I received my Novice ticket WN4VGZ in September of 1964 while still in high school in Nashville, TN. First rig was a Heathkit DX60B and a Hallicrafters SX-110 and a 40 meter dipole. ( Crystal controlled on 3 or 4 frequenices of course ) hi hi.
Upgraded to General class in March of 1966 and "finally" upgraded to Amateur Extra in December of 2012. My wife Cathy KK4IWN got her Technician licence this year ( 2012 ) and upgraded to General a few months later and also PASSED her Amateur Extra in December of 2012. What a team we are hi hi
Joined the US Navy in 1967, served aboard 3 Nuclear Attack Submarines as a First Class Sonar Technician stationed on the East Coast. I received a honorable discharge from the Navy in 1974. USS Dace SSN-607, USS Greenling SSN-614 and the USS Haddo SSN-604.
Retired after 32 years as an Electronics Technician at Hamilton Sundstrand, Windsor Locks, CT.
Actively involved in our local CERT- Community Emergency Response Team (G2R CERT). www.g2r-cert.org
A registered ARRL Volunteer Examiner
Using a Kenwood TS-480 with Ham Radio Deluxe and a G5RV at 35 feet. Worked All States Award Aug 2013
QSL via LoTW or Direct ( SASE appreciated ) if you need Tennessee and eQSL (AG).
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