QTH is Auburn WA on Lake Holm in the South Puget Sound between Seattle & Tacoma. I was first licensed in 1950 as W9MEI. I upgraded to Amateur Extra Class license in 1960. My age is 81. I have held the following calls: W9MEI, K6BOW, W3ELW, W7GFK and finally K7EG.
Radio is an Icom IC-7851. Amplifiers are an Alpha 9500 and Yaesu Quadra . Antennas are SteppIR DB-18E yagi on a US Tower 85 ft rotating, telescoping mast, a BiggIR MkIII Vertical for 80M and a 126 ft Inverted L on 160M. I use two, 200 ft RBOGs as receiving antennas on 80M and 160M
I hold ARRL DXCC #1 Honor Roll (356 confirmed) rating on Mixed & Phone and need only P5 for DXCC # 1 CW rating. DXCC RTTY is now 283. I also hold 8BDXCC, 5BWAZ (all 200), and 6BWAS. DeSoto DXCC Challenge Award is now 2351.
I retired in 2003 as an Aerospace Senior Executive. My XYL and I have been married 59 years and we have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.. We met in 1956 at Purdue University.
In retirement, I have served as a part-time, aerospace engineering & management consultant in the Puget Sound area for electronic & mechanical aerospace system suppliers. .
Outside interests include: family, Bible study, DX and boating on our lake.
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