FISTS #17944 NAQCC # 8598 QCWA # 37120
I was first licensed as a ham in 1978, shortly after the Great White Hurricane, also known in New England as the Blizzard of '78. I was working for a company called Analogic in Wakefield, MA at the time. One of the other technicians, Paul Silbert (W1AGE - SK*), was a licensed ham. In those days, one took the the novice exam in the presence of a licensed ham (General class or higher), and this licensed amateur operator conducted both the Morse code test and oversaw the written portion, then returned the paperwork to the FCC. I remember going over to Paul's house that day, wondering if I really knew Morse well enough to pass. As it turned out, there was no problem, and I was issued the call sign KA1AHD.
In 2012, after 24+ years with OSRAM Sylvania, I retired and moved down to Hanover County, VA. We built a house on a 2.5 acre lot, and started landscaping. The radios stayed packed away for 3 years. Ouch. Now I've re-activated the shack. I currently have 43' vertical multi-band from Zero Five and a 130' end fed long wire. for HF, and a dual band vertical for V/UHF. Eventually I want a tower and an inverted vee to go along with a beam.
In my shack currently I have an Icom IC-718, an Icom IC-7200, an Elecraft KX3/PX3/KXPA100 combo, and a Flex 6500.
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