I will keep it brief. I have been around Amateur Radio since the late 80’s. About 30 years ago I upgraded to Amateur Extra.
My true passion is working CW and also CW/QRP/M years ago. Yes, I am one of those “nuts” who worked the paddles while driving. Those days are gone forever!
When time permits, I enjoy activating Parks for the Parks on the Air program. In the photo above I was activating the Fire Island National Seashore for POTA.
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 addition to the fun on the low bands, I have held various positions within the our local radio clubs, served as an ARRL Volunteer Examiner and worked many emergency communications events.
72 and 73 de KE2YK –> NAQCC 2014 <> QRP ARCI 8047 <> SKCC 15834 <> FISTS 16385 <> FLYING PIGS 3902