I was licensed as WN6DOI in June 1970 but had no radio. A 6.7 magnitude earthquake 15 miles away in February 1971 shook me up so I later got on the air with a Johnson Adventurer. Built a 50C5 40 M transmitter on a pine board with nails. Upgraded to General and WB6DOI. Out of high school and onwards to college and N6TA. Operated during college as W6BHZ at Cal Poly, W6RFU at US Santa Barbara. Unforgettable memories of those days at the club stations
I enjoy the radio when I can make time and chase DX on SSB and CW. 336 confirmed, got 8BDXCC with the 4 element SteppIr helping on the WARC bands. If I can climb up one of the trees this summer, I can string a 160 M dipole.
I just recorded my paper logs to a computer and am going back thru all received QSL cards and will send a new one out to those who wanted one and never got mine. Only 30 years late but better late than never, huh? Uploaded to LOTW and got some band confirmations in the process. Now current on uploading logs.
Now, just waiting for those missing mostly rare entities to get on the air. Hopefully I can hear em but I am having fun working anybody in the meantime. (VU7 is on now but little hope.)
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