Originally licensed in 1976 in Toledo, Ohio, as (Novice) WN8ZHY. I then upgraded and received callsign WB8ZHY (Technician). The family moved to Arizona and then received callsign WB7QGN (eventually a General). After finally taking (and passing) the Extra, I then changed to this vanity call.
The vanity call reflects my long interest in antique and tube radios. I will use them occasionally for amatuer operation (Hallicrafters SX-100, Johnson Viking Ranger II, Radio Shack DX-150). It is also fun to turn on one of my EH Scott or Zenith console radios and hear a QSO "AM" style.
I operate HF with 100W using my Yaesu FT-847, Rigblaster Advantage, inverted V dipole, ladder line feed, and SGC autotuner (because I can never seem to build a dipole that tunes). Living in an urban environment really provides a battle against all of the interference, so I struggle to get good contacts from time to time. I also have the distinct pleasure of living with CC&R's, so there is no chance of putting up a 6 element Yagi
I use LOTW, eqsl.net, QRZ.com and also send out QSL cards direct and through the buro to get a QSL in the books. I look forward to getting yours.
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