Thanks for allowing me to become a member of the CW Operator’s Club. I am very excited and looking forward to getting to know other members, learning to become a better operator, and promoting CW.
I’ve been interested in electronics and amateur radio for as long as I can remember. I took vocational electronic courses in high school and then attended a two-year technical school. I obtained my FCC Second Class Radio Telephone License before I graduated technical school in 1981. I learned 5 wpm worth of code and got my amateur Novice license in 1982. I upgraded to Technician soon after.
I went to work, got married, and you know the rest of the story. I eventually let my Technician license expire.
My real career was 25 years in technical sales with an electronics systems manufacturer. In 2007 I left full time work in order to have more time to preach the gospel and spend more time with family. Now I work part-time as a systems designer for an engineering company in Little Rock. I’m blessed with getting to work with a lot of really sharp young people.
I got started in CW when I came back to amateur radio a few years ago. Now CW is the only HF mode that I work. I’m still learning the language. My long-term goal is to become a QRQ operator. I might make it with help from you guys!
Portable and QRP are my favorite ways of getting on the air and I love to rag chew.
I enjoy building and experimenting with simple wire antennas. I’m blessed to have lots of trees and room for numerous antennas at the QTH.
I’m thankful for the opportunity to be part of the CWops family. Hope to work you soon.This biography is what appeared in Solid Copy when the member joined CWops.