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First licensed as WA4YRA in 1976. (The YOUNG RADIO AMATEUR). BiCentennial call sign AA4YRA. All American four Young Radio Amateur. Received German radio license DA1NR (Dirty American one Nasty Radio). Then PA9BBN, F0IHZ, WA4YRA/LX, WA4YRA/OE7. I was the first person to go from Novice to Extra class, all outside the USA.
Received US Call sign AB4Y, in 1978. Operated 80-10m SSB/CW/RTTY. 2m FM 450MHZFM. Also 2mSSB. Operated OSCAR from Bowling Green KY, Mode B 450MHZ uplink to satellite, 2mSSB downlink. Operated Mode J, 2mSSB uplink, 432MHZ ssb downlink.
Transferred to Africa in 1983. F/AB4Y in France, and AB4Y/ZS in South Africa. Operated HZ1AB in Saudi Arabia 1991.
Been working in Iraq and Afghanistan for the past nine(9) years. NO QRV in YA/YI.
I got my tech in 2010 and in 2011 was when I got my general I think. I would have to look for the months. :screwy:
Usually 2m or 70cm
Some 10m and 20m if I get my antenna back up. Storms in Granbury took them down when the tornadoes came through.
First licensed as a Novice in 1989 as KB0FFL. Upgraded to Advanced with the same call in 1994. Upgraded to Extra in either 1999, 2000 (whenever the code speed was reduced from 20 WPM to 13 WPM). My station is currently off the air (until I get outside and re-hang on half of a dipole). I spend almost all of my on air time working SSB casually either rag chewing or chasing DX. My favorite bands are 10 (when it's up), 17, and 20 meters. (I favor 17 meters over the others by far)
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Extra. Licensed since 1972 - same call, but started out life as a WN1 at age 11.
10 GHz and down, with a (sometimes) focus on weak signal VHF and up.
Prefer building gear to operating.
Not very active at the moment - currently too much work and lodge activities to spend much radio time.