I grew up in Port Angeles, WA and was first
licensed as WB7RHT in 1977. I operated as IT9/WB7RHT in Catania, Italy (on
Sicily's east coast) from 1980 to 1981 and from 1985 to 1988 and as M0BKC in
Littleport, England (near Cambridge) from 1997 to 1998. In 2005, after 28
years of using WB7RHT, I decided to change my call. After anguishing for about
three months, I applied for and received N7TY, a very easy call to send in CW.
Although I am interested in all areas of Amateur Radio, my favorite activity
is to chase DX on CW. I will, however, chase it on
other modes if I see a good spot! I am also an accredited W5YI and ARRL Volunteer Examiner and the
Trustee and Founder of the Imperial Valley
Amateur Radio Club (KC7EQW).
I retired from the U.S. Navy in 1997
as an AMSC(AW/NAC). During my career I amassed over 4100 flight hours as a
Flight Mechanic and Loadmaster on the C-2A Greyhound, C-130 Hercules, and UC-12M Huron aircraft.
Although I am not active at present, in 1996 I earned my Commercial Pilot's
certificate with Multi-Engine, Single-Engine, and Instrument ratings. I
am an FAA A&P/IA Mechanic and also hold a
FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License
Click on the NAC Wings!
Married to my
best friend, Gabrielle - KG6CXL, who is also a ham. We
enjoy living in the Imperial Valley of Southern California after having spent
too much time moving during my Navy career.
RIG: FT-1000MP MARK-V for HF and TM-742A for 220/2/440
ANTENNAS: Cushcraft R8 for 40m - 10m and Diamond X-3200A for
SOFTWARE: Using MixW v. 2.19(r) and a RigExpert S/D
Dual Channel Interface for CW, all Digital Modes, and CAT control of rig
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