Been a member of NFARL/NFARES/ARC/AMRA in the Atlanta Area. Also I was the 2010 ARC Christmas Party Chairman. A long time Kenwood fan - I have the following radios: TH-79A, TH-F6A, 2x TM-V7A, TM-271, TS-480 SAT, TS-2000. I have recently became a fan of QRP and I'm getting into building - don't know much but building is how you learn - trying to keep the buildiing environment "SMOKELESS", if you know what I mean. All this building has led me to the next best thing in Ham Radio - Elecraft. Received my KX3/SN: 00471, on 6/28/2012, the monday after field day! Boy, it was at the local UPS pick-up point on Friday and scheduled a pick-up at the "Will-Call Window" for Saturday Morning so I could use it during Field Day,.....but UPS couldn't find the key to the secure bin! So I had to wait for the Monday after Field Day to pick-upthe rig!