Jenna Hurley, N4JEH

CWops# 3203, from Ringgold , GA , USA.---->View on Google maps

I am honored to be a part of this great community full of inspiring, friendly, encouraging ops from all around the world! I am pleased to bear the CWops membership number #3203! A great big thanks goes out to my nominator (and CW Academy advisor), George NE5A! He has been a great help in my CW journey! Also, to my sponsors, Frank (K1EBY), Hal (AF5J), and Bill (K1SM), thank you sincerely for your support, and for making this hobby so much fun!

I was born in Liaoning, a little province in northeast China, close to the Russian/North Korean border. In my early years of life, I was sent to an orphanage for the blind, somewhere in Beijing. At age 7, I was adopted into a beautiful and wonderful family, who has 5 other siblings also adopted from China. I lived in Alabama for about 6 years, then to Tennessee for about 2 years, and now I live in the northwest part of Georgia. I’m 17 years old now, and I wouldn’t have gotten this far in life without the great support from my loving family!

I received my Technician license on February 25, 2022 and got my previous callsign, KO4YCU. I would like to give a big shoutout to my dad, KO4WSU, for helping and inspiring me to get licensed!

On April 26, I was happy to say, “Why see you, YCU?” and receive my current call, N4JEH! And yes, if you were wondering, my callsign suffix is indeed my initials!

Now time to back up a little bit, shall we? Going back to the beginning of February, my dad introduced me to Morse code! I immediately got hooked and went full speed at it! I learned my letters in 2 days, and then began to practice them for what seemed to be hours upon hours a day! CW has changed my life!

Outside of amateur radio, I enjoy computer programming, and messing around with technology, like Raspberry Pis, and a bunch of other stuff relating to tech! I enjoy playing the piano and ukulele. I also enjoy learning foreign languages, and different forms of communication! I know some Chinese (after having to relearn it after I lost it when I left China), some German, and little bits and pieces of French and Japanese. I know Braille as well! It has helped me out many, many times as a blind person!

Thanks again to CWops for helping me grow in this great hobby! Hope to see you on the air! Take care, and have a great day!

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

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