For C91TK QSL direct SASE/IRC, bureau or LoTW. Thanks to all who worked me and for your patience.
I was first licensed in August of 1959 as KN0VSV at the little town of Edgewood, IA.
I passed my conditional license in June 1960 and became K0VSV which I held until March
of 1967. After I sat for my general exam in Minneapolis, MN I was issued the call of
W0LBY which I held until October of 1975. At that point I was issued the call W8LUO while
living in Lansing, MI and kept that until I relocated back to Iowa and became N0BNW at
Muscatine,IA. In 1980 I decided to get my extra class license and in September I was
licensed as KE0Y. In June of 1996 I used the vanity call system to revert to my original
K0VSV. Finally after relocating to Arizona I took my present call in October of 2004.
I try to operate as many bands from 160m to 432mHz and CW ,SSB and digital modes.
I still favor CW probably because of my start as a novice class. I'm not that good at
it, but I have better success than I do on phone. Right now I am doing a lot of meteor
scatter work picking up new grid squares on 6 and 2.
I m mainly a DX'er but I also enjoy contesting.
I even dabbled in EME a life-long dream of mine and managed to work 17 stations on 2m
using a single yagi (2m12) and 100 watts as measured in the shack. Not a challenge, but
I also worked HB9Q on 432. These were all using WSJT modes.
The C91TK trips (2006 and 2008) were another of my dreams and ones I will long
remember. It seems for each dxpedition I call it my last one, but here I am ready for
# 3. I am anxious to see what propagation is like from a different part of the world.
Professionally I was an educator for 33 years teaching science in middle school for 10
yrs and high school 23 years. Interspersed I also taught Geology and Environmental
Science part-time at the 2 year college level.
I am married for 43 years and have 1 daughter and 1 son. My wife and daughter are
both licensed but have little interest any more, I keep their license active just in case
they might want it later. My daughter has a girl and boy and my son has a son.
Grandkids range in age from 2 to 5 so still a bit young to get them into ham radio.
Oh yes, I am practically deaf so when we meet be sure to speak up and try to wait for
me to be facing you. It is somewhat an advantage on noisy airplanes, but not for
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