Fred Carslick , KA4RUR

I would like to thank Mike (WB0SND) for nominating me and all of the other sponsors.

I got my Novice license April of 1979 at Coast Guard Radio Station Miami FL/NMA. Was a Radioman at various CG stations and ships for 25yrs.

After retiring from the CG in 2000, worked at various Maritime Coastal station as a CW operator and on various tankers as a Radio Officer. I very seldom talk about my code speed, but I have been known to copy over 45 wpm, but now days I keep it at 18wpm.

My operating mode is QRP, which I have been doing since obtaining my license, my rig is an HW8 with a Barker and Williamson apartment antenna.

My hangout frequency is 14.060khz. Thanks again to all of the different CWops members for making the organization so great and thank you so much for letting me join.