My Favorite Things Ham Radio
My life’s events have taken me many places. I have always endeavored to learn much as I could about my surroundings. Early on, as a youngster in California, I found amateur radio. The licensed lapsed during my term of military duty where I learned all about tropical jungles, monsoon rains and a myriad of poisonous things.
After my military service a long period elapsed before I again had a ham license. Between there was college and jobs in California. Another long harbored desire, flying, called and I earned my Airman’s Certificate with Single Engine Land, High Performance and Complex Aircraft endorsements I even got married and raised a family. Middle age wanderlust led me to seek out a long fervent desire to live in the Last Frontier, Alaska.
I did the whole Alaska experience. I worked on of the Bristol Bay fish camps. There are many stories to tell about that. I worked a whole new career at the Anchorage International Airport. That way I could be close to the airplanes. At the time there was a saying; “Alaska! Where the men are men and the women win the Iditarod.” I got me a new wife, a lady with a kennel full of sled dogs; spent many a year as a recreational musher in the forests of Alaska.
And yet, something was missing. So, I studied up on all the changes that ham radio had undergone and took the test. I had come full circle and it felt complete. Since then there has been time spent in Florida. I got t know the beaches, the rivers and the Everglades. Then there was a move to Tennessee. I am still learning about this historic State and enjoying the process.
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