I have been an amateur radio operator since about the end of 1973, and enjoy the hobby very much. I started out as a Novice, the following week I drove down to the FCC office in Long Beach, CA and I took the General Class written exam and upgraded to Technician. Then about a month later I drove back down to the FCC office and took the 13 WPM Code test and upgraded to General. Then about 5 years later I went to the FCC office in San Diego, CA and upgraded to Advanced Class. Was an Advanced for mamy years and finally upgraded to Extra Class Operator on January 10, 2015. I enjoy operating my simplex IRLP node 7978 on 70 cm. IRLP is a very good system that uses the power of the Internet to work the world with a low power ham radio. I am also very active on the HF bands running JT65, JT9, PSK31, PSK63, and RTTY. My Phone operation is checking into an ARES net, and the Tailgaters on 3.916 Mhz. I have also had a 10-10 number since June of 1979 and it is #21248. In February 2016 I was awarded with the ARRL WAS for Mixed Operations, and the WAS for all Digital Operations. I am a retired police captain and now I spend my time teaching ham radio licensing classes and administering ham radio license examinations. I am a member of the ARRL. I am an ARRL-VEC Volunteer Examiner and a W5YI-VEC Volunteer Examiner. I am married to Phyllis Harwood and she is a retired 911 dispatcher.
My dream TS-2000 My IRLP Node 7978 & Allstar Node 43497
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