I will keep it brief. I have been around Amateur Radio since the 80’s. About 18 years ago I upgraded to Amateur Extra. Working CW on the low bands, having fun contacting special event stations and occasionally working DX is what I enjoy most about the hobby. I am a member of several radio clubs right now and try to stay up with local QRP group happenings.
My true passion is working CW on HF or CW/QRP or CW/QRP/M. Yes, I am one of those “nuts” who have worked the paddles while driving @ 55 MPH+.
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 pleasure of the low bands over the years, I have held various positions within the local radio clubs. I also serve as a Volunteer Examiner , worked emergency communications during the Suffolk County, NY Wildfires, certified in HazMat, and a long standing member of the ARRL, ECARS, QRP ARCI, NAQCC and LIQRP.Best Regards, Gary (ke2yk) Questions? Comments? Complaints? —>> Email Me Here