Obtained Technician license in Oct. 2008 at age 58. Upgraded to General license in Mar. 2009. Upgraded to Extra class in Jan. 2012.
Currently use IC-2820H w/ dual band Diamond X200 antenna for VHF/UHF. Use an IC-7200 and a KIO 7 band Hex beam with an Alpha spid RAU rotator as well as a Buckmaster 7-Band Dipole & MFJ-993B ATU for HF base operation. Antennas are installed on a 30 ft. freestanding aluminum tilt Universal Tower model #12-30. Also operate D-STAR on IC-92A/D and DVAP dongle with RPi.
Native West Virginian residing in Montpelier, ID as of April, 2013. Retired navy civilian nuclear engineer @ Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Graduate of Marshall U. 1976 w/ BA. Graduate of WVU 1988 w/ BSME. Former U.S. Army active duty service from 1976 to 1983 and WV national guard from 1984 to 1988.
Former resident of Isle of Wight county, Virginia where licensed and former member of Western Tidewater Radio Association (WT4RA), Virginia ARES/RACES, MARA NE and ERC NE. Current member of ARRL and BEARS (BearLake Emergency Amateur Radio Service) and Utah VHF Society.
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