NOTE: Framed display is of my QSL cards going back to 1958, when I was first licensed. Bottom row is a couple of DXpeditions to Hong Kong & Montserrat in the early 80's. K9YA a childhood best friend for over 50 years, now a SK.
First licensed in Chicago as KN9QCU in 1958 at the age of 14. Became K9QCU in 1959.
Came to Los Angeles in 1963, and was subsequently licensed as W6MJE (FCC mandated with call area change, "the way it should be") for more then 35 years.
Then reluctantly tried the Vanity Callsign program for the first time in 1998 with W6YYY.
Now the final chapter of my callsign journey seems to have been completed with W6TA in 2002.
So, as of 2016, this currently makes 58 years of Amateur Radio, continuously, and proudly still counting.
I would like to acknowledge both, Al (K6YRA) & Brad (W6TJI) for their encouragement.They helped me organize my QSL cards, so I could finally apply for DXCC Honor Roll. Now as of November 2013 I am very proud to officially be a member of the #1 DXCC Honor Roll Club. I went from Zero to 340/367 in one single application. Not an easy task by any means. This is a culmination of over 55 years in amateur radio. It's been a wonderful journey thus far, and one I hope to continue. Thanks guys!
In conclusion, I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to look me up. I appreciate each and every QSO, and I look forward to contacting you once again in the near future.
Best 73 es GUD DX,
PS: Also, please check the link at http://k9ya.org/ which pays tribute to Bob, K9YA (SK), who we all miss each and every day. Bob was a wonderful person, a great amateur radio operator, and my best friend for over 50 years. I would also like to encourage everyone to sign up for the monthly magazine (K9YA Telegraph) that is Emailed to your computer absolutely FREE, each and every month. A very special thanks goes to Mike (N9BOR), who is the trustee of the "Robert F. Heytow Memorial Radio Club". We all miss you Bobby, and think of you often. R.I.P.!! Dit Dit
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