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I RECEIVED MY FIRST CALL ..KN8AWZ.,.AS A NOVICE WHILE IN SCHOOL IN CINCINNATI, OHIO ..IN 1957 ..A NUMBER OF MEMBERS

OF THE GREATER CINCINNATI AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION (GCARA) HELPED ME TO PASS MY NOVICE & GENERAL TESTS..

AND TO BUILD MY FIRST TRANSMITTER...MY FIRST GENERAL CLASS CALL WAS ..WA8DBE ...IN 1960 I STARTED COLLEGE AT

XAVIER UNIVERSITY ...AND JOINED THE RADIO CLUB...K8WBL..AND SPENT 4 YEARS AS A MEMBER AND OFFICER OF THE CLUB.

MY FIRST HAM STATION CONSISTED OF A VIKING 2 TRANSMITTER WITH VFO...AND A HAMMERLUND HQ-160 RECEIVER.

IN 1964, I WAS EMPLOYED BY A LOCAL PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY AND WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE WASHINGTON, DC AREA.

I UPGRADED TO A NEW CALL ..(1968)...WA3HVY ...WHILE LIVING IN THE DC/MARYLAND AREA...AND BECAME ACTIVE IN THE BOWIE

AMATEUR RADIO CLUB...WHILE IN MARYLAND, I UPGRADED MY STATION WITH A DRAKE TR-4 TRANCEIVER AND A 50 FOOT

TOWER WITH A THUNDERBIRD TRI-BAND BEAM....IN 1972 WE MOVED TO OUR PRESENT HOME IN SEVERNA PARK, MARYLAND...APPROXIMATELY 7 MILES FROM THE CAPITAL OF ANNAPOLIS , MARYLAND ( HOME OF THE US NAVAL ACADEMY) AND I WAS ABLE TO UPGRADE MY CALL TO MY CURRENT CALL.....W3HVY...!!!!!

MY CURRENT STATION CONSISTS OF A ICOM-7300 TRANSCEIVER, ICOM 7000 TRANSCEIVER , AN AMERITRON AL-82---

LINEAR AMPLIFIER ...AND A HEXX BEAM THAT COVERS 20/17/15/12/10 & 6 METERS...WHICH IS INSTALLED ON MY ORIGINAL

50 FOOT CRANK-UP/TILT-OVER TOWER...I ALSO HAVE A DOUBLE-BAZOOKA INVERTED -V ANTENNA FOR 160/80/40 METERS.

I STILL HAVE THE ORIGINAL1980'S DRAKE TR-4C TRANSCEIVER/RV-4C REMOTE VFO & POWER SUPPLY...

 

 

 

 

 

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