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Originally licensed as WA3JPY (Tech) and WN3JPY (Novice) at the same time in 1967.   I've never changed the call, even though I have lived in North Carolina since 1970

Currently using a FTdx-9000MP exciter and the amp is one of several Henry models or some homebrew stuff running big tubes.  I love amplifiers and have built several, the best being a 4CX1500A running Super Cathode drive. Antennas mostly consist of wire strung in as many pine trees as I can get a line over.

I love flying and am lucky enough to own two aircraft, a 1984 YAK-50, and a 1974 UTVA-66, both Experimental Exhibition aircraft (and my 1968 502 Big Block [600 HP] Camaro!).

Spent 20 years in the Marine Corps, and did three Dets. on the USS Midway, a year on the USS Saratoga, and many carrier quals starting with the USS Lexington and ending with the USS Nimitz.  Ran numerous MARS stations aboard all those ships, and installed a 2 meter repeater aboard the USS Saratoga in 1984 (of course slightly out of the Amateur Band at 149 MHz!).  Spent another 25 years supporting Electronic Warfare with Marine Squadrons VMAQ-1,2,3 and 4.  Was the 3rd American Licensed in Bahrain as A92FL during Desert Storm, running many phone patches for the troops there, followed by tours in Iraqi Freedom I in Saudi Arabia  2003.  Have 45 years now supporting the Marine Corps in one way or another and it has been my pleasure and honor to do so.

 

 

 

 

 

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