Helen J Meier, KF7QNS

CWops# 2958, from Bonners Ferry , ID , USA.---->View on Google maps

It is an honor to be a member of CWops after having completed Basic, Intermediate and Advanced classes with very good advisors. Thank you!

A special thank you goes to the person who nominated me for membership, N7MU (Jim #2243) and my sponsors W2NRA (Art #1955), KA7MDM (Greg #2598), K7QA (Tom #1959) and WJ7S (John #1582).

Getting my Ham license in 2011, it was never my intention to pursue CW until friends suggested we study Morse code! That was the beginning of a wonderful journey learning CW, becoming a Net Control on two CW nets and a SSB net!

A special thanks to ham mentors for CW and traffic nets – W7GB (Don #1186), W7XT (Dick #2004) Also, special gratitude for my CW growth goes to AE7PG (Al) who for 9 years has helped so many of us become proficient CW operators!

My husband, WB7RBH (Mike) who has been my strength and support and station engineer, has been a ham since the mid 1970s and suggested I become a ham in 1995 when we were planning our 7-10 year sailing cruise adventure. Becoming a ham did not work out until we moved to Bonners Ferry, Idaho in 2009. We had lived aboard our sailboat for 15 years and looking back it would have been a great experience to have been a maritime net control!

Having good equipment is always a plus – my ICOM 7300, Ameritron ALS 600, 160 m dipole antenna at 90 ft, a TenTec Model 238B Tuner, and the ultimate…a Begali Sculpture key!!

Looking forward to many adventures with CWops. Thank you!

This biography is what appeared in Solid Copy when the member joined CWops.