St Simons Island, GA (USA) IOTA NA-058
QSL 100% and by DIRECT (orBuro) only please.
I got my first introduction to Ham radio at age 11 while my father was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone at KZ5SF, and I have been hooked ever since. Early on I worked in professional broadcasting (WFLB-AM) (WFG-AM) but found that my interests lie in the technical aspect of radio. As a teen I had a CB radio and I've always been an avid SWLer and at one time I operated a television repair shop. I was finally licensed in 2009 and am having a great time. I recently retired from a 37 year career with the Department of Defense after serving active duty in the Army as a cryptographic depot repair technician and have served in the Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB, OHIO as a civil service acquisition-logistician specializing in joint Service depot maintenance of military weapon systems.
In addition to HF phone and digital modes, I also enjoy working satellites such as AO-27. There's nothing quite like having a 4,000 mile round-trip QSO in 15 seconds using a 5-watt hand-held Transceiver while standing out in your front yard with a "lightning rod" in your hand aimed at a "bird" in the sky zooming at 15,500 m.p.h! It's radio sport!
I enjoy QSL cards and prefer Direct (or Buro). No SASE is needed. I am not a member of e-QSL or LOTW, so please QSL by Direct or by Buro. I always QSL100%!
I am a member of the DRAKE Amateur Radio Club and my YL is W8ANG.
73 and I hope you have a great Ham Radio day !
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