I was licensed in November 1975 and assigned the call WD8PKF, which I still have. I advanced to Extra the same year. I am a life member of the ARRL, LICW, FISTs, AMSAT, and now CWops. My amateur interests have been DX, IOTA, and QTX. I hold Honor Roll CW, SSB, and Digital modes. Over the last few years I have been operating mostly CW due to some hearing loss. I am married and my XYL is also an amateur Extra with the call KE8KE. I am a retired Surgeon.
Besides growing an antenna farm (6 towers), I also do gardening for stuff one can eat. I hope to meet some of my new club members on the air over the next few months.This biography is what appeared in Solid Copy when the member joined CWops.