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KE7LGD
Bruce Bissell
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KE7LGD Ham Since 2007
United States

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Hello fellow Hams, I am from Alexandria, La. Born there in 1952. Played there on the bayous and managed to not get eaten by the gators. Went to high school in Little Rock, Ark. Joined the army in 1970 till 73. Went to Vietnam. Was with the 173rd Airborne and then the 101st. worked in recon on a 6 man team. November 9th 71, I was pointman and hit a booby trap killing Sgt. Earl Barkley, my team leader. My right foot just above my combat boot was all but blown off, and the door gunner didn't help it much by jumpping on it getting back into the chopter. I spent two weeks in an army mash unit, then a month in Japan, and about 9 months in Denver at the army hospital there.

I have worked as a miner drilling and blasting in mines as deep as 3000 feet. Worked in a steel yard for a bit and went to Dixie College in St. George, Utah. Associate degree in Arch. Drafting. Worked for a few Architects and Home Designers. When the bottom fell out in the 80's I went to driving big rigs 48 states as an over the road driver coast to coast. Lived in Phoenix, Arizona for a few years drove a conc. mixer truck for a bit.

I have thought about being a Ham Radio Operator from around the age of 14. Well better late than never, RIGHT? In July 2007 I got my General class and have really enjoyed HF. It seems to me like I now have a second family on the 75 meter gang at 3.913. The top two Hams I love learning from and listening to their stories are Jim, N7IU in Calif. and Ed, K9HSS in Wis. A number of others just listen and say hi once in a while, but there are alot of us there every night. Many of the guys in this group have been talking to each other for 30 years here.

I look at this hobby this way, as long as I pay my power bill, I can travel around the world and never leave my easy chair, or pay for a drop of gas. Meeting wonderful people from all over is great. My storage shed/ Radio Shack is only 20 feet from my patio door and if my wife (Joyce) needs me, I am close at hand, not on the golf course or on the lake fishing. Over time I plan to insulate and drywall the shack, buy newer rigs, put up my 42ft tower, and all that good stuff. It's a hobby - - - - - You are supposed to have things to do, RIGHT?

I wish to THANK all the Hams out there for making this one of the greatest hobbies mankind has ever come up with.

Equipment
So-Far: HF Kenwoods TS-450S, TS-830S, Backup TS-520S, TL-922A Amp, Heathkit 2040 HF Tuner. 2 meter Icom 2200H. SWL Kenwood R-1000. ASA WM-30 and MFJ-868 watt meters. CB 148-GTL. Buxcom 135 foot Windom antenna @ 23 ft high. 90ft. North & 45 ft. South. Used now for the SW R-1000. I now have a 70 foot wood pole with a homebrew Fan Dipole 80, 40 and 20 meters up 69 feet. ;o)

Other Interests
Coast to Coast AM Radio Show on Stream link.

Clubs
Dixie Amateur Radio Club, St. George, Utah.

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Callsign KE7LGD
Name Bruce Bissell
Country United States
License Class General
Been a Ham Since 2007
Joined 12/22/2009
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My Ham Radio Interests
Hello fellow Hams, I am from Alexandria, La. Born there in 1952. Played there on the bayous and managed to not get eaten by the gators. Went to high school in Little Rock, Ark. Joined the army in 1970 till 73. Went to Vietnam. Was with the 173rd Airborne and then the 101st. worked in recon on a 6 man team. November 9th 71, I was pointman and hit a booby trap killing Sgt. Earl Barkley, my team leader. My right foot just above my combat boot was all but blown off, and the door gunner didn't help it much by jumpping on it getting back into the chopter. I spent two weeks in an army mash unit, then a month in Japan, and about 9 months in Denver at the army hospital there.

I have worked as a miner drilling and blasting in mines as deep as 3000 feet. Worked in a steel yard for a bit and went to Dixie College in St. George, Utah. Associate degree in Arch. Drafting. Worked for a few Architects and Home Designers. When the bottom fell out in the 80's I went to driving big rigs 48 states as an over the road driver coast to coast. Lived in Phoenix, Arizona for a few years drove a conc. mixer truck for a bit.

I have thought about being a Ham Radio Operator from around the age of 14. Well better late than never, RIGHT? In July 2007 I got my General class and have really enjoyed HF. It seems to me like I now have a second family on the 75 meter gang at 3.913. The top two Hams I love learning from and listening to their stories are Jim, N7IU in Calif. and Ed, K9HSS in Wis. A number of others just listen and say hi once in a while, but there are alot of us there every night. Many of the guys in this group have been talking to each other for 30 years here.

I look at this hobby this way, as long as I pay my power bill, I can travel around the world and never leave my easy chair, or pay for a drop of gas. Meeting wonderful people from all over is great. My storage shed/ Radio Shack is only 20 feet from my patio door and if my wife (Joyce) needs me, I am close at hand, not on the golf course or on the lake fishing. Over time I plan to insulate and drywall the shack, buy newer rigs, put up my 42ft tower, and all that good stuff. It's a hobby - - - - - You are supposed to have things to do, RIGHT?

I wish to THANK all the Hams out there for making this one of the greatest hobbies mankind has ever come up with.

My Equipment
So-Far: HF Kenwoods TS-450S, TS-830S, Backup TS-520S, TL-922A Amp, Heathkit 2040 HF Tuner. 2 meter Icom 2200H. SWL Kenwood R-1000. ASA WM-30 and MFJ-868 watt meters. CB 148-GTL. Buxcom 135 foot Windom antenna @ 23 ft high. 90ft. North & 45 ft. South. Used now for the SW R-1000. I now have a 70 foot wood pole with a homebrew Fan Dipole 80, 40 and 20 meters up 69 feet. ;o)

Other Interests
Coast to Coast AM Radio Show on Stream link.

My Radio Clubs
Dixie Amateur Radio Club, St. George, Utah.

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