I received my novice license in 1976. I built a Heath Kit HW16 and was on the air on the novice bands. I upgraded to general, advanced, and extra in two years and had Drake and Swan radios. In 1979, I sold my station and moved from CT. to Ca. I was QRT until 2015 when I decided to get back into the hobby. The level 3 CWA course with Rob K6RB was a big help in improving my cw. I like working DX, and rag chewing.This biography is what appeared in Solid Copy when the member joined CWops.