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I've been fascinated with radio since I was in grade school when I built a Heathkit crystal receiver with help from my dad, who was an aviation radioman in the Navy in WWII (PBY Catalina seaplane). Through my teens and college years, I was a very active SWL, both shortwave and AM broadcast. In spite of all of the marvelous technology that we have today, point-to-point radio communications is still magical to me, especially with very low power and simple equipment. I was first licensed as an amateur in 1976 as WN4GLJ and upgraded to WB4GLJ, my present and only call since then. My initial interest was HF RTTY in the 1970's... the original heavy metal! Equipment included a Teletype Model 28 KSR, Kleinschmidt TT-76 TD/Re-perf. and a Kleinschmidt TT-98 printer, all driven with a home-brew ST-6 terminal unit and UT-4 speed converter. Most of my interest was in the RTTY art nets on HF, although we also had a substantial amount of RTTY locally on VHF, including an RTTY-only 2M repeater. One year I won first place in the annual RTTY art contest sponsored by RTTY Journal magazine.

I've always enjoyed building projects, starting with many Knight-Kits and Heathkits back in the 1960's and 70's, and in turn that led me into QRP building and operation. I presently I have mostly QRP equipment including Elecraft KX1, K2 and KX3/PX3, Wilderness Sierra, ICOM IC-703, Yaesu FT-817, and SGC SG-2020 as current rigs, as well as Ten-Tec Argonaut 509 and Heath HW-8 as classic QRP rigs. I also have a Drake C-Line (R-4C/T-4XC) as my only remaining tube rigs. I have restored the Drakes and they look and work as good as they did 40 years ago.  A Drake R-8, Sony 2010, Kenwood R-1000, and Panasonic RF-2200 round out my shortwave receivers.

My other interests are astronomy, photography, model railroading, and stamp collecting.

I am a member of: ARRL - 40+ years, QCWA #30725, AMSAT-NA #3903, AMSAT-UK, QRP-ARCI #10264, FISTS #7910, Ten-Ten #13607, NAQCC #2513, North Georgia QRP (NoGa), NorCal, Flying Pigs #692, Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers (SARA), Auburn (AL) Astronomical Society, Columbus (GA) Amateur Radio Club and Russell County (AL) Amateur Radio Club. I am the current Secretary/Treasurer of the Columbus ARC and also the current Secretary/Treasurer of the Auburn (AL) Astronomical Society. I am also the current Trustee of the W4CVY call, the current call of the Columbus ARC. It was originally issued to Jack Adams (SK), one of the founding members of our club.

 

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N2L 2015-05-09 20m SSB United States RMS Lusitania Centenary Great South Bay ARC
KW4P 2015-05-09 40m SSB EM85mm United States HAYWOOD COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
K7WK 2014-12-13 10M SSB DM43cj United States NEIL B SHELDON, SR
K7CAR 2014-12-13 10M SSB CN97aw United States KENT B O SELL
AD6NR 2014-12-13 10M SSB DM07rj United States John R Shepherd
VE6KD 2014-12-13 10M SSB DO33ds Canada David Andre Gervais
K7LY 2014-12-13 10M SSB DM24tn United States GERALD R FRANCE
W7WW 2014-12-13 10M SSB DM22sq United States DAVID D MONTGOMERY
OA4SS 2014-12-13 10M SSB FH17lv Peru EDWARD P. SCHMIDT, SJ
VE5ZX 2014-12-13 10M SSB DO62qd Canada Sylvan Katz
K7CF 2014-12-13 10M SSB DN32vp United States MICHAEL L SAVILLE
W7EB 2014-12-13 10M SSB DM26jb United States ELLIOTT A BLOCH
K0DU 2014-12-13 10M SSB DM58px United States GERALD D FLECK
EA8AH 2014-12-13 10M SSB IL28ed Canary Islands PEKKA KOLEHMAINEN
KL1JP 2014-12-13 10M SSB BP64 Alaska Daniel M Wietchy

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