First licensed as KA5CGT as a novice in 1978 and then upgraded to Tech, General (new call sign, N5BPU), then Advanced class. More recently I upgraded to Extra class at Dayton in 2011 and now have the callsign, WV8H. I was very active in emergency communications for a number of years in Arkansas and served as state SEC for one year. I was on call as a net control operator for the CAREN weather net for many years and worked many storm sessions at the National Weather Service in North Little Rock.
I moved to West Virginia in 1992 and was inactive until May 2010. I got back on the air using an attic 'Suburban Multibander' for 10-80M and a inverted-L 160M antenna but I now have a G5RV as well as a 'radio active' flagpole (5BTV) in addition to the inverted-L. As you can see from the picture, I run a Kenwood TS2000X transceiver and an Expert 1K-FA Amp. For mobile I have a Yaesu FT2DR handheld (2M-UHF), Kenwood TH-D710G as well as a TS-480 (160M-6M) with a Little Tarheel screwdriver antenna. We work SOTA and use a FT-857D for this activity.
Hope to work you some time in the future.
Me (on the left obviously) with my friend Bill (K8BDR) after we finished installing his new Tennadyne T6 antenna
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