CW DXCC #1203 - SSB DXCC #10499 -
QCWA #30499 (55 years) - DXCC 2000 18April00 - 10-10 #26841 - DXCC Honor Roll
- 1939-- The first words out of my mouth when I was born were dah dit dah dit
- 1943-- I got interested in radio standing behind one looking at the tubes glow
- 1945-- Spent many hours listening to AM foreign SW on granny's radio at night
- 1950-- Bought a Gibson Girl and called a Coast Guard heliocopter (true
- 1951-- I bought a Hallicrafters S-38C.
- 1952-- Upgraded to a SX-99.
- 1953-- Learned the code and
got my novice license WN4GBU.
- 1954-- Upgraded to W4GBU and built two
Viking Adventurers. Sold both and...
- 1955-- Upgraded to AM with a Heath DX-100
and added to my station.
- 1961-- Inactive because of work, family, moving - sold all my gear
- 1974-- Got the radio interest back while living in Stone Mountain
- 1975-- Bought a used Kenwood TS-511, relearned the code and got old call back.
- 1976-- Bought a TS-520, then a TS-830 when
they were announced..
- 1977-- Built a Heath SB-200 and started working DX.
Even with the QRMers.
- 1998-- Added a Yaesu FT-920, L4B,
- 1999-- Added a TS-120 for backup. Got some more QSL
- 2000-- Sitting in shack waiting for the next DX call
- 2001-- Organized a ham trip to Russia for many local
- 2002-- Redid my station
- 2003-- Still working toward honor roll - up to 321 entities now.
- 2004-- Took trip to New Zealand and Australia. Visited
ZL6QH Contest Station. Here I am with ZL2BDW, Geoff
- 2005-- Added an FT-847 , an
FT-1000 Mark V and an FL-7000 to my station.
- 2005-- John Johnston, W3BE, National QCWA President awarding the 50 year
- 2006-- Put up a new tower and SteppIR antenna
- 2006-- My new shack set-up.
- 2007-- My station layout.
- 2008-- I finally made DXCC honor roll with 331.