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I was born in Kansas City MO in 1937 and moved to Prairie Village KS at age 4. Graduated Shawnee Mission HS in 1955 and joined the Navy the same year. Was a control tower operator for 4 years before changing over to Aviation Electronics technician. Flew aircrew on P2 type aircraft as radio operator and sensor operator and C-118 aircraft as radio operator and loadmaster/second mech.


I have 4 sons and 1 daughter, grandkids out the wazoo and 5 great grandkids.

I'm making a strong effort to spend all the kids inheritance and have a little to go. I plan for the last check I write to bounce.

All computers are off lease "specials" and monitors bought on close out specials. Home network is Network Magic .. a super easy way to network several computers and share components. Now building new multi core computers to replace the old XP boxes and converting the old ones to Linux. Now using Win7 until Micro$oft quits supporting that too.

I retired from the Navy in 1976 and went to work for a hot oil pipeline doing electronics flow control and measurements amongst other repairs and installations. Was on call 24/7/365 for 25 years, so am now sleeping late in the mornings (0700).

I learned Morse in the Boy Scouts but didn't see much use for it as I wasn't lucky enough to have an Elmer at that age. I was listening to an old Zenith TransOceanic radio and heard Morse .. asked another person what it was and he translated it for me. I was hooked and learned the code. That enabled me to become an airborne radio operator and earn an extra $55/month "hazardous duty" pay. Now I must pay out of pocket for my travel.

My Elmer, K0EDX, talked me into taking the test for Amateur Radio. I did and passed quite easily as I was in electronics already and had code up to 20 wpm as a crewmember and became KN0WEU. I took the test and received my Extra as soon as it was made known I would lose my favorite 25kc of each band.

I was quite active doing Navy MARS traffic for some years but that has slacked off and I am now back to the Real Ham Radio ... CW & JT65.

If you hear me calling, please stop by for my daily CW fix.

Current interest besides CW is JT65. Very interesting mode.

WSPR is on 24/7 on 30 meters.

Health and Happiness to you and yours.





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QRZ Logbook Summary for - W3BI
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dedateband mode grid Country op
AC8EM 2015-07-05 20m JT65A EN80vp United States MIKE L HUFF
PA3COX 2015-07-04 20m JT65A JO22si Netherlands ies Rinkel
K1SET 2015-07-04 20m JT65A FN42ju United States STEPHEN E TOOHEY
K8VFO 2015-07-04 20m JT65A EN73vp United States Will Halphen
TI2AIM 2015-07-04 20m JT65A EJ79wv Costa Rica Jerry Conejo
SQ2PPM 2015-07-04 20m JT65A JO93gx Poland Roman Walentowski
PY2XU 2015-07-03 20m JT65A GG66si Brazil VALDECI PORCEL
F1SNB 2015-07-03 20m JT65A JN33ss France Patrick AUZEAU
PD0AI 2015-07-03 20m JT65A JO22KJ78 Netherlands Ivan H Alie
WB7QBF 2015-07-03 20m JT65A CN96pq United States ECKART R WINTZER
SP9UNX 2015-07-03 20m JT65A JN99jr Poland ANDRZEJ CIESLIK
K1JTC 2015-07-03 20m JT65A CM97cx United States Jeffrey T Clark
VE3CRO 2015-07-03 20m JT65A EN82sg Canada Claude A Radley
OE1SZW 2015-07-02 20m JT65A JN88de Austria Arpad SCHOLTZ

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DX World Award#2093
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World Continents Award#6567
Granted: 2015-03-09 16:05:04

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United States Award#854
Granted: 2015-03-09 16:05:03

  • 20 Meters Mixed
Grid Squared Award#5455
Granted: 2015-03-09 16:05:02

  • 5 Band Mixed
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    40 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
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    17 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
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