First let me say that KC2LSD is not a vanity call. I get asked that a lot. Second, I would like to thank Eric WG3J and Jon NJ3T for helping me not only in the hobby but also becoming a better CW operator.
A couple of years after I got my Extra Class ticket, I was at a friend’s house during FISTS Sprint. From that moment on I was hooked on CW. I purchased a CW oscillator so I could listen to CW anywhere I wanted. I never forget the first time I called CQ and somebody answered me “holy crap what now.” I can also recall my first CW contest I was running at a blazing 5 to 7 words a minute, I had to stop so my key could cool down …..
That was a while ago. I enjoy CW so much I no longer have a mic attached to my radio, don’t get me wrong. My headset is nearby but seldom used. Today I enjoy chasing DX, contesting and slowing down my code to work that new guy.
As a retired railroader I have time to play radio when I want from my small shack here along the New Jersey coastline. I plan on being very active on the Wednesday Sprints in an effort to get better.
It’s an honor to be part of your club.This biography is what appeared in Solid Copy when the member joined CWops.