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Hello -- It's Richard on the Birth Certificate, but the handle is Dick.

I was introduced to ham radio by my uncle Ed (W6DOF) sometime in the mid forties. I remember travelling with him and hearing him talk to people all over the world from his mobile rig. It was fascinating, but I never really pursued the hobby.

In January, 2013, I finally decided to look into ham radio and was able to pass the tests for Tech and General in Medford, Oregon on February 23, 2013. My license (KG7BRS) was granted on March 6.

I checked to see if W6DOF might be available and it was. My uncle passed away in 1989 and nobody had ever used it again, so I was able to obtain the call on April 13, 2013. I guess that formally it is a "Vanity" call sign, but I prefer to think of it as a "Legacy" call sign. In June, 2013 upgraded to Extra

I was living in an area with very strict HOA rules about antennas, so I learned a bit about how to use less than optimum metal in less than optimum locations. At the new QTH, I am planning a modest tower and will probably put up a multi-band hex beam at first.

My equipment will remain the same -- Icom 756 Pro III and the Yaesu 897D.

Thanks for visiting -- 73 -- Dick W6DOF




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