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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.





QRP Chinese version HB-1A 3 band transceiver / LDG Z-100 plus autotuner / GHD GT-502 mil Straight key / Scheunemann SP-2 Single Lever paddle


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QRZ Logbook Summary for - W3BI
Latest Contacts for W3BI at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
KF5MDY 2016-02-13 80m JT65A EM26vj United States Brian R Green
KB1YDM 2016-02-12 40m JT65A FN42BU70 United States David E Double
EA4GRS 2016-02-12 40m JT65A IN70xp Spain Eduardo Sotorrio
PA2BT 2016-02-12 20m JT65A JO21hw Netherlands BART VD TORRE
K3JZD 2016-02-12 40m JT65A FN00dj United States JOSEPH R NELIS JR
F1CCG 2016-02-12 40m JT65A JN13CW France BERNARD TARBOURIECH
PA3BUD 2016-02-12 80m JT65A JO21fv Netherlands Onno Le Comte
W3WTE 2016-02-11 20m JT65A FM28HN44 United States Glenn A Laser
KB8JIU 2016-02-11 80m JT65A EN82gp United States Marty A Temple
AI5II 2016-02-11 80m JT65A EM71ku United States LEO M ANIOL SR.
ZS6ZP 2016-02-11 40m JT65A KG43bw South Africa Eric Krebser
KK4SMV 2016-02-11 40m JT65A EM95ci United States Dale E Bradshaw
KC0DEB 2016-02-10 40m JT65A EM29oc United States Jan H van Eijndt
K0ECN 2016-02-10 20m JT65A DN84di United States EDWARD C NELSON
YV5FRD 2016-02-10 20m JT65A FK60ll Venezuela Lino Rodriguez

Book Totals: 12194 qso's   7175 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

DX World Award#2093
Granted: 2015-06-03 03:20:02   (W3BI)

World Continents Award#6567
Granted: 2015-03-09 16:05:04   (W3BI)

  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    10 Meters Mixed
United States Award#854
Granted: 2015-03-09 16:05:03   (W3BI)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
Grid Squared Award#5455
Granted: 2015-03-09 16:05:02   (W3BI)

  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 80 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    10 Meters Mixed
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