Originally from Ohio and licensed WN8QYQ in 1973 thanks in large part to a few good Elmers but specifically Roy K8VWX who administered my Novice exam one afternoon after school. Roy is one of those unique amateurs who has forgotten more about amateur radio than I'll ever know. In the 50's, 60's and 70's was one of the "Big Guns" on 20 meters. Back in the day, he had a homebrew amp, mounted in the wall of his shack running a pair of 4-1000's. To me, this was one of the coolest things in the world to see those puppies lit up.Unfortunately, that set up was destroyed in a tornado.Been in 4 land for several years and now living in the Low Country of South Carolina. 40th year as a licensed amateur.
I enjoy State QSO parties for the fun of it and still get in about 50% of my contest QSOs on CW. Finished #1 out-of-state, single-op, 2010 Iowa QSO party which really set the hook on contesting! Missed contesting all of 2011 due to relocation but giving it a go for 2013 and beyond with my little peanut whistle working up against the big guns. Recently moved to a new QTH and I've been removing trees and other obstacles for tower and antenna placement. Nearly all the parts are assembled and we'll be putting up a TH7DX along with several wire antennas.
Member of Charleston Amateur Radio Society, Trident Amateur Radio Club, ARRL, and QCWA.
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