CWops # 1418, from Ann Arbor , MI , USA.
Dan, KB6NU, got his start in radio by listening to SW radio broadcasts on his grandparents’ Philco console radio. He was aided and abetted in his avocation by his father, who was a hi-fi nut and subscribed to Popular Electronics and Electronics Illustrated.
Dan obtained his Novice license in 1971, and passed the General Class license in 1972. He built a Heathkit HW-101 to get on SSB, but after a few phone contacts, he couldn’t figure out what all the fuss was about and has been an ardent CW operator ever since.