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WB4UIC
Tom Ritter
Advanced Class
WB4UIC Ham Since 1977
United States

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HL9WY

My Ham Radio Interests
Thanks for the lookup! I started in Amateur Radio in 1976, in Bowling Green, KY. My interest in radio was in part due to my dabbling in CB (Yea, I did that!), and my father's (WA4UID) experience as a CW operator in the Army in the 50's. I was licensed in 1977 as a novice with WB4UIC (just missing the WN4- calls), and then upgraded to General in 1978. It was then a long, dry spell before finally upgrading to Advanced in 1992. I mostly do phone operation. Look for me around 7.198 - 7.204 +/- QRM/N nightly, and around 18.130 - 140 on weekends. My equipment is: ICOM IC-751A, single-fed 75/40/17 Meter dipoles at 45 foot. The tower is 62' of Rohn 25 with 2 Ele Telex-Hygain 402BA Yagi on 40M, and have another 32' tower with an A4S on it, and later, plans for a 3-element monobander stacked for 17M above that - wish me luck!!
I also do some HF USAF MARS work, and am the Region 8 USAF MARS Training Manager and Webmaster www.region8.net . My USAF MARS calls are AFA8GT/AFF8TO/AFF8WM.

I am currently retired USAF after serving 20+ years for Uncle Sam. I was a Wideband radio technician (ex-304X0/2E1X4), and Visual Imagery and Intrusion Detection Systems technician. I joined the USAF in 1982, as a Security Police specialist until I cross-trained in 1987 into communications. I retired at the rank of TSgt, but did make MSgt (E-7) before retiring, just didn't take the stripe - wanting to get back home to the wife after 2 years away from home, and a new life. My tours have been to Berlin, GE Templehof AS (83-86), Whiteman AFB, MO (86-87), Keesler AFB, MS (87), FE Warren AFB, WY (87-92), Kunsan AB, Korea (92-93), HL9WY was the Korean Call, Ellsworth AFB, SD (93-94), Nellis AFB, NV (94-97), Saudi Arabia (97), Dyess AFB, TX (97-00), Osan AB Korea (00 - 01), HL9WY was the Korean call, and Langley AFB, VA HQ ACC/SC (01 - 03) then Home in Jan 2003.

I have 3 acres of land about 4 miles North-East of Cheyenne. The house was built in 2003. I am currently a Service Manager for a Motorola Sales and Service company here in Cheyenne.

I am also playing in a Country band here in Cheyenne. We are the Y Bar 4 Band, and are at www.myspace.com/ybar4band. Playing live music is my second love, and this is a great bunch of guys from Colorado that really can play! We're having a great time.

Check out my website www.wb4uic.com for more info and pics of the antennas and shack! Look forward to hearing you on the air!! Best 73! - Tom WB4UIC/AFA8GT/AFF8TO/AFF8WM ex-HL9WY



Equipment
IC-751A 100W, IC-706 MKIIG Mobile 100W, Motorola Spectra 50W VHF, 40M 2 Ele 402BA Beam @ 63', 75M - 17M Dipoles @ 40', A4S 10 - 20M Beam @ 30'.

Other Interests
Music and live playing

Clubs
ShyWy Amateur Radio Club, ARRL

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Callsign WB4UIC
Name Tom Ritter
Country United States
License Class Advanced
Been a Ham Since 1977
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HL9WY

My Ham Radio Interests
Thanks for the lookup! I started in Amateur Radio in 1976, in Bowling Green, KY. My interest in radio was in part due to my dabbling in CB (Yea, I did that!), and my father's (WA4UID) experience as a CW operator in the Army in the 50's. I was licensed in 1977 as a novice with WB4UIC (just missing the WN4- calls), and then upgraded to General in 1978. It was then a long, dry spell before finally upgrading to Advanced in 1992. I mostly do phone operation. Look for me around 7.198 - 7.204 +/- QRM/N nightly, and around 18.130 - 140 on weekends. My equipment is: ICOM IC-751A, single-fed 75/40/17 Meter dipoles at 45 foot. The tower is 62' of Rohn 25 with 2 Ele Telex-Hygain 402BA Yagi on 40M, and have another 32' tower with an A4S on it, and later, plans for a 3-element monobander stacked for 17M above that - wish me luck!!
I also do some HF USAF MARS work, and am the Region 8 USAF MARS Training Manager and Webmaster www.region8.net . My USAF MARS calls are AFA8GT/AFF8TO/AFF8WM.

I am currently retired USAF after serving 20+ years for Uncle Sam. I was a Wideband radio technician (ex-304X0/2E1X4), and Visual Imagery and Intrusion Detection Systems technician. I joined the USAF in 1982, as a Security Police specialist until I cross-trained in 1987 into communications. I retired at the rank of TSgt, but did make MSgt (E-7) before retiring, just didn't take the stripe - wanting to get back home to the wife after 2 years away from home, and a new life. My tours have been to Berlin, GE Templehof AS (83-86), Whiteman AFB, MO (86-87), Keesler AFB, MS (87), FE Warren AFB, WY (87-92), Kunsan AB, Korea (92-93), HL9WY was the Korean Call, Ellsworth AFB, SD (93-94), Nellis AFB, NV (94-97), Saudi Arabia (97), Dyess AFB, TX (97-00), Osan AB Korea (00 - 01), HL9WY was the Korean call, and Langley AFB, VA HQ ACC/SC (01 - 03) then Home in Jan 2003.

I have 3 acres of land about 4 miles North-East of Cheyenne. The house was built in 2003. I am currently a Service Manager for a Motorola Sales and Service company here in Cheyenne.

I am also playing in a Country band here in Cheyenne. We are the Y Bar 4 Band, and are at www.myspace.com/ybar4band. Playing live music is my second love, and this is a great bunch of guys from Colorado that really can play! We're having a great time.

Check out my website www.wb4uic.com for more info and pics of the antennas and shack! Look forward to hearing you on the air!! Best 73! - Tom WB4UIC/AFA8GT/AFF8TO/AFF8WM ex-HL9WY




My Equipment
IC-751A 100W, IC-706 MKIIG Mobile 100W, Motorola Spectra 50W VHF, 40M 2 Ele 402BA Beam @ 63', 75M - 17M Dipoles @ 40', A4S 10 - 20M Beam @ 30'.

Other Interests
Music and live playing

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ShyWy Amateur Radio Club, ARRL

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