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First licensed as WN4DFW in 1966, I've never left South Carolina (though I was a military brat until my father retired from the USMC and we landed in South Carolina in 1964). Passed my General and became WB4DFW a week before the Novice ticket expired, moved on to Advanced in 1968 and finally passed the 20 wpm code test and theory exam for the Extra in 1981.

Me in 1971 and again in 2011...

I worked in broadcasting after graduating with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Univ. of SC in 1974, continuing in the field in both radio and a little TV until 1982, when I took a public relations job at Clemson University. For about half of my career at Clemson, I worked in the PR office but began moving into computer support. In 1998 I jumped fully into computer work in Clemson's Chemistry Department and later for its College of Engineering and Science, finally being absorbed into the University's central computing support group in 2006. I stayed there until retiring at the end of June 2011 at the ripe old age of 58 after 29+ years and acquiring a Masters Degree in Human Resource Development.

I've been married to my wife, Lib (pictured above with me parasailing in Aruba in 2017), for 30+ years. I have two grown sons by a previous marriage and they have produced six grandchildren.

I still putter around with home-based computer support in retirement for spending money, but I like to work 75 meter phone DX in the winter and poke around all the way up to six meters the rest of the time. I acquired a SignaLink USB computer interface in the summer of 2013 and learning the ropes on PSK, FT8 and JT65 on HF. I also have a two-meter HT but it has cobwebs forming on it.

Over the years I've had a few articles published, one on hot-rodding an aging Heathkit HW-100 inCQ back in 1982 and one about adding 40 and 30 meters to a 75 meter delta loop antenna in the Fifth ARRL Antenna Compendium about 15 years ago. If you really wanna see my very first publication, check out my contribution to QST regarding my Heathkit HW-12A back in 1968 (must be ARRL member to access the archive)!

I'm just now getting around to putting my info up here on QRZ.com, so stay tuned for other info as the mood strikes me.

73,

Dave

 

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