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I started in Amateur Radio in 1979 thanks to Mr. Harry Chandler W4FLW (SK), and Mr. Gene Fields WA4HZP (SK). I received my Novice ticket in 1979. Ham Radio took a back seat for several years due to work and college. Ham Radio re-entered the scene in 1989 and I upgraded to a Technician class license in 1991 (thanks to a group of Hams in Dyersburg, TN.) and then to General class afterward.

I'm employed by the Tennessee Advanced Communications Network as a Radio Communications Technician for West TN which serves the Tennessee Highway Patrol and various other agencies. We service the new statewide 700 mhz / VHF trunked radio system.

My main HF rigs are a Kenwood TS-430S, and a Yaesu FT-897D. I'm not on the air very often, but like CW and the digital modes and I chase DX occasionally. I have a System 33 HF yagi at 60' that brings in DX on 10, 15, and 20 meters, and usually operate at 100 watts or less. Also have dipoles for 40, 75 and 160.

Some of my other rigs are: a Drake C-Line, a Drake TR-4, 2 Tentec transceivers, as well as Hammerlund, Hallicrafters, and Heathkit equipment.

I maintain a number of repeaters throught West TN. I also have a 2 meter repeater (145.470 / 100.0 pl in Gleason, TN) I also have a 442.150 repeater (131.8 PL) in Dresden with IRLP and Echolink, and I have a 220 mhz. repeater (224.240 131.8 pl) in Jackson, TN.



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