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My name is Rick.

I was living in Massachusetts and was first licensed in 1978 as WB1DYY but didn’t make first contact until 1989 (no sense rushing into it) using a Heathkit HW-9 that I built. WB1DYY was the worst call sign imaginable. To send it three times at novice 5 wpm speed gave the ham at the other end time to run to the kitchen to get something to eat.

I upgraded in 1990 to Advanced and picked up a better call sign, KC1TA. At year’s end I bought a Drake C-Line and used it until March of 1993 when I went off the air.

In 2006 I retired from Raytheon after 42 years of service

In July of 2008, I was back on the air in Nevada with the call KC7TA. My rig was a Yaesu FT-747 that I used for about a year (wish I still had it). I picked up a Yaesu FT-980 on Ebay that I still use as a backup. I love that old girl – all controls are on the front panel. It was just about the last radio of that type in production until menu-driven rigs took over. It still does occasional duty now and then.

In March 2010, I passed the Extra. There - I will never have to take another test again.

In 2011, I moved back to Massachusetts and got KC1TA back. Even though it was original issue, when I got it back it was a vanity call. In 2012 I bought a TenTec OMNI VII, with auto tuner and CW filters. At the same time I bought a 5-band Cushcraft MA5B minibeam. It’s a nice combination. In the picture of the minibeam, the vertical antenna above the beam is for 2 meters.

In December 2012, I applied for and received the call K1IZ.

73 to all, Rick


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QRZ Logbook Summary for - K1IZ
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dedateband mode grid Country op
LY5A 2013-12-17 17m SSB KO15qu Lithuania Jonas Paskauskas
XR0ZR 2013-11-19 10m SSB FF06oi Juan Fernandez Islan Juan Fernandez 2013 Dxpedition -
AE5SS 2013-10-30 10m SSB EL29hn United States David E Suffel
YY5SKA 2013-09-21 10m SSB FJ69cc Venezuela JOAN LA RIVA
SV3GLL 2013-08-15 20m SSB KM17ij Greece ZACHARIAS VELISSARIS
SV3GLL 2013-07-31 20m SSB KM17ij Greece ZACHARIAS VELISSARIS
DL1EKZ 2013-06-28 20m JT65 JO31hl Germany Hans Kindel
YC1CWK 2013-06-13 15m SSB OI33jo Indonesia Wahyu Ningrat (YUN)
K0TPP 2013-05-22 20M PSK31 EM48rk United States Larry J Davis
F6ARS 2013-05-21 15m PSK31 JN18lt France Gerard Szente
K5TLJ 2013-01-05 20m PSK31 EM45rq United States Terry L Jones

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