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Hello my friend, nice to have a QSO with you! February 21, 2017 marks my 39th anniversary of being a licensed Amateur Radio Operator. It has been a very enjoyable and sometimes challenging hobby, but that's what makes it so much fun.

I go by "Gene" on the air.

 

 

During the ARRL Centennial Celebration, I hope Kentucky worked you the second week of W1AW/4, July 30 to August 5, 2014. That week 1,933 QSOs CW and RTTY were made from this station. It was quite an operating experience, as I had never been on that end of a pileup! It was quite a thrill. Thanks to ARRL for the opportunity to give back to Amateur Radio, and Happy 100th Birthday ARRL!

The working conditions are an Elecraft K3 & K2/100  & K1 20/40m, and Elecraft KPA500 amp. The HF antennas are a Mosley TA-63N and an HF9V ground mtd. vertical. Paducah has been my home since 1986. My review of the TA-63N is on EHAM Reviews.  http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/7583   Mosley info:  http://www.mosley-electronics.com/pages/amateur/ta63n.htm 

I received a transplant after living with PSC for over 11 years. PSC is a rare auto-immune liver disease that causes chirrosis, and eventually death. I am thankful to God, my Donor family, my Surgeons, and my precious wife.  www.organdonor.gov  http://www.pscpartners.org

http://unos.org/donation/  PLEASE, SIGN YOUR ORGAN DONOR CARD, THANK YOU!!!

L-R: WD4PJT (1978), N4FZ (2014), Gene Sr., (SK 2003) WD4PJU, NQ4O 1980, 2nd row: TA63N 8/21/12, KD1JV Tribander, N4FZ Field Day 2015 W4NJA CW OP, I'm wearing the orange cap. 3rd row: Elecraft K1 20/40m xcvr, Navy key Telephonics.

 

       

Left to right,  Paducah Riverfront, Robert Dafford murals, tugboat on Ohio, Paducah, 2013.

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THE AMATEURS CODE 
by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA (1928)
The Radio Amateur is:
CONSIDERATE..... never knowingly operating in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.
LOYAL..... offering loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.
PROGRESSIVE..... with knowledge abreast of science, a well built and efficient station, and operation beyond reproach.
FRIENDLY..... with slow and patient operation when requested, friendly advice and counsel to the beginner, kindly assistance, co-operation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.
BALANCED..... Radio is an advocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.
PATRIOTIC..... with station and skill always ready for service to country and community. 

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     First licensed as WD4PJT at 15 yrs old on Febuary 21, 1978. My Dad, (S.K.) Forest Sr., was WD4PJU, then NQ4O. Our Elmer was Joe, K4ULW, (S.K.). Dad and I took our Novice test at Joe's house. I upgraded to Amateur Extra in April 1981, at the Federal Building in downtown Louisville, Ky.. I am a 20 wpm Extra, and was issued NM4M, which I held for 25 yrs.

    I enjoy HF DXing, Contesting, and QRP kit building. I also enjoy the monthly NAQCC QRP Sprints. DXCC #44,588. Currently 308 DXCC entities, mixed on LOTW. WAS #54,596 mixed mode, Triple Play Award #662. Member of the Paducah Amateur Radio Association, http://w4nja.org/ , Member of ARRL, ARRL VE, 10-10 #76361, NAQCC #2651, SKCC #10211.

    My other hobbies include playing old time fiddle and mandolin. I hold a B.S.E.E.T. from Murray State University. Life is a Gift! Let's celebrate and be Thankful for every day! Best Wishes and 73! Gene N4FZ

 

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