I have been a Ham Radio operator since age 13 which is a little over 51 years ago. I received my Novice license in 1962 in Fargo, North Dakota as WN0DWI. Back then it was a one year non-renewable license so I upgraded to Conditional (same as General but given by volunteer examiner since I lived so far from an FCC examining office). I then became WA0DWI. In 1966 my family moved to the Miami, Florida area (no more North Dakota winters!). Since this was the 4th call area I had to get a new call (required back then). The new call was WB4DKM. Then after 7 years in South Florida I moved to Bristol, Tennessee and kept the same call until moving to the Cleveland, Ohio area in 1976. I then became WD8DVX for several years before upgrading to Advanced and got the call KE8PG. I retired in 2011 and moved to Mt. Carmel, Tennessee where I finally decided to upgrade to Extra class. I could have kept my "8" call, but wanted to get a call the was appropriate for my new QTH so I chose my present NE4TN as it described my new location here in "Northeast Tennessee". I enjoy antenna building, foxhunting, contesting, and "Summits On The Air". Hope to see you on the air! I would like to thank my uncle Richard N7RB for the original exposure to Amateur Radio. He was licensed in 1934 (80 years ago!) and is still active from Helena, Montana. He is now 97 years old! 73, Walt
(Photo above is my SOTA Activaton of W4T/RV-016 on May 26, 2014)
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