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I received my novice license WN0BAF at the age of 14 in December of 1961 and upgraded to general class WA0BAF in June of 1963. Eventually I upgraded to the advanced class license. In November of 2013, I obtained the Vanity call sign of K0VVV which belonged to  Bob Thomson. Bob and I were in the high school radio club  in 1963. I operate mainly CW on 20 meters.

In 1968 and 1969 I served with the 101st Airborne as an Army Mars operator in Vietnam with the station call of AB8AAE. Our original station in 1968 was in a tent and consisted of a KWM-2A, 30l-1 and Henry 4K amplifier. The antenna was a a multi- band quad. (see Photos below) In 1969 we moved into a "hooch" and ran two stations . The antennas were a log periodic and a dipole. In 1977 I obtained a First Class Radio Telephone license. I did some fast scan TV on 420mhz before I became inactive in the late 80?s. I have recently started putting a station together.

My working career consisted of being a central office installer with Western Electric. I worked mainly in AT&T toll facilities. Most of my work was with Microwave main and repeater stations and all the peripheral equipment that was associated with it.

Western Electric Installation became AT&T installation at divesture and in 1996 it became Lucent Technologies. I retired in 2002 with 36 years from Lucent.

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Army Mars in a Tent and Bunker Phone Booth 1968
log periodic
1969- Log periodic photo courtesy of Jim K0MAN


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QRZ Logbook Summary for - K0VVV
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dedateband mode grid Country op
K1NV 2017-04-26 40M CW DM26AD02 United States Jon
N4EEV 2017-04-26 40M CW EM91iw United States Mike
AA9K 2017-04-25 40M CW EM65ow United States Bob
NK8O 2017-04-23 40M CW EM28pp United States Chas
KA6JLT 2017-04-23 40M CW DM09cl United States Rob
KC9UNL 2017-04-22 40M CW EN50ub United States Curt
K0FHG 2017-04-19 40M CW EM48qs United States Bob
WO6M 2017-04-18 40M CW CN91vm United States David
KC0MYW 2017-04-18 40M CW EN15qf United States Nick
KD0DK 2017-04-18 40M CW EN32tl United States Dave
KH6OZ 2017-04-18 30M CW DN27wh United States George
AC4NY 2017-04-17 20M CW EM73dp United States Joe
KF7TUA 2017-04-17 20M CW CN97AQ97 United States Dick
ZL2BLQ 2017-04-17 20M CW RE78rw New Zealand Stan
W7YV 2017-04-17 40M CW DN40AP47 United States Jim

Book Totals: 2365 qso's   435 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Counties Award#2895
Granted: 2016-07-21 23:52:01   (K0VVV)

  • 100 Counties Mixed
Grid Squared Award#9952
Granted: 2015-12-02 03:45:01   (K0VVV)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
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