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As a transplant from Massachusetts, I now call beautiful Sammamish, WA my home.

I was licensed as a Technician (KB1KZP) on March 19th, 2004. After earning my Technician's ticket, I opted for my current vanity call sign (W1HMB) which is what I have used since April 6th, 2004. On Dec. 22nd, 2006 I earned my General ticket.

Upon relocating from Massachusetts to Washington, I had limited radio activity -- primarily from my mobile rig, HT and EchoLink. That all changed on Saturday, July 2, 2011 -- on this day, 2 ham friends (John - W7FU and Steve - W7QC) came to my home QTH and set up my Cobra Jr. antenna. I have since participated in a number of delightfully pleasant QSOs using my Flex-3000 (sold my FT-1000MP) connected to my Cobra Jr which is vertically polarized in a tree in my backyard. I met John and Steve through an amazing local ham club - N7KE (the Radio Club of Redmond). I participated in Field Day and many of N7KE's experienced hams guided me through my inaugural HF experience. The Radio Club of Redmond can be found at N7KE.net.

In addition to John (W7FU) and Steve (W7QC) I owe a debt of gratitude to an additional two hams who have taken me under their wing. John (K7RLD) is both a friend and mentor. I tell people that John is my "North Star" when it comes to anything ham radio. I continually benefit from his freindship and ham guidance. Another friend and mentor is Chuck (KE7SA). His level of expertise/knowledge is 2nd to none and only matched by his level of patience. I owe a debt of gratitude to the 3 hams who have generously given their time and knowledge to help me maximize my enjoyment of this great hobby. Thank you John (W7FU), John (K7RLD) and Chuck (KE7SA). I owe you guys!

August 15, 2011 was a remarkable day -- it was the day I added a linear (AL-84) to my shack. I owe a ton of thanks to a local ham/mentor (Steve -- N0THU) who sold me the linear and loaned me a tuner until mine arrived. The linear has expanded my global reach beyond expectations.

I want to give a shout-out to a number of hams who helped me get to this point (prior to the actual setup of my station). I want to acknowledge/thank 3 hams who exposed me to this great hobby -- Gordon Bello K1GB, President of the FARA (Framingham Amateur Radio Association) club in Framingham, MA, Rick Green (W1RAG) & Richard Crisafulli (AB1HD). Rick and Rich piqued my interest in the hobby and it was through FARA's "License in a Weekend" course that I earned my Technician's ticket and got to know Gordon.

I am eager to learn more and experience the hobby to its fullest. I am currently focused on earning my Extra ticket and learning more about Software Defined Radios (SDRs). Since purchasing my Flex-3000, my operating experience changed from a highly random search for QSOs to being able to target local / DX activity on the band.


73, Howard



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QRZ Logbook Summary for - W1HMB
Latest Contacts for W1HMB at QRZ.com
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W7ZCU 2016-05-08 40m SSB DN22sn United States Joshua P Dangerfield
KI6MPY 2016-05-04 40m SSB CN81sr United States Brian E Bachman
KK5VG 2016-05-04 17m SSB EM20FF United States JAMES J KRAVETZ
WB2IVN 2016-05-01 17m SSB DN60ms United States MICHAEL I ZUCKERMAN
K5RAR 2016-05-01 17m SSB EM34QO86 United States William A Penrod
N0PKT 2016-05-01 17m SSB DM79pb United States JERROLD F Cummings
W6ADV 2016-05-01 17m SSB CM97ec United States Craig L Pitcher
N0PKT 2016-05-01 40m SSB DM79pb United States JERROLD F Cummings
K6AJA 2016-05-01 40m SSB DM12lx United States ALAN J SCHUMANN
KZ5AT 2016-05-01 40m SSB CM97mq United States Arden L Bennett Jr
KF7TKR 2016-05-01 40m SSB CN92te United States Kenneth A Chartier
N2TSQ 2016-05-01 40m SSB EN53eb United States ROBERT E BURRIER
VE7CUP 2016-04-30 60m SSB CO64qg Canada RIC Ernest Martin
KD6BZN 2016-04-30 60m SSB DM04wq United States David S Mulvey

Book Totals: 3623 qso's   1479 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

Grid Squared Award#5885
Granted: 2015-03-16 02:55:03   (W1HMB)

  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 17 Meters Mixed
World Continents Award#7043
Granted: 2015-03-16 02:55:02   (W1HMB)

  • 17 Meters Mixed
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