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SON IS WA4PXV.

STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND,  AIR  COMBAT EVALUATION GROUP,  USAF,  RETIRED.  SERVED WITH GENERALS LEMAY ( K0GRL )  &  GRIZWOLD  ( K0DWC )  BOTH  SK.

OLD CALLS :  W7ROM,  KP4AMU,  VP7EA,  HS1AM,  ZD8BR,  C6EA,  WA4NXC,  AH2CW.

ON THE AIR SINCE 1946, EXTRA CLASS SINCE  1951.

 SEE ME ON 3781.6 KHZ  OVER THE HILL NET 2130 EST,  3940 KHZ EARLY BIRD TRANSCONTINENTAL NET  0230 EST.

1940-1945  ARMY AIR CORPS BRAT,  OREGON,  CALIFORNIA,  MONTANA,   NEBRASKA,  OHIO,  NEW YORK,   COLORADO,  UTAH AND IDAHO.   ATTENDED 18 DIFFERENT GRADE SCHOOLS.  LEARNED ONE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT,  THE TRIANGLE.

1945-1949 WIESBADEN,  GERMANY,  DEPENDENT,  ATTENDED FIRST MILITARY DEPENDENT SCHOOL,  ETO.      RECEIVED FIRST HAM RADIO TICKET FROM GENERAL LEMAY,  IN 1946,  OPERATOR ONLY,  NO CALL SIGN OR STATION LICENSE TO OPERATE MARS STATION.    DELIVERED STARS AND STRIPES NEWS PAPERS.  DROVE 3/4 TON 4X4 WEAPONS CARRIER &  2-1/2  TON 6X6  BETWEEN WIESBADEN & SONNENBURG CASTLE FOR PX SUPPLIES AT AGE 11,  PAY $10 SCRIP PER MONTH FROM US MILITARY GOVERNMENT OCCUPATION FORCES.

1950 USAF BRAT,  DEPENDENT MCCHORD FIELD,  TACOMA WASHINGTON,  CALL SIGN W7ROM.  OPERATED MARS STATION K7FAE AND  HELPED ESTABLISH CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE STATION W7SBE WITH  MR.  TURNER,  W7DAI USING  A BC-457 TRANSMITTER FROM THE B-17 BOMBER "LI'L BETSY",  6AGT ECO AND BC-779 RECEIVER.  OBTAINED FIRST CLASS RADIOTELEPHONE AND SECOND CLASS RADIOTELEGRAPH  LICENCES WITH SHIP RADAR AND AIRCRAFT RADIO TELEGRAPH ENDORSEMENTS  ALONG WITH AMATEUR EXTRA CLASS LICENSE  W7ROM.

CIRCA 1951  JANITOR,  TELEGRAPHER,  YARD CLERK,   SIGNAL MAINTAINER,   WEIGHMASTER ETC.  SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD,  ALL DONE BY COMPUTER NOW.    CHIEF ENGINEER RADIO STATION KLIQ AT OAKS PARK,   PORTLAND,  OREGON.  PETERED OUT.

1954 USAF AIR FORCE OBSERVER TRAINING,   ECM-EWO,  ENGINE PERFORMANCE ENGINEER,  CONVAIR B-36.  TOO  FAT FOR THE NEW 5BX PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS,  PETERED OUT,  SWITCHED TO ELECTRONICS.

1955 USAF KEESLER ELECTRONIC INSTRUCTOR,  ELECTRONIC FUNDAMENTALS,  RADIO,  MICROWAVES,    AUTO TRACK RADAR,  GCA,  GCI,   PLUS WIRING & SOLDERING.  PETERED OUT.

1956 USAF RADAR BOMB SCORING CHARLOTTE NC,  CHIEF ENGINEER RADIO STATION WKTC,  INSTALLED COLLINS 20-V TRANSMITTER.  PETERED OUT.

1958-1959 USAF RADAR BOMB SCORING SAN JUAN,  PUERTO RICO,  CALL SIGN  KP4AMU.

1957-1958  ON LOAN TO NAVY FOR POLARIS AND REGULUS MISSILE GUIDANCE SYSTEM DEBUGGING ON  SUBMARINE  SS  475.

MY BOAT,  THE ARGONAUT. >>>>>>>>>>>>>  http://www.hullnumber.com/crew1.php?cm=SS-475

1960-1962 USAF RADAR BOMB SCORING  FIXED  AT PARIS,  KY,  LYNCHBURG,  VA,   SEMI-MOBILE,  PLUS   RBS EXPRESS TRAIN AND NIKE MISSILE SITES.  COVERED MOST STATESIDE BOMB PLOTS PLUS MOST STATESIDE NIKE MISSILE SITES.   CALL SIGN WA4NXC.  PETERED OUT.

1963 GENERAL ELECTRIC  PROJECT ENGINEER TITAN II  HF,  VHF,  AND UHF INTERCOMPLEX COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM PLUS NOSE CONE TELEMETRY & GUIDANCE,   TUCSON,  WITCHITA,  AND  LITTLE ROCK.  PETERED OUT.

1964 GENERAL ELECTRIC THIN ROUTE TROPO,  A 500 MHZ QUADRUPLE DIVERSITY,  TWO FREQUENCY,      MULTIPLEXING SYSTEM,  PLUS TWO 28 FOOT DISH ANTENNAS WITH DUAL POLARIZATION  TROPO SCATTER PROJECT,  THAILAND,  LONGEST PATH EVER MADE SINGLE HOP,  800 MILES,  ONE RTTY CHANNEL,  BANDWIDTH 30 HZ,  POWER 1 KW,  PARAMETRIC RECEIVER FRONT END  FOR THE BORDER PATROL  AND ANOTHER FOR THE SWEDISH ARMY.  CALL SIGN HS1AM.  PETERED OUT.

1965-1968 USAF EASTERN TEST RANGE  (AFETR)  SATELLITE /MISSILE TRACKING STATIONS  BAHAMA ISLANDS,  GREAT STIRRUP,  BERRY ISLANDS,  MARSH HARBOUR,  CARTER CAY,  ELUTHERA,  WALKER CAY,  ALLENS CAY,  ETC,  DEALING WITH MISTRAM,  GLOTRACK,  UDOP,  LORAC,  FPS-16,  PLUS HF, VHF,  UHF  COMMUNICATIONS.   CALL SIGN VP7EA,  MOSTLY QRQ 40 METERS,  SKIN & SCUBA DIVING.  PETERED OUT

1968 NASA EMC TEST ENGINEER AND DATA REDUCTION  CAPE CANAVERAL,   CALL SIGN K4OF.  WORKED IN SHIELDED CAGE AND LAUNCH PADS DOING  EMC EMI TESTING,  RFI COMPLIANCE.  PETERED OUT.

1970 OPERATION ENGINEER / TECHNICAL DIRECTOR  CHARLOTTE NC  CHANNEL 36 TV,  (525 MHZ)  5 MILLION WATT  FIVE KLYSTRON TRANSMITTER WRET-TV,  WCTU-TV,  WPCQ-TV  ( NOW WCNC-TV ).   2000 FOOT TOWER WITH 12" HARD LINE PRESSURIZED WITH FREON.  BABY SAT THE TRANSMITTER,  AMPEX REEL TO REEL VTRS AND ACR-25 CART MACHINES AS WELL AS OCCASIONAL ON THE AIR SWITCHING.  SET ALL TIME RECORD  WITH  ON THE AIR SWITCHING ERRORS.  NO MORE SWITCHING AFTER THAT EPISODE.  PETERED OUT.

1975 HUMBLE ELECTRONICS,  CHARLOTTE,  NC,  CB RADIOS,  LINEARS,  SCANNERS,  ALARMS,  CORDLESS PHONES,  AND   VINTAGE HAM RADIO,  NO RESTORATIONS,  JUST REPAIR.    BUSTED BY THE FCC ONCE FOR 11 METER AMPLIFIER VIOLATIONS,  TOLD JUDGE THESE FOOT WARMERS WERE SOLD AT EVERY TRUCK STOP AND I CHECKED MINE FOR SPECTRAL PURITY,  TVI REDUCTION ETC.    NO LUCK,   PAID $5000 FINE.  W4GKG SK WAS MY LAWYER,  I GAVE HIM MY BROKEN COLLINS KWM-2,  THEN CHARGED HIM  $5000 TO FIX IT.  PETERED OUT.

1977  OPENED BRYANT ELECTRONICS CHARLOTTE NC WITH W4YYF  SK &  K4NTY  SK  FIRST TEN TEC DEALER,   HAM & CB SALES/SERVICE.  PETERED OUT.  WON PIPE SMOKING CONTEST AT MCCRANIE TOBACCO EMPORIUM WITH A STRAIGHT GRAIN CHARATANS MAKE FREE HAND  AAA-1  FLAWLESS  ALGERIAN BRIAR CANADIAN STYLE,  1 HOUR,  9 MINUTES 40 SECONDS.

1980 SECURITY ELECTRONICS,  SFI ELECTRINICS,  CHARLOTTE NC.  WORKED  FOR KE4LRL  IN THE SHOP RESTORING  DETEX CLOCKS,  THE ONES SECURITY GUARDS ARE SUPPOSED TO WEAR OVER THEIR SHOULDER WHEN MAKING ROUNDS,  BUT THEY USUALLY TIE THE STRAP IN KNOTS AND CARRY LIKE A PURSE.  IF THEY MISS A ROUND THEY GIVE IT A GOOD BASH AND IT COMES TO ME TO REPLACE THE ESCAPEMENT TO GET IT TICKING AGAIN AND RETURN TO SEVICE BETTER THAN NEW.   FILL IN AS A FLOATER GUARD WITH SECURITY FORCES WHEN I RUN OUT OF CLOCKS.  PETERED OUT.

CIRCA 1985 US GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE.  CENSUS ENNUMERATOR,  DATA ENTRY AT COMPUTER CENTER.  PETERED OUT.

ALSO SOLD  FILTER QUEEN,  KIRBY,  REXAIR,  SILVER KING,  AND ELECTROLUX VACUUM CLEANERS,  LIGHTNING RODS,  ENCYCLOPEDIAS,  ROLLING PINS,   BRUSHES,  BROOMS,  MOPS,  CAN & BOTTLE OPENERS,  DOOR TO DOOR AT SOME TIME DURING THE LAST 60 YEARS.  SET PINS AT BOWLING ALLEY,  REPOSSESSED MOTORCYCLES,  OPERATED DOG FACED BOY AT CIRCUS SIDE SHOW,  OPERATED NATUROPATHIC CLINIC, CHARLOTTE,  NC,  MARRIAGE COUNSILING,  HYPNOSIS,  MASSAGE THERAPY,  AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT.   TAUGHT SLEIGHT OF HAND,  MAGIC ILLUSIONS,  FUTURES TRADING,  SOLDERING,   BAREBACK EXHIBITION RIDING,  WHISKY / WINE TASTING AND JUDGING PLUS DOG HANDLING.  PETERED OUT ON ALL THESE VENTURES.

EQUIPMENT :  TRITON IV,   CENTURY-21,  IC-718,  VIKING RANGER,  75A2.

 PIPE COLLECTION :  ONE CHARATONS MAKE, CANADIAN FREEHAND AAA+ SUPREME FLAWLESS STRAIGHT GRAIN,  SIX DUNHILL TANSHELL,  SIX KAYWOODIE HANDMADE MUCHO GRANDE CIRCA 1959  AND  100 PLUS ASSORTED BRUYER,  MEERSCHAUM,  CORNCOB,  OLIVE WOOD,  ETC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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