Greetings from SE Wisconsin!
I'm a retired Coast Guard CWO4 (COMM). I served from 1974 to 1998 at COMMSTAs (NOJ, NMO, NMA), RADSTAs (NMR), Ships (NVAI, NODT), COMMCENs (NMG1, NMA1), C3I East (Miami) and a District Staff (CCGD7/dtm Miami). I've been a ham since 1978 and fairly active over the years. I've held multiple calls and have held this call since 1986.
I'm originally from Lubbock, TX, and come from a long line of Irish and English immigrants with a little Viking thrown in for good measure. I just moved to Wisconsin from Oklahoma (EM15jh) and this cold weather thing will be a new experience for this old southern boy. This is probably payback for all the years I lived south of 30 Degrees North.
A QSL is guaranteed via LoTW and eQSL provided I didn't fatfinger your call when I loaded it into my log. LoTW is the preferred QSL path. It's easy and works very well. Even though I'm relatively slow with paper cards I will eventually send a card back. SASE/Green Stamp not necessary but appreciated.
Rig: Flex 6500; Amp: Ameritron AL-811; K4KIO Hex Beam @ 30ft, GAP Challenger DX ground mounted; 80-10M OCF Dipole @ 28ft; Keyer: Palamar Engineering IC Keyer MK V; Paddles: Begali Pearl, Vibroplex Cube, and Bencher BY-1; Headset: Heil PSE-6; Microphone: Heil PR-781
Hope to see you on the bands. Thanks for taking the time to check out my page. Gud DX!
OMISS #9110, QCWA #35850; CG CW Operators Association: ZUT #1604
DXCC Mixed #46,287, DXCC CW #13,212, WAS #56,957, WAS Digital, WAS JT65
WPX Mixed, Mixed NA and Mixed NA Digital
My CW keys.
My former QTH of Newalla, OK (North Norman, OK). The view from the Tower @ 40ft - Looking SE:
That's me hanging on the tower with one hand and taking a photo with the other. No wind and I was in a harness. Out of view behind my shoulder is the National Weather Service's Nexrad Radome about 1 mile due west of my QTH.
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