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  I received my Technician license in August 2014 after taking a Ham in a Day class.  I have been interested in radio since I was a kid.  My folks had an old console radio that would pick up short-wave broadcast like BBC World and Radio Moscow.  I built my first crystal radio kit in the 60's.  I was big into the CB craze in the 70's.  Code has always kicked my butt, I learned enought to pass the requirements to advance in Boy Scouts but that was it.  I found out in early 2014 that CW was no longer required and so I took the class.  I tested for General in Oct 2014 and Extra in November 2014.  It has been a great learning experience ever since.   Also, I have become an ARRL and Laurel Volunteer Examiner.

 My HF rig is a Kenwood TS-480/SAT.   I also have a Yaesu FT-60R HT and a Yaesu FT-7900 mobile unit.  For a temporary HF antenna I have a pair of HAM_Stiks in a dipole configuration. 

 I am retired.  I spent 8.5 years in the US Air Force working electronics and radar (Speciality code: 32170K) on the B-52 Bomber.  After leaving the Air Force I worked in electronics R&D and assembly for 14.5 years and then moved into IT and worked as network administrator and computer support for the next 15 years.  Since retiring I have been volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America as a Commissioner and as a Radio Merit Badge counselor.  Currently I am the District Commissioner for Lakeshore Distrist, President Ford Field Service Council.

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CS7AFM 2017-05-20 20m SSB IM58ln Portugal Srgio
IK0VSY 2017-05-17 20m SSB JN63ga Italy ROBERTO SIENA
NA4RR 2017-04-06 40m SSB EM05 United States ROGER W ROCKWELL
K8CBC 2017-01-22 40m SSB EN80sb United States Christopher B Calhoun
W3UC 2016-12-31 40m SSB FM28GJ94 United States Jamie R Ashton
KF5VDX 2016-12-31 40m SSB EL17hr United States Garry A Hutchins
N8SFO 2016-12-26 40m SSB EM97kt United States PHILLIP E GROVES
N0ECK 2016-12-23 40m SSB EN24ah United States Cory T Klumper
WD9Q 2016-12-20 40m SSB EM68sr United States MATHEW A HARDMAN
KA2ESK 2016-11-26 40m SSB FN30FT90 United States David Weingart
KC1AJJ 2016-11-23 20m SSB FN42HP United States Timothy J Miranda
AG3Q 2016-11-21 40m SSB FM29er United States Jerry A Horn Jr
KB3ZUK 2016-11-16 40m SSB FM19kc United States JEFFREY A DAHN
N7DQ 2016-11-16 20m SSB DN70nl United States MICHAEL W BATES

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