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I've been interested in Ham Radio since I was about 13. Growing up in rural North Georgia in the 60's there were not many Ham operators around to be an elmer. My grandfather had an old RCA broadcast/shortwave receiver that he gave me. I had a lot of fun listening to Hams working AM and CW. Even though I did not get a license then, I keep my interest throughout high school and college. After college I started working for Southern Bell (Bellsouth/AT&T).

After a few years I found out there were several Hams and a local club (MATPARC) at Southern Bell. Thanks to Dave Meadows, K4LDI and Jim Stafford, W4QO that served as my elmers, I got involved in the club and was able to get my novice license in 1984. I upgraded to extra class in 1985 and have been enjoying the hobby ever since.

In the late 80’s and early 90’s I served as Newsletter Editor for MATPARC and also served terms as club VP and President. During that time I was an ARRL volunteer tester and instructor of several Ham radio classes. I participated in several MATPARC Field Days and public service actives working 10 yrs for the Peachtree Rd race, 5 yrs in the Thanksgiving Day Marathon and lead communications for the Juvenile Diabetes Walk-a-Thon for 5 years. In the early 90’s my XYL got her license (KD4APR) and we have work several events together.

My first HF rig was a Kenwood TS-520 and a Kenwood 2 meter rig for FM and Packet. I really enjoyed working SSB and CW. I also acquired a Heathkit HW-8 and fell for QRP.

Today my station consists of a Icom IC-746PRO, Icom IC-706MKIIG, Yaesu FT-817 for QRP, Yaesu FT-847, and Drake TR4. I also have a Yaesu FT-857 in my truck with an Outbacker antenna for HF mobile. I work several modes (SSB, CW, PSK31, and FM) from my base station.

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K4LJG 2013-09-29 40m SSB EM73SX United States Mike
K4VOM 2013-04-14 40m SSB EM75je United States James B Simms
N4SAX 2013-04-14 40m SSB EM60sl United States RANDALL A SHERWOOD
W2IIT 2013-04-14 20m SSB FN30kw United States William A Siegel
K4LJG 2013-04-14 40m SSB EM73sx United States Michael W Birmingham
KK4LJG 2013-04-14 40M SSB EM73sx United States Michael W Birmingham
AF5EH 2013-04-13 20m SSB EM12hw United States JAMES P WARDEN
K5RHD 2013-04-13 20M SSB DM65pc United States RANDOLPH H DIDDEL
N4MIC 2013-04-13 40m SSB EM74rl United States RONNIE O RUCKER
KE4CMA 2013-04-13 40m SSB EM75jd United States WILLIAM L STOTT
KI4VLW 2013-04-13 40m SSB EM85ro United States Randall W Harris
W8LMG 2013-04-13 40m SSB EM98vd United States LIONEL M GRAY, JR
N4ACH 2012-10-21 20m SSB FM18ew United States H C Morgan
K9DYR 2012-10-21 20m SSB EN70ec United States Jeffrey L Dyer
KE5YYJ 2012-10-21 20m SSB EM20ga United States Richard J Macphee

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