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AJ4OP - Rev. Howard Witzenburger


AJ4OP
Rev. Howard Witzenburger
Extra Class
AJ4OP Ham Since 2008
United States

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KJ4DIY

My Ham Radio Interests
Hi from AJ4OP
Hi my name is Howard.
My wife’s name is Carol and on 06/15/2010 she received her Technician's class license. Her call sign is KJ4VVE
We have 7 Children and 11 Grandchildren. I’m 66 and I have been a Shortwave and Scanner Listener for many years. Being an Amateur Radio Operator has been a dream of mine for a long time. The dream came to pass on April 16, 2008 I join the ranks of The Amateur Radio Service.
I had a dreamed of getting my Amateur ticket for many years but, I never quite mastered the art of Morse code it always seemed to elude.
I was at a local Amateur Radio Store “AES” and Jim Stout W9QC a salesman there suggested I get my ticket seeing how there was no code test anymore.
The rest is history as they say.
Just recently I passed my Extra test did all three of the tests in 2 ½ months got 100% on all.
At the age of 65 I have put together my first Amateur Radio Station.
I received my accreditation as a VE with both ARRL-VEC and W5YI-VEC.
I’m looking to learn all I can about Amateur Radio.
I enjoyed a Story on the ARRL website about childhood memories of Shortwave and Amateur Radio. The story brought back fond memories of my childhood.
My first radio was from Allied Radio in Chicago, Illinois the name of it was The Knight Kit Ocean Hopper. It came in kit form and I remember the pleasure of putting it together.
In later years I purchased a Radio Shack DX 160 I still have it and it works only had to replace the panel lamps once.
Some time later I bought an ICOM IC-R75 Comm. Rec. and used a long wire antenna of about 250 ft. with a MFJ-956 Pre-Selector/Antenna Tuner.
I hope to have many opportunities to QSO with many people all over the world some day
73

Equipment
Transceivers/Radios:
ICOM IC-718, IC-208H Base, IC-208H Mobile, IC-T7H & IC-92AD
ICOM IC-R75

Power Supply:
Samlex America 23A

Antenner Tuners:
MFJ 949E

Tigertronics Signalink USB Intergrated Sound Card

Antennas:
MFJ G5RV 102' Dipole
Comet GP6 Dual Band VHF/UHF 2m & 70cm

Other Interests
God and Family first then Amateur Radio, Photography and Fishing.

Clubs
Orlando Amateur Radio Club
http://www.oarc.org
ARRL
ARRL-VEC
W5YI-VEC

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Callsign AJ4OP
Name Rev. Howard Witzenburger
Country United States
License Class Extra
Been a Ham Since 2008
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Joined 08/25/2008
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KJ4DIY

My Ham Radio Interests
Hi from AJ4OP
Hi my name is Howard.
My wife’s name is Carol and on 06/15/2010 she received her Technician's class license. Her call sign is KJ4VVE
We have 7 Children and 11 Grandchildren. I’m 66 and I have been a Shortwave and Scanner Listener for many years. Being an Amateur Radio Operator has been a dream of mine for a long time. The dream came to pass on April 16, 2008 I join the ranks of The Amateur Radio Service.
I had a dreamed of getting my Amateur ticket for many years but, I never quite mastered the art of Morse code it always seemed to elude.
I was at a local Amateur Radio Store “AES” and Jim Stout W9QC a salesman there suggested I get my ticket seeing how there was no code test anymore.
The rest is history as they say.
Just recently I passed my Extra test did all three of the tests in 2 ½ months got 100% on all.
At the age of 65 I have put together my first Amateur Radio Station.
I received my accreditation as a VE with both ARRL-VEC and W5YI-VEC.
I’m looking to learn all I can about Amateur Radio.
I enjoyed a Story on the ARRL website about childhood memories of Shortwave and Amateur Radio. The story brought back fond memories of my childhood.
My first radio was from Allied Radio in Chicago, Illinois the name of it was The Knight Kit Ocean Hopper. It came in kit form and I remember the pleasure of putting it together.
In later years I purchased a Radio Shack DX 160 I still have it and it works only had to replace the panel lamps once.
Some time later I bought an ICOM IC-R75 Comm. Rec. and used a long wire antenna of about 250 ft. with a MFJ-956 Pre-Selector/Antenna Tuner.
I hope to have many opportunities to QSO with many people all over the world some day
73

My Equipment
Transceivers/Radios:
ICOM IC-718, IC-208H Base, IC-208H Mobile, IC-T7H & IC-92AD
ICOM IC-R75

Power Supply:
Samlex America 23A

Antenner Tuners:
MFJ 949E

Tigertronics Signalink USB Intergrated Sound Card

Antennas:
MFJ G5RV 102' Dipole
Comet GP6 Dual Band VHF/UHF 2m & 70cm

Other Interests
God and Family first then Amateur Radio, Photography and Fishing.

My Radio Clubs
Orlando Amateur Radio Club
http://www.oarc.org
ARRL
ARRL-VEC
W5YI-VEC

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