First and foremost, thank you to BOTH the CWA advisors and fellow students. Their time and encouragement along with the CWT operators, is the sole reason for my current capabilities. I hope to pay it forward.
I am located in the southeast corner of Wyoming, just east of Cheyenne. The military brought me to WY in 1989 and I retired from the US Air Force in 1992 and decided to stay in Cheyenne, WY.
Then in 2003 I moved to Gering, NE to work in a Motorola service shop. There, I did everything from painting to payroll and still climb towers for myself and friends.
Seven years later I moved back to Wyoming where I bought a small home with enough acreage to grow some antennas. I did a little of this and some of that for a while and then retired from the county public works department in September of 2019.
I was first licensed in 1991 and quickly moved up to extra class. However, I immediately forgot CW when I left the test facility. Almost 30 years later, I found a renewed interest in CW. My current station consists of a Yaesu FTdx-3000 usually connected to a 43 ft Vertical. I also use an OCF dipole for 80M, 3element tribander, and a dipole for 160M. I also have an IC-7300 in my workshop where I seem to spend most of my time.
Thank you for the nomination, sponsorship and opportunity to participate as a member of CWops.