Mount Vernon, Missouri
First licensed in ST Louis, MO as a Novice April 1959. My test was given by Rich Zysk KØGSV and his dad
Steve who later became KØUCG. Later in 1959 I passed the General test in front of an FCC examiner at the
Federal building in downtown ST Louis just a couple blocks away from Walter Ashe Radio Co.
July 1963 at age 17 I enlisted in the US Coast Guard and became a Radioman and then Radioman/Cryto.
When my enlistment was up 4 years later I left the Coast Guard in July of 1967 as an RM2/E5.
In the Winter of 1971 I moved to Florida to take a job. My new license was K4KJG which I held and was very
active until I moved back to Missouri in 1978. Back in Missouri I got the call NØARH. Later in 1980 I upgraded
to Extra and got the call KSØF. This call was a nightmare in use on the air. So, in 1996 I got the vanity call
KØAZ. I expect to keep this call for the duration and as best I can tell am the first holder of this call.
I have worked in the two way radio business and toward the end of my working years spent about 15 years in
the cellular business as a technician and manager. Staying close to communications all my life has been
the reason Ham Radio is not only a hobby but a passion and way of life. When first licensed and in grade
school I wanted to work, retire and become a full time ham. In 2009 a layoff/retirement put me in that position.
Now I get to spend most of my time involved in ham radio in one way or another.
My interests are wide and varied in the hobby and I hope to show on this web site the things that I have been
Involved with and am currently working on.
On the left you can view my other pages by clicking on the links. On the bottom you can view other web sites
by clicking on those links.
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Last Update 4/21/2014
KSØF NØARH K4KJG KØTPW
1980 1978 1973 1959
SKCC 8491 ARCI 14393 FISTS 7571
ARLHS 1656 SMIRK 8Ø3
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