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I will keep it brief. I have been around Amateur Radio since the 80’s. About 18 years ago I upgraded to Amateur Extra.

I enjoy working CW on the low bands, having fun contacting special event stations and occasionally working DX. I am a member of two radio clubs right now and try to stay abreast of QRP happenings.

My true passion is working CW/QRP or “back in the day” CW/QRP/M. Yes, I am one of those “nuts” who worked the paddles while driving @ 55 MPH+. Yup, those days are over forever!

The “glory” days of the late 80’s, when the call was new and the HF bands were “loaded” during the peak of that sunspot cycle are truly missed in many ways!

In addition to the pleasure of the low bands over the years, I have held various positions within the local radio clubs. I also serve as an ARRL Volunteer Examiner , worked emergency communications during the Suffolk County, NY Wildfires and I am HazMat certified.

Recently I’ve been getting into DMR and picked up a SharkRF OpenSpot. It’s been fun to “work the world” on DMR from an HT in the easy chair! My DMR ID is: 3136358

MY QRP Numbers Are:

NAQCC 2014 <> QRP ARCI 8047 <> SKCC 15834 <> FISTS 16385 <> FLYING PIGS 3902

Best Regards,

Gary (ke2yk)

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