My name is Randy and my call sign is WB4KZI which I have held since 1968. I live in Carrollton, Virginia, which is in the southeastern part of the State of Virginia near Smithfield, in the Tidewater area, about 30 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. I first got interested in amateur radio through the Boy Scouts at the age of 11. After high school I got my degree in Electronics Technology and then went to work for Bell Telephone as a technician and later an engineer, working there for 31 years until I retired. For a few years after that I worked as a system’s engineer for the Civil Air Patrol until I permanently retired in 2007.
My current station consists of a Yaseu FT-2000 and KenwoodTS-440S for HF, and a Kenwood TS-790 for VHF/UHF and satellite work. I use an Alpha 87A linear amplifier when needed. My antennas consist of a Hygain TH-11 and inverted V for HF, two stacked 11 element VHF beams, a 22 element VHF SSB beam, and two stacked UHF beams all on a 55' crankup tower and Hygain T2X rotor. For satellite work, I have the Hygain VHF/UHF duos on a 20' tower with a Yaesu az/el rotor. I operate SSB, FM, Packet, Satellite & CW. I am an ARRL Life Member and AMSAT & AREC member and a SKYWARN trained weather spotter. I am also a member of the Western Tidewater Amateur Radio Club. I QSL through QRZ.com., eQSL, LOTW, Bureau or direct. My software of choice is Ham Radio Deluxe. The picture was taken in 2010 of me operating K2BSA at the Boy Scout National Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia.
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