I use my middle name - David on the air.
My eQSL (freebie) card.
My new QSL card.
Originally licensed at age 14 under the callsign WN9UZE.
I moved to Florida from Illinois shortly thereafter and received a new call WN4GPX.
Above: Me as a Novice operator (left) and General (right) in Altamonte Springs, Fl in 1967 and 1968. Rig was a Globe Scout 65B transmitter and a Hammarlund HQ-170C receiver. Ran 65 watts CW into a trap vertical. The good ole days!
I upgraded to General in 1968 and received call WB4GPX. In 1982 upon moving to a different QTH and renewing my license, I was issued my current callsign N4HFA. In May of 1987 I upgraded to Advanced and later that year in September I upgraded to Extra.
Have been inactive for about 20 years, and now at age 59, I have decided to become active again.
I enjoy working QRP and have been running 5 - 10 milliwatts on JT9-1 and making many contacts state-side as well as DX. It is amazing what low power can do with the right conditions.
My main rig is a Yaesu FT-950 and my backup rig is a Kenwood TS-440S/AT. I use a Kenwood TM-231A for 2 meters, and an Icom IC-2AT handheld. I also have a Heathkit HW-8 for QRP and Heathkit HW-32A 20M monobander sitting on the shelf. Antennas are a 80 meter 134' homebrew OCF windom for HF and a Diamond F22A for 2 meters. When on CW I use a MFJ-422D keyer.
Currently active on 2 meters, 10 meter FM mobile, EchoLink, Digital modes (RTTY, PSK31, JT9-1,& JT65), and the HF bands.
I spent 30 years in management with a electric utility in Florida. After that, I owned and operated a computer store in Gainesville, Fl for 5 years. The last four years prior to my retirement, I was the Director of Management Information Systems for a Sheriff's office.
When I'm not playing radio I'm out riding my 1999 Yamaha Roadstar 1600cc motorcycle.
Anyone remember this event?
Sorry to hear of the passing of Neil Armstrong on Saturday August 25, 2012.
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