Took my Novice and General exams at the FCC offices in Wash.DC in 1977 and received WB3JHP. I operated HF, VHF(eme) from Maryland before moving to the Shenandoah Valley of VA, retaining WB3JHP, where I operated HF and some VHF(ssb).
After 40 years in the publication printing industry,I retired andmoved to GA. Finally decided it was time for a call sign change to better represent my station location, so applied for and received W4TMW.
I enjoy operating HF (CW) and VHF/UHF (SSB,CW) also work in my machine shop designing and building model internal combustion engines and telegraph keys of various kinds for my personal use.
Here are a few of the keys I have made and used;
Below is my straight key I call 'The Slab' . Next is my latest, (Nov. 2012), a copy of a Robley & Tough- Piergraph No. 2, a 1930's Australian key.
This is my copy of WB9LPU
My copy of WB9LPU' s 'Balanced Bug'.a really neat telegraph key !
ARRL Life Member since about 1980.
Various ARRL awards
Straight Key Century Club - SKCC #6184T
Side Winders On Two - S.W.O.T #1867
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