Hello There !!!
The handle is Jim and Welcome to my Shack (AKA "The Man Cave"). I was first licensed in Massachusetts, Jan of 1969 at the age of 16. My hobbies as a teenager were Amateur Radio, building electronic kits, and troubleshooting radio and TV problems for family and friends. I attended a vocational technical high school and after graduation worked as an electrician's apprentice.
My Passion for electronics lead to my military training at Southeastern Signal School, Ft Gordon GA and then to the 109th Signal Battalion.
I graduated from Rhode Island Institute of Technology, and started my career as a Field Service Engineer for a Fortune 500 company, moved on to become an Operations Manager and later a Chief Information Officer.
I love vintage rigs....... The nostalgia of a bygone tube radio era, combined with the passion of repairing and modifying these radios yourself, are the true essence of the hobby. I particularly appreciate the Kenwood TS-830s hybrids radios, as I feel they symbolize one of the best amateur radios ever produced.
I am now living in a retirement community, where I enjoy assisting my new friends with their computer, printer, and mobile phone issues. The community management group has graciously granted me permission, to use a portable vertical antenna with my Kenwood Station. This makes it possible for me to continue to engage in a hobby that I have enjoyed for nearly 50 years.
While I enjoy Ham Radio, the true love of my life is my XYL Katie, who has been the inspiration of all the accomplishments in my lifetime. We will soon be celebrating 50 Wonderful Years of marriage, my how the time has flown by.
I use LOTW and eSQL to respond to QSLs and would appreciate confirmation of QSOs upon receipt as I am working my ARRL Awards.
Thanks for looking :-)
73's de W7JRG
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