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Retired U.S. Navy Submarine Radioman. RMCM(SS). 1964 to 1990. Served onboard Diesel, Fast Attack, FBM/FBM Trident Conversion, and Trident Submarines. USS Swordfish, USS Barracuda, USS Seahorse, USS Mariano G. Vallejo, and USS Pennsylvania. Shore Duty NAS Meridian, Ms and NAS Oceana, Va. 5 Year Recruiting Duty at NRS Dothan, Al. Rode the USS Redfish and USS Bashaw on diesel training operations. Navy Technical Schools including Teletype Maintenance, Radioman "B" School, Trident Training Facility Level I, II, and III and just about all the fine Naval Maintenance schools there are on Transmitters, Receivers, Teletype, Antennas, Crypto, and other Communication equipment. Stationed and resided in San Diego and Vallejo, Ca., Mississippi, South Carolina, Virginia, Alabama, Washington, Connecticut, Georgia, and Hawaii. After the Navy I lived in Florida for 3 years, Oklahoma for 1 year,and Dallas for 7 years, and now Houston from 2003 to present. Traveled and sailed the oceans to and around Europe, Med, the Orient, and places unknown. Vietnam Vet. Some of my fondest memories are handling ship to shore traffic while serving onboard the USS Swordfish in 1966 through 1968. In '68 the USS Scorpion and the Russian K-129 Submarines sank. Swordfish has been a high profile topic by the Russians in conjunction with the loss of the K-129.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Swordfish_(SSN-579)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h6rGrzD2VYhttp://www.projectjennifer.at/ There is a Book and a Video available online. Google.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDqCb_83Xcg

http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node=Glomar%20Explorer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_submarine_K-129_(Golf_II)#Collision_with_USS_Swordfish

http://www.historynet.com/the-uss-scorpion-buried-at-sea.htm

http://www.northofseveycorners.com/history/wcwvfw.htm

 

In 1968 the USS Pueblo was also captured by the North Koreans and the TET Offensive took place. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Pueblo_(AGER-2) .http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tet_Offensive . ----- Busy Times.

I grew up in Jackson, Ms and working around my Dad's TV and Radio Shop, and watching Silent Service on TV all the time, I guess I kinda developed a taste for tweaking knobs and wanting to be a Submarine sailor. hi. I really lucked out with the Navy and became a Radioman and Submariner. I owe it all to the U.S. Navy.

I am also Retired from a major Medical Company as a Nuclear Medicine Field Service Engineer.

Got licensed back in 1973 as WA4GGR while serving in the Navy in Charleston, SC. Heathkit Hw-101, Multi Band home made Inverted V, and HyGain 14AVQ with 80m coil Grd Mounted. I was transferred in 1974 and off the air until 2004 when I couldnt stand it anymore and went nuts on Ebay and started putting together a station again.

When I moved to Texas back in 1991 it was license renewal time and my call changed to KC5QJW which I started using for a short time when I got back on the air in 2004 until becoming W5PEH. Sure miss my Kenwood TS-830S.

I am presently running a Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark V Field and I use a FT-857D and FC-30 Tuner for mobile along with a Comet UHV-6 antenna for 40m and 20m. The Lido LM300 gooseneck mount using the radios faceplate is a super compact setup. QRP rig is an Elecraft KX-3. My home antennas are a ground mounted Hustler 5btv, a 40m dipole up about 25 ft., and an Inverted L for 160M to 10M up 32 ft. External Tuner, if needed is a MFJ-989C which gets the job done very nicely. I run a Collins 30L-1 when I need some extra punch.

I alternately use many different bugs and my favorite is hard to say, but I seem to favor the older ones, especially the Blue Racers. For a Paddle I use the eZKe Single Lever Magnetic made by Tom, G3HGE and the Begali Simplex made by Piero Begali, I2RTF. I use several Sideswiper Keys and tend to favor the TWanger also made by Tom, G3HGE. I also have a little Palomar IC Keyer/Key(Brown Bros. UTL) Combination paddle that I have been using mobile and a VIZ Key Portable Paddle for QRP. My straight keys are a Lionel J-38, Spies Polechanger, and a couple of other small portable keys. As for an outboard keyer when needed I am using the AEA MM-3 MorseMachine which is super.

                                                     "MY RACERS"

                                                                          Front to rear: 1914, 1914, 1917, and 1926

             1999 INDIAN CHIEF                          SSMC

           USSVI

Rarely do SSB, but love CW and need a daily CW FIX ...hi.. I hang out mostly on 40M evenings and weekends, but work all hf bands. Do CW 99.9% of the time now. Bugs are my first choice and Sideswipers (Cootie Key) are becoming more enjoyable and habit forming the more I use them. Hard to get use to my hand feeling drunk when I try to go back and use a Paddle hi hi . However, I am starting to use a Paddle more often the past few months. If you ever want to hook up on the air or rag chew about whatever, feel free to send me an email. I will gladly share photos or info .... also run my WebCam or try to several times a week http://w5peh.camstreams.com/. You can reach me at cameldriver777@aol.com or more than likely on 40M, 20M and 17M...hi...hi..but I do work all HF Bands.

Please visit the Sideswiper Net page and join in the fun. There are Nets on Thursday and Sunday, very informal. Great group of Sideswiper users. http://www.sideswipernet.org/

Here are some neat videos of some different keys and other miscellaneous things.

http://www.youtube.com/user/cameldriver

http://www.facebook.com/people/Pete-E-Haddad/1454162931

ARRL A-1 Op, VWOA, NAQCC 4332, CWOps 379, SKCC 2398T, FISTS 11907, FOC 2022, CFO 1021, Submarine Veterans Amateur Radio Association (SVARA), ARRL, HRN 2030 and Veteran Communicators Reunion . SSMC, SILENT SERVICE MOTORCYCLE CLUB. USSVI, UNITED STATES SUBMARINE VETERANS INC. PGR, PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS.

MY APOLOGIES FOR NOT ANSWERING QSL CARDS IN THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS. WE BECAME OVERWHELMED WITH SEVERAL FAMILY MEMBER LOSSES AND THE QSL STACK CONTINUED TO GROW. IT IS DIFFICULT TO SEE HOW I WILL BE ABLE TO FIND THE TIME TO EXCHANGE ALL THE GREAT QSL CARDS I HAVE RECEIVED. I WILL REPLY TO QSL ON EQSL AS I FIND THE TIME. IF AT ALL POSSIBLE I WILL TRY AND GET TO THE OLDER CARDS AS I CAN. CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF SETTING UPLOTW . THANK YOU SO MUCH.

All my love and thanks to my XYL Janet for allowing me the time and freedom to participate in this hobby.

CUL and Very 73 ..............ZUT ..............................Pete

 

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