Novice WN8FIB Columbus, Ohio 1962 Tutored in CW by Dusty Forgrave W8RNZ, (old spark-gap operator) Bob Robbins K8RGI supplied 6L6 MOPA homebrew transmitter for my novice transmitter. W8ELE supplied BC-348-N reciever and much encouragement as Scoutmaster of B.S.A. Troop 172 Thanks to Dan Umberger W8ZCQ for support of Troop 172. General class WA8FIB Columbus, Ohio 1963 Charter member Hilltop Amateur Radio Club 1962-3? Charter member West High School Radio Club 1962 Charter member Westmoor Jr High Radio Club 1963 Member. K5TYP 2 term President, Materiels Officer, Life Member Keesler AFB Amateur Radio Club 1970-1973. Many 2M rabbit hunts (fox), always active on field day. Meetings were 1/2 hour @ 1PM Saturday afternoon every week. We had 150 members military and civilian. Very active club. Arrived at KAFB in Biloxi August, 1969 after Hurricane Camille hit (Aug17) Several months cleanup before tech school could begin. 3390th Instructor Squadron. Airborne ECM. Thanks to W5BW Tom Braidwood for sharing history as Marconi Operator and photo standing on the feet of the Sphinx in 1920 during travel as ship's Marconi operator. Charter member and President of Union County Radio Club ca. 1974 University of Akron 1980-1985 BSEE Harris Corporation, Melbourne, Florida radio club field days at Wickham Park 1985-1990. Thanks to Hans Sharla Nielsen for sharing story of his Lee DeForest Triodes found behind workbench, new-in-the-case, during move of General Electric in early 50s. Computer Sciences Raytheon PAFB/CCAFS 1990-1993 (lots of RF goodies) Lake County ARC W9LJ member 2004. After 42 years delay, upgrade to Extra October, 2004. After 44 years, new callsign.
QCWA #33741 DXCC MIXED #44,726, DXCC Phone #41,209, DXCC CW #12,952, DXCC 40m #6,183, DXCC 20m #4,726, DXCC 15m, 30m, 17m.
Need one more confirmation for 80m DXCC. and 7BDXCC. Long way to go on 160m with only 42 confirmed.
Confirmed over 1000 for Challenge, Applying.
WAS 160m #1,312
2013 Field Day with NA9U group running 2A. #2 Indiana all classes and power levels of 44 Indiana entries. #22 overall in 2A with 2025 contacts, 7120 points. First year over 2000 contacts
2012 Field Day with NA9U group running 2A #2 Indiana 2A class #3 Indiana all classes and power levels of 59 Indiana entries
2011 Field Day W9LJ Lake County ARC 2A #1 Indiana
2010 Field Day W9LJ Lake County ARC 2A all power levels #1 Central Division
2009 Field Day W9LJ Lake County ARC 2A #2 Indiana
2008 Field Day W9LJ Lake County ARC 2A #3 Indiana
2007 Field Day W9LJ Lake County ARC 2A #4 Indiana
2006 Field Day W9LJ Lake County ARC 2A #5 Indiana
2005 Field Day W9EMA Lake County ARC RACES 2A #8 Indiana
2004 Field Day W9EMA Lake County ARC 1A #4 Indiana
2003 Field Day LCARC No log
2002 Field Day LCARC No log
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