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Originally licensed in 1976 in Toledo, Ohio, as (Novice) WN8ZHY, then upgraded and received callsign WB8ZHY (Technician). The family moved to Arizona and I then received callsign WB7QGN (eventually a General). After finally taking (and passing) the Extra, I decided to grab this nifty vanity call.

I owe a lot of my career success to enjoying ham radio, and especially to the mentors and friends that have guided me and have lent me a hand, many times (WA8ZID, W7GNP, W7SGK, and many, many, more). This is something that I have also tried many times to return to others, but will never equal.

Having a long interest in antique and tube radios, it is pretty cool to occasionally warm them up for ham ops (Hallicrafters SX-100 and others). It's also fun to turn on one of my EH Scott or Zenith console radios and hear an AM QSO loud and clear.

Normal operations on HF is with a Yaesu FT-847, Rigblaster Advantage, ladder line fed dipole at 24 feet, and a good Ameritron tuner. Sometimes it's necessary to light up an Ameritron AL-811H when needing that little extra push to try and compliment signals from stations with better antennas. Living in an urban environment really provides a battle against all of the interference, so there is the typical struggle to get good contacts. Of course in todays modern times, there is the distinct pleasure of living with CC&R's, so there is no chance of putting up a major antenna system.

I am now operating mobile, on and off, and have been surprised how well that works. Yaesu makes a great mobile package, that I can't recommend highly enough. And, probably like many, I am still waiting for some good apps that will allow communications on Apple mobile products. Can't believe it is taking this long for something that actually works through a bluetooth to be developed (2014).

This station loads up frequently on LOTW, eqsl.net (just for fun), and will send out QSL cards directly or through the buro to get a new QSL in the books. Many thanks to those that upload on LOTW quickly. I look forward to getting yours.

73's  >Mark<


WAS, WAS Phone, WAS Triple Play #1374



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