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QSL: SK March 23, 2017

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I have been licensed since March Of 1982,and after an 8 week wait I got the Call KB4AUB,and remained a Novice class until April of 1983, at which time I upgraded to Technician class and applied for a different callsign and got the call N4IOE in August of 1983, I tested again before the FCC field examiners and passed My General class in Montgomery,Alabama. The following Nov,I tested again before the FCC at the Stone Mountain,Ga.Ham fest and upgraded to Advanced class and after a much needed break I upgraded to Extra Class in July,1986 at Pelham,Alabama. I started studying CW at age 9 and joined the U.S. Navy at age 17 as a communications operator and later switched MOS to be an electronics tech.

I first served aboard the USS Edson DD-946, "The grey ghost of the Vietnamese coast" As a radio and signal tech. The Edson, was home ported out of San Diego,California. and served the Western Pacific. I was aboard during the "Operation Killing fields" Cambodian, boat lift operation on April 15th,1975. the USS Edson, is now decommissioned and is on display as a museum piece . Pictures of the Edson, can be found online,

The USS Edson, was in a 1963, episode of the Twilight Zone 'Thirty Fatom Grave." . The "BB" suffix in my callsign is for the Naval designator for "Battleship"

I am a proud Naval veteran.

So, if you're a veteran of any branch of the military and you happen to hear me on the air please let me hear about your service. I would especially love to hear from hams that have served overseas on ships. I have two Children that are both hams. my daughter Kelley, KG4UAQ and Andy, KJ4DBE.

I can be found almost daily still doing CW and all digital modes. I have a worked all Counties SSB/CW mix. I'm currently attempting to work all 3077 United States counties using only digital or data modes.such as BPSK-31 or RTTY.

Well, that's all Good Dx to you all. And God bless.




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QRZ Logbook Summary for - AC4BB
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TA2B 2016-02-17 20m SSB KN41nc Turkey Bulent Karadas
KB3TPX 2012-11-26 20m SSB FN10ra United States THIERRY G MATTHIEU
KF7PXU 2012-11-26 20m PSK31 DN76is United States Fernando Pereira
AA0RB 2012-11-23 80m PSK31 DN91md United States GIFFORD E MASSIE, III
KB4DUC 2012-11-22 40m PSK31 EL98jm United States Gary Dobis
N2BRD 2012-11-21 80m PSK31 FN22em United States Steven J Burdick
N4CPT 2012-11-19 80m PSK31 EL98ol United States ROBERT DINGFELDER, JR
WJ1X 2012-11-18 20m PSK31 FN31mo United States MIKE
N4EMP 2012-11-18 80m PSK31 JM03au United States Eddie M Phillips
W8KQ 2012-11-17 80m PSK31 EN85ga United States GERALD S BISHOP
KD7NFR 2012-11-17 80m PSK31 EM80hw United States Jake Hill
AF5AV 2012-11-15 80m PSK31 EM15kk United States Gary H Fitzgerald
KD5ARS 2012-11-09 40m PSK31 EM10bg United States KRISTOPHER J SCHMELTER
WA1PCY 2012-10-23 15m PSK31 FN20xi United States Leonard W Kline
K9IBM 2012-10-18 20m PSK31 EN52mr United States DANIEL J SERVAIS

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