I use my middle name - David on the air.
Originally licensed at age 14 under the callsign WN9UZE. (never got to operate from IL)
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.
I was inactive for 40+ years, and late in 2012, I decided to become active again.
I enjoy working QRP (ARCI membership number 3190) (North American QRP CW Club number 7289) (Member of Four State QRP Group) and have been running 5 - 10 milliwatts on JT9 and making many contacts state-side as well as DX. It is amazing what low power can do with the right conditions.
Currently active on 2 meters, 10 meter FM mobile, EchoLink, Digital modes (WSPR, RTTY, PSK31, JT65, JT9, SIM31, Olivia & Contestia), as well as SSB and CW on the HF bands 80 thru 6. No 160m antenna yet due to space restrictions. Hope to work Top Band someday.
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.
(TS-440SAT 100 watts and 392M mobile antenna)
DIGITAL MODES CLUB AWARDS
SOME USEFUL STUFF
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