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N1EVK (previously KA1PRZ novice call sign)

Hello my name is Rob. I was first introduced to amateur radio at the

age of 8 by a local television repairman Bob Letorneau WB1EUB.

Although interested in the hobby, I wasn't financially able at that age.

It wasn't until I was in high school, when Dan Lees KA1CIV had

suggested that I should pursue my novice license. Fortunately Dan

was also willing to take up the task of “elmering” me. (not an easy task)

I passed my novice exam in 1986, and subsequently received the call:

KA1PRZ.

Within months I had upgraded to technician and received my current call.

From there I worked on my CW (Morse Code for non hams) to achieve

the required 13 words per minute for the General and Advanced class licenses

When I passed the Advanced class exam, I also passed the Extra class

written exam, but failed the 20 word per minute CW exam. I struggled

with the 20 word per minute code for quite some time until I discovered

That my friend Andy's dad Gerry was a radio operator with the U.S. Army

in World War II. Although he wasn't interested in amateur radio he loved

operating CW. During his service he'd frequently send and receive code

in 5 letter groups at 25 plus words per minute. We then proceeded to make

a code practice oscillator. He had also taught me a different way of writing

letters and numbers that speeds up your hand writing just as they did in

the Army. Its not quite a short hand but rather more efficient writing

strokes that could be read by anyone. Many times I would go to visit and

he wouldn't talk. He'd slide his key across the table to me for me to “talk”

in code. Then I would slide the key back to him for his reply. We had

many conversations like this where we wouldn't speak a word. As strange

as it was, I quickly improved my code speed and passed the 20 word per

minute test for my Extra class license. When I told Gerry that I had passed

the code test, he gave me his key that he used in the service. I didn't want to

take it, but he insisted. Later on my friend Andy Cote had gotten his Technician

Plus license and received the call KA1ZFQ. Sadly both Andy and Gerry

have both become silent keys.  ...more to come as I write it

 

 

 

Please feel free to QSL me. I QSL 100% no postage necessary, but a

self addressed envelope will speed up the process. I also log contacts

here as well as eQsl and LoTW. I also QSL via the "bureau" for your

convience.

                    73 and hope to meet you on the air.

 

10-X # 45221

SKCC # 8070

Triple Play Award #770

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EA3KU 2018-02-20 80M FT8 JN00jv Spain Fernando
K6ECM 2018-02-20 30M FT8 DM15dp United States Robert
W5MT 2018-02-20 30M FT8 EM13qa United States Matthew
W0OGH 2018-02-20 30M FT8 DM52ba United States Larry D Godek
WA8QYJ 2018-02-20 30M FT8 EL96dg United States Robert
W5VGR 2018-02-20 30M FT8 EL29ko United States Donnie L Rinker
KB7RUQ 2018-02-20 30M FT8 DN31xd United States James
W7AII 2018-02-20 30M FT8 DM26if United States Gerald R Earl
UT1FG/MM 2018-02-19 40M FT8 IM28 Ukraine
KU4QG 2018-02-18 20M FT8 EM71ij United States Robert J Apida
YU2AX/MM 2018-02-18 20M FT8 FK69 Serbia Zvezdan Ristic - Zele
N0VFJ 2018-02-18 17M FT8 EL87 United States Robert N Meyer
PY6AZ 2018-02-18 15M FT8 HH07tb Brazil Wagner Guerreiro
3B9FR 2018-02-18 17M FT8 MH10rh Rodriguez Island Robert
LX1HD 2018-02-18 17M FT8 JN39aq Luxembourg Henri

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United States Counties Award#5548
Granted: 2016-12-23 00:16:02   (N1EVK)

Endorsements:
  • 250 Counties Digital
  • 500 Counties Digital
  • 100 Counties Digital
  • 250 Counties Digital
  • 500 Counties Digital
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Phone
  • 100 Counties Phone
  • 100 Counties CW
Grid Squared Award#9713
Granted: 2015-11-08 19:20:03   (N1EVK)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Digital
  • 10 Meters Digital
    12 Meters Digital
    15 Meters Digital
    160 Meters Digital
    17 Meters Digital
    20 Meters Digital
    30 Meters Digital
    40 Meters Digital
    80 Meters Digital
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    160 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Phone
  • 15 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 40 Meters Phone
  • Mixed CW
World Continents Award#11091
Granted: 2015-11-08 01:30:02   (N1EVK)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Digital
  • 10 Meters Digital
    12 Meters Digital
    15 Meters Digital
    17 Meters Digital
    20 Meters Digital
    30 Meters Digital
    40 Meters Digital
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
United States Award#1576
Granted: 2015-11-08 01:20:02   (N1EVK)

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Digital
DX World Award#2815
Granted: 2015-11-08 01:05:02   (N1EVK)

Endorsements:
  • 17 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • Mixed Digital
  • Mixed Phone
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