Hi: I am Bob Beeman, K4BB, and I live in the Atlanta, GA suburban commity of Roswell, GA. I passed my first Amateur Radio exam in the 10th grade at Central High School in Memphis, Tennessee in 1961. My Novice call was KN4NZL. Before I received my Novice ticket in the mail, I passed the General Class Amateur Exam at the Memphis, Tennessee Post Office. I was never on the air as a Novice. My first QSO was as K4NZL on six meter AM from the Central High School ham radio shack.
Since then, I lived in Houston, Texas where I passed my Amateur Extra Class Exam at the Houston, Texas downtown Post Office. While in Texas, I operated under the call of WB5NWF while keeping my K4NZL call active with our address in Tennessee.
I was bitten by the Vanity Call Sign bug when we were living in Roswell, GA in the early 1990's. My first vanity call was W4WU, and I was thrilled until the first time I used in on the local repeater. Just pronouncing W 4 W U was a verbal nightmare because I was pronouncing the W as "double-u". Try pronouncing this call quickly and inteligibly. It doesn't work.
I applied my sleuthing skills on the FCC web site, downloading their entire database (at that time). I applied for and recieved the call W4KD. I never used this call that much, because I had figured out that the call, K4BB, would become available later that year. I plotted, timed everything perfectly, and got it. I now had a call with my initials.
I have been a licensed Amateur Radio Operator for fifty-four years. Ham radio started out being a fun thing, and it has never lost it's luster.
Amateur Radio particulars are as follow:
A1 Operator Club
North Fulton Amateur Radio League - Past President 2015 (NFARL.ORG)
Member Southeastern DX Club (SEDXC)
Quarter Century Wireless Association
Favorite Mode - CW
Mobile Antennas: Hamsticks for 20 and 10 meters. Larson VHF/UHF for repeaters.
Achievements - DXCC CW, Phone, Mixed, A1 Operator
Web Site And Ham Radio Blog - k4bb.com
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