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I was first licensed in 1968 as WN9CAC in East Gary, Indiana.  Six months later I upgraded to General in 1969, with the call WB9CAC. I eventually upgraded to Advanced Class in 1991, and Extra in 1993.

My first rig was a Drake 2-NT transmitter and a 2C receiver. I overcame the crystal control restriction by building, on a metal chassis, a multiple switching unit for crystals. The unit had 12 octal sockets that could hold two FT-243 crystals each, twenty-four altogether. With a multi-position switch I was able to have several frequencies available easily. It was often said I was running a VFO, which was illegal to use as a novice, just had many crystals. When I passed mu General, I built an Eico 722 VFO which worked quite well with the 2NT. After a period of time I acquired a Drake R4B receiver and T4XB transmitter. The antenna was a Hygain18AVQ.

President of the Lake County (Indiana) Amateur Radio Club, W9LJ (1971 - 1972).

My current rig is a K3 and the antenna is a HyGain AV 680 vertical. I prefer CW as my operating mode and am an avid county hunter.

 WAS    SKCC  #3830T   10-10 #7109      Fists # 11256   NAQCC # 1718


QSL 100%......... It's always nice to receive a QSL

Member of the Central Arizona DX Association. ( CADXA )

Associate Advisor with BSA Explorer Post 599 (W7BSA).

Served on K2BSA staff at the BSA National Jamboree held at Ft. AP HILL, Va in 1997, 2001, 2005, 2010.

ARRL Life member for 49 years - same call for 49 years.

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