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THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. LET ME TELL YOU A LITTLE ABOUT KK4BMB.

I FIRST BECAME INTERESTED IN AMATEUR RADIO AS A TEENAGER AND RECEIVED MY NOVICE LICENSE IN JULY,1959 AND WENT ON TO THE GENERAL CLASS THE FOLLOWING SPRING. THE ABOVE PHOTO WAS MY STATION IN 1960. MY CALL WAS K3JME AND I LIVED IN EXETER, PA. FOLLOWING HIGH SCHOOL I ENLISTED IN THE US NAVY WHERE I WENT TO ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN SCHOOL. WHILE SERVING ABOARD SHIP FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS I HAD THE OPPORUNITY TO OPERATE AS K3JME/MM WHICH WAS A REAL TREAT FOR A 19-20 YR OLD.

AFTER COMPLETING MY NAVAL SERVICE I WORKED AS A TECHNICIAN AND WENT TO COLLEGE PART TIME IN THE EVENINGS. A YEAR OF THAT WAS ENOUGH AND I DECIDED TO GO TO COLLEGE FULL TIME. I GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON WITH A BS & MA IN PHYSICS. WHILE A SENIOR I MARRIED MY WIFE BARBARA. IN1970 WE MOVED TO CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA TO THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA WHERE I SPENT THE NEXT 4 YEARS AS A GRADUTE STUDENT IN THE PHYSICS DEPARTMENT. I DID MY PHD RESEARCH IN SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND RECEIVED MY DEGREE IN OCTOBER, 1974. BARBARA & I HAVE 3 BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN AND I GOT A REAL JOB THAT YEAR IN THE WASHINGTON METRO AREA DOING GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING WORK. THREE YEARS LATER I STARTED WORKING FOR THE GOVERNMENT AS A RESEARCH PHYSICIST AT THE NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY (NRL) DOING SUPERCONDUCTING MATERIALS AND DEVICE RESEARCH. MY LICENSE HAD EXPIRED AND I DROPPED OUT OF HAM RADIO.

HERE I AM AT AGE 70 WITH OUR YELLOW LAB.

IT IS GOOD TO BE BACK ON THE AIR AFTER OVER 40 YEARS QRT.  I AM NOW RETIRED AND AMATEUR RADIO HAS BEEN A GREAT HOBBY ONCE AGAIN. IN APRIL, 2011 I PASSED THE GENERAL LICENSE TEST AND WAS ON THE AIR AGAIN THE NEXT WEEK. AUGUST, 2011 I PASSED AND RECEIVED THE EXTRA CLASS LICENSE. MY CALL IS KK4BMB. PRESENTLY I OPERATE MOSTLY CW WITH A LITTLE SSB.  YOU CAN FIND ME ON 80 THRU 6 METER BANDS. I USE ONLY HOME BREW WIRE ANTENNAS WITH AN ANTENNA TUNER. IT WASN'T HARD TO GET BACK TO COPYING CW AS THAT WAS MY FAVORITE MODE BACK IN MY TEEN YEARS. MY RIG CONSISTS OF A YAESU FT-3000 TRANSCEIVER AND A MFJ-969 ANTENNA TUNER WHICH HAS DONE A FINE JOB.  I RECENTLY ADDED AN AMERITRON AL811H AMP AND AMFJ-989D ANTENNA TUNNER.  MY LATEST ANTENNA ADDITION IS A HOME BREW G5RV.

MY SHACK IS LOCATED IN THE BASEMENT WHICH IS NICE AND WARM IN THE WINTER TIME AS WE HAVE A WOOD BURNING STOVE FIRED ALL WINTER. OUR CAT ALISTER CAN BE FOUND CURLED UP CLOSE TO THE STOVE.

HERE IS ALISTER RESTING AT HIS WINTER HIDE OUT

MEMBER ARRL AND SKCC (#8487).

I WILL RESPOND 100% TO ALL QSLs, eQSLs, and SWLs RECEIVED. I STILL LIKE THE PAPER QSL CARDS. I HAVE A LOT OF CATCHING UP TO DO WITH COLLECTING THEM. NO SASE IS NECESSARY. DX CAN USE DIRECT MAIL OR THE BUREAU.  I UPLOAD MY LOGS TO LOTW AND QRZ.COM ABOUT ONCE A WEEK OR SO.

YOU MAY ALSO HEAR ME AS KK4BMB/8 FROM OUR GET-AWAY HOUSE IN WEST VIRGINIA. THE WV QTH IS IN MORGAN COUNTY AND LOCATED OUTSIDE OF BERKELEY SPRINGS. I SET UP AN OLDER RIG ALONG WITH 40 & 20 M DIPOLES. FOR THE WV QTH PLEASE USE KK4BMB/8 FOR DIRECT & ELECTRONIC QSLs. I HAVE LoTW, QRZ.COM, & eQSL ACCOUNTS SET UP.

HOPE TO HEAR YOU ON THE BANDS.

BEST 73

ED, KK4BMB

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WA1JAS 2017-09-28 160m CW FN55wj United States MICHAEL L WARD
K4OY 2017-09-28 160m CW EM74xb United States DAVID G WAITS
N8ER 2017-09-28 160m CW FM09ec United States Eugene L Roy, Sr
5T5OK 2017-09-28 30m CW JJ00aa Mauritania www.cdxp.cz
KL7TH 2017-09-28 20m SSB BP54qq Alaska Traci A Humphrey
LY5W 2017-09-27 40m CW KO15ta Lithuania Saulius
K4V 2017-09-26 40m SSB EL89we United States Military Vehicle
LZ73TRC 2017-09-26 20m CW JJ00aa Bulgaria Thracian Rose Club - HQ
S57V 2017-09-26 20m CW JN76wk Slovenia MILAN M
9A161NT 2017-09-26 20m CW JJ00aa Croatia Radio club
HB0/DL5YL 2017-09-26 20m CW Liechtenstein Tina Ockert
PY0FW 2017-09-25 40m CW JJ00aa Fernando de Noronha Leo Ferreira
5T5OK 2017-09-22 20m CW JJ00aa Mauritania www.cdxp.cz
LZ5DD 2017-09-22 40m SSB KN12qr Bulgaria DANIEL PETROV
YU1XA 2017-09-22 40m SSB JN93wu Serbia Blagomir Mitrasinovic

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United States Counties Award#3159
Granted: 2016-07-23 19:38:02   (KK4BMB)

Endorsements:
  • 100 Counties Mixed
Grid Squared Award#1365
Granted: 2015-01-24 21:34:42   (KK4BMB)

Endorsements:
  • 40 Meters Mixed
World Continents Award#761
Granted: 2015-01-18 06:33:14   (KK4BMB)

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