I attended the Air Force high speed CW code school at Scott AFB, Illinois, started class
on December 10, 1947 (class number was 12107) The school lasted 8 months.
I was first licensed as W5QFY, in 1949, in Dallas, Texas, while stationed at
Carswell AFB, near Fort Worth, Texas.
Was stationed with a B-29 squadron at Marham, England, and was their ground
radio operator, during the Berlin Airlift activities, also was at Eielson AFB,
Alaska, during cold weather tests on the B-36 bomber.
In 1950, I passed my Class A license exam and acquired the Callsign W8FWF,
and was discharged and returned to Michigan.
I also have held the General Radiotelephone commercial license, since 1950.
I worked for Detroit Edison for 33 years. 10 years as an Electronics
Technician in their Radio Lab, I worked on Two-way FM radio gear. We had
over 20 base stations, and over 1200 mobile radios at that time. Later,
I was promoted to Instructor at the substation training school.
About four years later I was promoted to Central System Supervisor,
In charge of High Voltage (345 KV) switching. I retired at age 57.
I am now living in Sun City West, Arizona, near Phoenix.
In 1988, I upgraded to Extra Class.