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I obtained my novice license in 1976 while serving in the US Army at Ft. Bliss, Tx (El Paso).  I received my General Class in 1977 (WB5VPV).  While stationed in Kitzingen am Main in Germany in 1978-79 I operated a reciprocal license (DA1MX).

After military sevice I went back to school and earned a BSE and MSE from Arizona State University and generally lost interest in Amateur Radio although I hung on to my old Kenwood TS-520. After over 25 years I'm back on the air.  I generally use my Kenwood but have a Yaesu FT-450D to cover the newer bands and as a back-up. The Yaesu would be a little more convenient for mobile if I ever get around to doing that again.  I used to use the TS-520 mobile. I used a "gravity" mount, i.e it sat on the floor or the passenger seat! My antenna is an OCF multi-band dipole currently up only about 10 feet above the ground with the broadside approximately 40 and 220 degrees true. The peack of Cheyenne Mountain is about 3 miles to the southwest and 3000 feet above although I still seem to get out in that direction.  I spend most of my time on CW but occasionally go A3A. I don't do any kind of data. I get enough of that at work everyday!

I usually don't initiate QSL but will send a card if I receive one. As of this writing I'm using some home made "Temp" cards.

I still mountain bike, snowboard, and spend considerable time modifying my Jeep. I'm also a private pilot and the owner of a 1947 Cessna 140 and a 1970 Turbo Commanche.   

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