Chris Townsend, NU7V

CWops# 3324, from Tombstone , AZ , USA.---->View on Google maps

  • Born November 12, 1934 in New York City., NY.
  • Graduated From Santa Barbara, California, High School in 1952
  • Joined US Navy as Reservist in 1952.
  • Went on active duty with US Air Force in 1953 – for 9 ½ years.
  • Honorably discharged in 1962
  • Went to work for Stoddart Aircraft Radio Company, in Hollywood
  • Worked for Raytheon in Santa Barbara, and Motorola in Phoenix as anelectronic technician.
  • Graduated with an Associate Degree from Santa Barbara City College in 1967.
  • Became a Ham Operator in 1959; call sign KN5RZY
  • Progressed to General in 1986 as WA7IYH
  • Advance in 1996, and Extra in 1996.
  • Won ARRL HS Brier Instructor of The Year in 1994
  • Was elected Arizona Ham of The Year in 1992.
  • Taught beginning Morse Code at Scottsdale, AZ., Community College in the ’80’s, ’90’s.
  • Retired from Motorola in 1997, and moved to Tombstone, Arizona.
  • Continued to be active in Ham Radio, Mostly CW DX until 2012.
  • Sold all my gear in 2012 – to better attend to Family situations.
  • Became active in Ham Radio again in 2022, attended CW Academy
  • Joined the Cochise Amateur Radio Association in 1997, in Sierra Vista, AZ.
  • Became a Firefighter with Tombstone Volunteer Fire Department in 2002 to 2017.
  • Looking forward to possibly becoming an assistant advisor in Academy CW Classes.
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