My name is Vinnie and I live in Dade City, Florida (formerly of Bristol, Rhode Island).  When I became a ham in 1975 as a novice 1st callsign was WN1ZFS.  In 1976 I upgraded to Advanced class and my call was changed to WA1ZFS. For my 1st twelve years I operated CW and occasionally operated phone.  Due to arthritis in my hands I had to stop CW and switch to phone.

I enjoy amateur radio at home and mobile.  Before retiring as a long-haul trucker for 48 years (the later 25 years) I was fortunate to be able to operate two meters and 70 centimeters as well as HF in my 18 wheeler acquiring WAS, WAC and 73 DX countries.   I operated on many DX nets and was able to provide contacts from different states.  I operated on 10 meters often to give my Ten-Ten number to various states.

Since I retired my mobile operation is from our motorhome when we are traveling.

I belonged to three local radio clubs in New England as well as the ARRL, QCWA and AMSAT.  While in Rhode Island I was a VE and the Official Observer Coordinator for the state of Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts section.

I operate SSB, AM, FM and other digital modes, an avid DXer and contester, QSL manager for three DX stations.  Encouragement to pursue amateur radio came from Reeve Harper Jr. (now a Silent Key - (K1STU), Ed Crean SK (W1AOM), and my wife, Valorie - WA1ZZ.

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