First licensed in January, 1975 as WN6JDM. Later I up-graded to WB6JDM as a Technician class operator and later became a General class operator. In 1978, I changed my call to KB6DI as I became an Advanced Class and later an Extra class operator. I held this call until October, 2014 when I changed it to WR2K. I lived in California for 72 years before moving to North Carolina.
I worked in construction in the Masonry business as a Hodcarrier, then an Apprenitce Bricklayer, a Master Mason and finally a Masonry Contractor for a total of 51 years in the trade. I retired in 2010 and returned to Ham Radio after an absence of 27 years off the air. When I returned to the airwaves, I had a much smaller station than I had in 1988. The changes in operating with the addition of computers, logging programs and DX clusters made the hobby so much better. The best change of all was LOTW which made tracking DX QSO's much better than in the old days.
My station is a YAESU FTDX 2000D with a HENRY amplifier. The beam is a SOMMER XP 808 antenna which covers 40 meters through 6 meters on one boom. I will soon put up an 80 meter /160 meter OCF wire antenna. I operate SSB, CW, AM and RTTY modes. My AM station is a E. F. Johnson Viking Valiant transmitter with a Drake 2B receiver and a Drake 2-BQ Q-Multipler and Speaker.
I am a member of INDEXA, CDXA, ARRL, QCWA AND CCDXA.
WR2K has 329 Countries Worked and Confirmed on LOTW
WR2K Mission Control in July, 2016 with my Henry 2KD5 linear amplifier on the left
Mission Control updated in January, 2017 with my recently purchased SPE Expert 2K-FA linear amplifier on the left
Operating Display on my SPE Expert 2K-FA linear amplifier
External Band Scope used with my Yaesu FTDX 2000 radio
Bob Smith (WR2K) -- drooling over an SPE Amplifier at the Orlando Hamcation 2016
Lynx Putty-Cats just love Bob
Dayton Hamfest 2016 at the DX Dinner with my buddy K4KL (center) and me (WR2K) on the right
Kim, the love of my life, who helps make all of my ham radio fun possible
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