditions are an Elecraft K3 and K2/100, and Elecraft KPA500 amp. The HF antennas are a Mosley TA-63N and an HF9V ground mtd. vertical. Paducah has been my home since 1986. My review of the TA-63N is on EHAM Reviews.
I received a transplant, after living with PSC for over 11 years. PSC is a rare, auto-immune liver disease, that causes chirrosis and eventually death. I am thankful to God, my Donor family, excellent surgeons, and my precious wife. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jqVNHqgR9A www.organdonor.gov http://www.pscpartners.org PLEASE, SIGN YOUR ORGAN DONOR CARD, THANK YOU!!!
L-R, WD4PJT (1978), WD4PJT (1979), N4FZ (2012), 2nd row L-R, Forest (Gene) Sr., (SK 2003) WD4PJU, NQ4O 1980, Mosley TA63N (8/21/2012), KD1JV Tribander.
Left to right, Paducah Riverfront, Robert Dafford murals, tugboat on Ohio, Paducah, 2013.
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First licensed as WD4PJT at 15yrs old on Febuary 21, 1978. My Dad, (S.K.) Gene Sr., was WD4PJU, then NQ4O. Our Elmer was Joe, K4ULW, (S.K.). Dad and I took our Novice test at Joe's house. Upgraded to Amateur Extra in April 1981, at the Federal Building in downtown Louisville, Ky. (20 wpm Extra) and was issued NM4M, which I held for 25 yrs. I enjoy HF DXing and Contesting. I also enjoy the monthly NAQCC QRP Sprints. DXCC #44,588. Currently 270 DXCC entities mixed on LOTW. WAS #54,596 mixed mode, Triple Play Award #662. Member of the Paducah Amateur Radio Association, http://w4nja.org/ , Member of ARRL, ARRL VE, 10-10 #76361, NAQCC #2651, SKCC #10211. My other hobbies include playing old time fiddle and mandolin. Life is a Gift! Let's celebrate and be Thankful for every day! Best Wishes and 73! Gene
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