|THIS WEB PAGE IS FOR MY HAM RADIO FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD!||W8EQA
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|1961: I was first licensed as K9HNS in
Chicago, Illinois at age 13. My first rig was a WRL Globe Scout and a
surplus BC-348 receiver with a dipole.
1963: My family moved to eastern Ohio where I was delighted to receive my W8EQA callsign. My rig then was a Hallicrafters HT-37 and SX-101A with a home made 3 element 20 meter monobander.
|1995: I was not active in Amateur Radio from 1967 until 1995. Now I'm very active and enjoy chasing DX and contesting. Since getting back to radio I've enjoyed some fine vintage gear and now my front line rig is all Kenwood (TS-870S and TL-922A with a Mosley Classic Triband beam and Cushcraft R-7 vertical). I'm also using an Icom 756 for SSB and an Icom 746 dedicated for digital modes (PSK31 and RTTY). My latest love is an Elecraft K-2 transceiver for QRP.|
|My wife, Melody is W7RRR a Extra class ham who enjoys operating SSB, especially during Field Day. She is a legal secretary for a local law firm.|
|I learned Morse Code on a WWII
Instructograph and c.w. is my preferred mode. I'm a member of the
FISTS CW Club, Morse Preservation Society (#2469). They are in the
forefront of preserving Ham Radios most prized legacy,
|Morse preservation society||I work for WAL*MART as a mechanic and
electronics technician and have 30
years experience repairing motorcycles.
We make our home in St. George, Utah (Washington County) where the summers are warm and the winters are very, very mild and the average rainfall is about 10 inches.
We live within just a few hours of Las Vegas, Nevada and numerous National Parks including the Grand Canyon, Zion National park, Bryce canyon and Lake Powell recreation area.