During my Teens in Connecticut I met an old Ham W1CMX, and with phonetics like Whisky One Constipated Mother Xavier he was hard to forget. That whetted my interest in radios and electronics. I joined the U.S. Navy in 1962 and seperated in 1970 as a First Class Electronics Technician, Then moved around a bit with my civilian job, Chicago, Tulsa, and Johnstown, PA where I met Tom WA3CPH & Chet K3EDV and with their help, was first licensed as Advanced Class in 1977, after passing the exam in the Washington DC FCC office. Couldn't quite get the 20 wpm CW for Extra, I wasn't too thrilled with CW at the time.
First Licensed WB3HHS, then KE4UN after moving to Plantation Florida in1982. I was QRT for a few years and came back to all the new Digital Modes and decided to work towards the CW proficiency I never had. I love to run QRP both at home and portable.
My station consists of The amazing Elecraft KX-3, with a Hard Rock 50 Amp for RTTY, an AV640 Vertical above the roof, and my key of choice, the WB9LPU TinyBug made by another Richard(one far more talented than I), and a recently added Yaesu FT-1000D for DXing (It's addictive!).
I'm still working on that CW proficiency thing.
In the meantime.................. I'm enjoying the Ride !
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