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Originally licensed in 1978 as WD6FAV in the San Diego, California area, I was active on 2m and 220. I made one CW contact after purchasiong a full Kenwood TS-820 station and decided that CW was too much work. I never turned on the 820 station again and focused my attention on 2M and 220 where "phone patches" were cool and cellular phones hadn't come to the masses yet. I was involved as a Net Control station for my local ARPSC (Amateur Radio Public Service Corp) and local San Diego County"Civil Defense" unit. Fox Hunts (orTurkey Hunts) were a favorite pastime and reason to fellowship with local hams from the 220 Club of San Diego.

In 1980 I started having a family and set aside Ham Radio to concentrate on career, babies, church, and other priorities. I let the original license lapse 10 years later and was off the air until 2011 when I was involved in a "Preparedness Fair" where a bunch of guys from a local Ham Radio club and ARES Group showed up. Things had changed since I was a HAM and I was "bit"again. I re-tested a few months later and found out I could be grandfathered in as a General because I took the CW code test for my technician license back in 1978. Now I'm KK4LAC and enjoying the heck out of HF, Emergency Communications, ARES, PSK31 and other digital modes including RMS/Winlink, APRS, D-Star, CERT, and other Disaster Response activities.

I belong to the Cherokee County (Georgia, USA) Amateur Radio Society, I am the AEC - Assistant Emergency Coordinator for Cherokee County ARES, a GEMA Certified CERT Instructor, coordinate a 60 member CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) in my community of Lake Arrowhead and I am an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and Certified Wilderness First Responder. I enjoy doing Public Service communications for sporting events and other community functions.

 

 

My Station includes a Yaesu FT-897D with a matching LDG AT-897 auto-tuner running an "Optimized" G5RV. I've tied in a SignaLink USB for digital modes. I also have a Yaesu FT-8800 with a Kantronics "KAM+" TNC to run digital/Winlink through a Diamond X300 dual band vertical. I use an Icom ID-5100 as a mobile and have several HT's for portable use. All of it is packed into a "Go Box" I use for emergency communications and field day.

If you've come here because we made a contact - THANK YOU for the QSO! I'm a bit slow when it comes to QSL Cards. I will certainly send you a card if you send me one, but I'm honestly not very good a keeping up with QSL cards for every contact I make unless I get a card from someone I've connected with.

73's and hope we can connect again.

Bob

KK4LAC

 

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