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      Thanks for the visit to my bio.  Amateur/Commercial ~ Military/Government CW operator since 1961. (Land/Sea/Air)   


Born in Dallas, Texas - 1947


KN9IJQ - Milwaukee, Wisc. (1961 @ age 14),

WA5BIB -  (1961-2004) Berryville, Ark., Pensacola / Panama City, Fla., Gulfport / Biloxi, MS.,  Little Rock, Ark.,  Mobile, Ala.., 

WA4ECY - Naval Communications Training Center ~ Pensacola, Fla. (1964) -club station-

KR6QW - Hanza (Torii Station) Okinawa (1965-67)  -club station-                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TA2ZZ - Karamursel, Turkey (1967-69),

W4WLO - Mobile, Ala. -club station- (Coastal station WLO ~ Mobile Marine Radio) ~ W4WLO operates during the annual "NIGHT-OF-NIGHTS" in conjunction with the "Maritime Radio Historical Society" event held on July 13th (UTC) of each year. See: http://radiomarine.org

-WLO / W4WLO was not able to participate in the 2017 "Night-of-Nights XVIII" due to unforeseen circumstances-crying

W5BIB since 2004.


NOTE !!!

I DO NOT ADVERTISE or SELL ANYTHING on the Internet !!!!



 Commercial 'CW' operator for 'WLO Mobile Marine Radio', Mobile, Ala. and  'KLB Seattle, Wash.'  (1988-95).

 Retired Military / Federal employee from U.S. Naval Security Group (NSA/CSS) 1964-72cool

and United States Postal Service, (1995-2009)

Armed Forces Radio, San Miguel, Philippines (1964-65) & Armed Forces Radio,  Karamursel, Turkey (1967-69). Announcer/D.J. in addition to my regular assigned duties.

 Between 1970-1992 I worked for: WBSR-Pensacola, Fla. WDLP-Panama City, Fla. (air name SCOTT MORGAN) - KAAY-Little Rock, Ark. WROA/WZKX-Gulfport/Biloxi, Miss. WABB-FM-Mobile, Ala.  as a D.J. / Program Director  (top-40 / AOR) with the air name STEVE SCOTT.

 50,000 watt/Clear Channel (Class 1-B) 1090/KAAY Little Rock- STEVE SCOTT air-check taken from over the air on 7-29-1974.  https://archive.org/details/KAAYSteveScott72974




                                     -2014-                                                  KAAY - Little Rock  -1975-




Radio wasn't my only passion.  When I wasn't working "on-the-air", I was "on-the-road", sometimes doing both at the same time! (job security ya know) - I worked many years without a "day off". But then,... It's not really like working when you truly "love" what you're doing. smiley

Between 1977-2009, I ran "over-the-road" (casual and/or full-time) with these companies:

 Midwestern Distribution Trucking Lines,(Ft. Scott, Kansas) - Clay Hyder Trucking Lines,(Auburndale, Fla.) - Refrigerated Transport,(Atlanta, Ga.) - Ryder Dedicated Logistics, (Miami, Fla.) and Consolidated Freightways,(Vancouver, Wash.) as a line-haul/long-haul over-the-road driver/trainer (loaded/unloaded in all lower 48 states & Canada). Trailways / Greyhound as a charter bus driver, USPS Motor-Vehicle-Operator/TTO. I am a 'tenured' "ROAD(sic) SCHOLAR"wink (over a million miler). Also worked as a "AB deckhand" for State Boat Corp. (180 ft. supply boat M/V STATE VENTURE) servicing oil-rigs in the Gulf-of-Mexico the summer of 1979 for a little "vacation".



                                Michigan Postal Workers Union (AFL-CIO)   





         VQ-2  VQ-1 Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron One Patch     

 U.S.Navy (Spook) ~ 02/64-09/72...(MORSE Intercept Operator)  E-6 - CTR1(aircrewman)  EC-121's (PR-21/24)  with VQ-1 Atsugi,Japan / DaNang S. Vietnam. I was 'privileged' to fly 72 North Vietnam air-combat support missions out of Danang AFB  (10-14 hour "round-robin" flights) up in the Northern Gulf-of-Tonkin, orbiting just off from Haiphong, North Vietnam  (1966). "Offshore" Vietnam (South China Sea); U.S.S. Oriskany (CVA-34),  U.S.S. Hancock (CVA-19) (1965-66). VQ-2 Rota, Spain & various other 'TAD' (Temporary Additional Duty) assignments around the world (1967-69). I was fortunate to have served or been in 42 different countries (5 continents) between ages 17 & 23. (Join the Navy & See the World !!)yes

The photo of the EC-121 (PR-21) is the actual aircraft the North Koreans shot down (April 15, 1969) with the loss of 31 fellow crewmembers & it's one I flew in when it rotated to South Vietnam for duty.


 Team captain of the 3rd place U.S. NAVY NATO communications team in the "7th Annual NATO Naval Communications Competition" held in Amsterdam in April 1969, finishing 4th individually (straight key sending) in the "CW" portion of the then, 10 country NATO competetion. 

I concluded my NAVY career as a 'Advanced Morse' intercept instructor at Naval Communications Training Center in Pensacola, Fla. in Sept. 1972. 



Have worked many simultaneous/overlapping jobs for many years (on & off the record) & somehow managed to accumulate 23 years of Federal service for retirement at age 62 in 2009.


Life member DAV (Vietnam service connected),  NAQCC #6496,  SKCC #7327,  Veteran Wireless Operators Assn. :http://www.vwoa.org/, FISTS #15529,  SOC #1133,  RFE,  USNCVA,  FRUPAC,  APWU / IBT, U.S. Navy Together We Served  (USNTWS).

 Currently use a Ten-Tec Century-22, SWAN-500C/410c vfo, & Drake 2-B/2BQ, R390A or SP-600-JX-17, HQ-129-X for a monitor. When QRP I use a Heathkit HW-9(WARC),  ELECRAFT K1-4 (thanks to WN6U David),..  all with OCF dipoles & Drake MN-7,  MN-2000,  MN-2700 tuners. A Vibroplex Presentation (1967), Chinese military straight key (K-4), J-44, & a NYE VIKING MASTER KEY round out the station.  CW 100%  (NO computers, readers or keyers)cheeky

Home is just 5 miles West of Mobile Bay ("DAMN THE TORPEDOS,... FULL SPEED AHEAD") & 7 miles North of the Gulf-of-Mexico. (18 highway miles from Dauphin Island)

I listen,... much more than I send, 80 thru 10 meters (General class segments) + WARC bands. If we've chatted in the last 5 years, I've only been running 15 watts output or less.

 Here I am having fun in my R/V at IOTA NA-213 (Dauphin Island, Ala.) ~ I sometimes use a ICOM-735 (for QRO), Ten-Tec Century-22,  ELECRAFT K1-4 or,  the HW-9(WARC) when in the motor-home..

(Morse Code Conversation recorded by long-time [53 years] friend & shipmate John//NT9L, Morse intercept operator & Korean Linguist)



 For the past 35 years, I've helped do promotions & publicity for (now retired) NASCAR Craftsman/Camping World Truck Series driver & best friend (Mobile's own) Rick Crawford.. I most recently worked for Rick as his track announcer @ Mobile International Speedway, where he was the operator/promoter, 2011-2013.




I've been married/divorced twice (1967-70 & 1991-99) & have a 29 year-old happily married daughter & 1 year-old grand-daughter. smiley

                 This is my little "rescue" buddy, "Toby". Toby & I live alone (but, not lonely).

                                                                   -- Toby, is a 5 year-old Cairn Terrier.--



       InfraGard Mobile, Alabama Chapter

                                Member: Mobile, Ala. chapter "FBI-InfraGard" https://www.infragard.org




USS Pueblo (AGER-2) is a Banner-class environmental research ship, attached to Navy intelligence as a spy ship, which was attacked and captured by North Korean forces on 23 January 1968, in what is known today as the "Pueblo incident" or alternatively, as the "Pueblo crisis".


                                       WE SERVED IN SILENCE,...  IN GOD WE TRUST,...  (all others, we monitor) coolangel 




I consider myself very fortunate to have experienced so much in my life (thus far).....

77 (Long Live CW) es 72/73 de Steve / W5BIB

  dit dit wink 









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