W8GEX - Joe Pater
I have been licensed since 1970 and hold an Extra class. My interest is DXing, and I have been on 50+ DXpeditions, many as leader or co-leader. I was on the K4M trip to Midway in 2009, and fortunate to be part of the management team. There were 19 hard working, highly skilled operators and I appreciated the experience of knowing and working with each of them.
ZS6EZ - Chris Burger
Born 1964, licenced 1980 as ZS6BCR. I was inactive from 2000 to 2011, while raising my daughter. My main interest is in contesting, where I held several world and continental records in the single band category of CW, RTTY and Phone contests. I attended WRTC four times, as W6O, S572L and OJ1W and in 2014 as the referee for K1S.
CT1EEB - Jose Ribeiro de Sa
Licensed since 1990, I was the very first Portuguese station authorized to use 5MHz in May 2010 and was the only CT1 station in the band for the following 6 months.
K5YY - Dr. San Hutson
Retired Family Physician and medical administrator CQ DX "Hall of Fame" (# 21) - March 1983 DXAC Chairman (1980-83) - DXAC member (Delta and West Gulf Divisions)
CT7ABI - Fernando Carlos Santos Roque
I am an Portuguese Class 1 C.E.P.T. (Extra Class) Amateur Radio Operator with full privileges and no restrictions active on all bands. I was the first Portuguese Amateur Radio Operator working on the 60 meters band.
4Z4DX - Dov Gavish
Licenced in 1968 and is the second generation of Hams in the family. His father was 4X4VB, an active SSTV operator in his days and son Matan is 4Z5DX!!
EA8FM - Ignacio Frances
I have a wonderful wife have been married since 1970 year, we have three wonderful daughters, three beautiful granddaughters and a grandson.
G3ITB - Tom Bartlett
Full licence on13 june 1952. Rig : IC 7100 . Ant : 40m Doublet : 20m Horizontal , about 10m high , between trees . 10 m at each end approx vertical. Zero feet ASL Contour goes through shack.
G6NHY - Keith Marriott
When I am on 60M in the morning, I use JT65 or CW as my shack is the small bedroom next to the master bedroom. ( xyl asleep ). I’m ok for SSB in the day & evening time. Hope to work you and other conditions permitting.
GI8SKN - David Reid
Interested in IOTA & portable operations & the UK 5 MHz experiment. Other interests include mountain biking, hiking, music, guitar, motorsport, photography & cooking. WAB square is J38 (CRF), WAZ number 14, & IOTA is EU-115
K8JD - John Davidson
Novice @ 16, General 7 months later. Upgraded to Extra 15 years later. I have operated all bands from 160M to 70 CM. So far I have worked 47 states, including Hawaii and several countries in Europe, all on CW..
OK1RP - Petr J Ourednik
I was a 60M SWL from 2010 to 2011 and then received the first experimental permit which gave us only 5260, CW. Currently OK hams have the allocation as UK hams. I am operating CW only & I worked #49 DXCC & over 20 states.
LA4PM - Finn Fossmark
QTH: Stanghelle. JP20UM My rig on 60m is an Icom-728 and a t2fd home made broadband dipole.
OK7GU - Milan Gütter
Licensed since 1966. My first call was OL3AHI (1966 - 1968) Then I got OK1IDK (1968 - 1982) In 1982 I received the OK1FM call. In 2006, I received OK7GU call and for contests the OK1A call.
W5HNK - Joe Muscanere
Active from 6 meters thru 160 meters. 60 Meters worked: 41 States / 43 Countries - Inverted L used for 60 Meters / Beverage RX antenna : DXCC / WAS / WAC on 6 Meters 300+ HF countries confirmed on LOTW / 5 Band DXCC
WB4FSV - Arnold Stein (Arnie)
Formerly WA3NOS. Currently WB4FSV and 4Z8AS Active on all HF bands.
K3ZXL - Dan Schaaf
Formerly KI4KHV, KA1SV, HS2AKO, K3ZXL/KH2, K3ZXL/KA6, K3ZXL/HL3, K3ZXL & KN3ZXL. Resumed activity after 20 years in August 2005 and found logs were destroyed. Am up to 322 DXCC entities.
W4DR - Bob Eshleman
I began amateur radio at age 14 in 1950 with the call W4QCW. In 1954 I was on the first Navassa Island DXpedition as KC4AB. In 1967 I guest operated at EA9EJ in Rio de Oro and in 1969 I was a member of the K4IA/KC4 Navassa Dxpediton.
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LA5SAA/LB6BG - Michael Theiss
I was born and grew up in Germany, first call in 1962 was DJ8EP. I have always been active, mainly with poor antennas and low power. I am now active as LB6BG (difficulti call in cw, hi), and enjoy 60 m. 90 w with a low doublet. Pse look me up at qrz.com.
CR6A - Mike CT1IUA
Licenced in 2003 and on 60m since 01-01-2011, i have worked around 70 dxcc's in this band with a wire dipole.
GI0HWO - John Crawford Baker
QTH: Islandmagee, County Antrim Loc: IO74dt Various radios and aerials but for 60M I use a 185ft doublet in a shallow inverted "V". Apex is at 55ft fed with open wire to a large balun and then coax into the shack. This has produced 40 DXCC entities so far. 73 de John
PA3FMP - Dirk Hendriks
Let me introduce myself, my name is Dirk and my callsign is PA3FMP. I'm born in 1951 and got my first licence (novice) in 1983, in the same year upgraded to technical licence. It took a few year to do the next step, wich was passing CW with 12 words a minute, but at last i got my full licence.
PA2S - Henk Schanssema
Born 1955, licenced 1976 as PEoHJS, changed to PA2HJS in 1977 with grant of full licence, changed call to PA2S in 2003. Mostly home made equipment. Been very active on UHF/SHF, from 1978 onwards addicted 6 meters (RX/crossband before 6 was granted in PA). 6 meter DXCC #109. As good as QRT for a number of years.
PE4BAS - Bas Levering
Born 1968, licensed 1998, Radioamateur since 1979 started on 11m. QRV on all bands, all modes. Prefer working with homemade antennas. Operating on 60m with a Icom 706 and 100W. Have been one of the first stations active on 60m from the Netherlands. Please visit my hamradio blog on http://pe4bas.blogspot.com
OZ9XU - Verner Qvotrup
I have been licensed since 1973 (C-Class/novice) and from 1999 I holding A-Class license (Extra Class). My main interest is Dxing on CW on HF bands from 160m to 10m with 100 Watts output. I also hold license for the callsigns 5P5Q and OV5O. All 3 callsigns are used on 60m. CU on 60m. Website: www.oz9xu.dk
WP3UX - Willem Winkel
My callsign is valid for: EPC#2666 (Award-Master), DMC#742, DIG#3843, MARAC#139, BIG#003 (Founder), 30MDG#127 (DX-Master), 070Club#651, WAB# with booknr's; 7205 & 8408.
Websites: www.wp3ux.tk and www.awardmanager.tk
G4OTU - Dave Fagan
Retired in 2005 and decided in late 2009 to take up radio again.For HF,currently using a FT1000MP MKV Field or a TS530S , 100w and simple wire antennae (dipole on 15m.... long wire on everything else) and , although previously (1980-1994) I had worked 300 countries.
K5SUL - Charles Hardy
I was first licensed in 1958 with the call of KN5SUL as a novice. The next year I upgraded and the "N" was dropped from the call as that was the custom of the day. Since then I have held W5ODT and XE2JZJ.
W1JR - Joseph Reisert Jr
I was one of the first Novices (Novice licenses started in July 1951) receiving WN2HQL in December 1951 while living in Wantagh, Long Island, New York. Built a home brew 6SN7 regen receiver and 6AG7/6L6 crystal controlled transmitter for 80 meters. Upgraded to W2HQL in January 1952.
W1NG - Kenneth N Bolin
A ham since 1959 and a 50 year member of the ARRL.
K4MM - Thomas M Colyard Jr
I operate on 1.8 thru 432 mhz. Favorite band is 6 meters. Operate SSB, CW & Digi modes. CW is preferred mode. DX and Contesting are my main interests. Long time member of "The Florida Contest Group"!
K8EUR - Alex Dolgosh
Continuously licensed in Ohio as K8EUR since 1957, I now enjoy DXing on 160 and 80 meters, and chasing new ones on all the other bands for the DXCC Challenge total. I QSL to DX stations 100% via the Bureau, and also via ARRL Logbook of the World (LOTW).
OZ8ABE - Bo Soegaard
Hi ! DX is my life even though colleagues at work says I don't have a life.... Just because that holidays are planned after major expeditions and money are put into radio-gear. Anyway I got my HF license in 1991 and since that I've worked all countries and 2993 bandpoints (no deleted incl).
EA4AYW - Jorge Gallardo
The activities carried out to date are: Operational Station in DX, contests, diplomas, satellites and Lunar Bounce. Operating modes: FM, SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK31, Wsjt, Scatter Meteor. Both in HF as in VHF, UHF and 50 Mhz.
EA8AK - Fernando M. Fernández
Neurosurgeon. Prof. of Neurology, Canary Islands Medical School. First amateur radio license 1956 at age of 13.Contester with several 1st and 2nd place on the CQ WW SSB and CW on the 70s and 80s. DXer and DXpeditioner, ex 3C1AA, 3C0AB, VK9ZR Mellish Reef, VK9ZR Willis Island.
NV9L - Valerie Hotzfeld
I am a co-host on the show Ham Nation. I get to talk about contesting and DXing; my 2 favorite subjects. You can see my videos on everything from Contesting Basics to getting LotW set up and installed. Subscribe to my YouTube channel to see my Ham Nation videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/vhotzfeld/
K9GA - George Armstrong
I am an SAP R/3 Consultant specializing in the implementation of SAP for the Oil Industry and Chemical Industry. My specialty is the integration of Financials for Well Head to Delivery to Sales, Manufacturing and Procurement. I also specialize in Production Revenue and Pipe Truck Rail scheduling.
ON4PS - Pierre Stoffel
Born 9th november 1955. High-school teacher and Professor in Louvain-la-Neuve (German and Dutch) Now retired from all professional activities. Interested in Ham radio since 1973, ON1KSU first, ON4PS since 1985. First 6m licence (February 1990) and first 4m licence (November 2009) in Belgium.
LX1TI - Carlo Trezzi
QSL: VIA LX BURO OR DIRECT
ON6ZK - Hans Geyskens
I have been mainly interested in CW - QRP contacts. 5 watts and lower. Mfj cup TX/RX 14 mhz cw 0,7 watts and also a Yaesu FT857 at 5 watts.
K6EID - Philip Finkle
I am QRV on all HF bands plus 6 Meters. 60M is just the latest challenge. Using my 160M inverted vee (at least it loads up with a tuner). Will put up a 60M inverted vee next Fall (the XYL doesn't want it in the backyard during the warm months).
PA8GB - George van der Burg
GB Audio Antennes & Towers since 1990 26 Year into Radiostudio and Ham Radio Voorstraat 47 (centre) 3231 BE Brielle Netherlands Website:www.gbantennes.com
G3SED - Mike Devereux
I have had my call for over 51 years and yet I'm still addicted to Amateur Radio! It amazes me that after all that time I am still learning and finding aspects of the hobby that completely hold my interest. I especially enjoy challenges such as 160 metres and 6 metres.
TF3ARI - Ari Thor
Hello from Iceland I use 100% green power for my radio and to heat up my house ;) See u on air
I send QSL over EQSL and LoTW.
SM3NRY - Thomas Gillgren
QRV ON 60 METERS. SCHEDS ARE VERY WELCOME !
LZ3PZ - Lyubo Petroff
My best 73!Lubo, age 76
PY2JZ - Ronald Anunciato
My simple station consists of a Transceiver HF/50MHz Yaesu FT-2000 / microphone KBS-4000 / Swr & Power Meter Cellwave KW320 / Transceiver Yaesu FTM-350AR -VHF/UHF/220Mhz /microphone KBS-2500 / Swr & Power Meter OPEK VHF/UHF.
N8NM - Stephen Murphy
My homebrew 60m rig, currently running about 8 watts to a droopy dipole up 25 feet. You'll find me lurking on "Channel 3" where I enjoy working new grid squares on JT65 and JT9.
WA5LFD - Rich Knagg
Operated portable from North Padre Island, Texas, NA-092, EL17,Nueces County, Jan 15-Mar 13 2015. Antennas were a rotatable Buddipole vee at about 60 feet( see photo), overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Also used a tunable vertical for the lower bands, 100w, SSB,CW, RTTY, 160-6mtrs.
EU7A - Andrey Teterukov
I started my HAM radio hobby in small city Brody in western part of Ukraine in 1977 like SWL with callsign UB5-068-494. In 1980 I have been accepted to Minsk radio technical institute and my family also left Ukraine for Belarus Republic.
OZ4ACK - Mogens Andersen
Hi ! i am OZ4ACK from Copenhagen in Denmark My name is Mogens, licensed since November 1988 also holder of the calls 5P4DX and OZ1TTT, and dxcluster OZ2DXC
LU9XT - Luis Groh
Hello, my name is Luis Groh. I am 51 years old, I was born in 1965. My license since 1988. My category is Superior. I live in Ushuaia, the city at the end of the World. Island of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. IOTA SA-008. North of Cape Horn.
SM7DLK - Göran Carlsson
Hi there. I was born in 1943, got my licence in 1962. My first station was the National HRO-5 and BC-696 (still with me) followed by several Heath Kit, Drake TR3, Drake 4B-line, several Kenwood, Icom and Yaesu. Not long ago I went back to Drake R4C simply because I found its performance is superior. Rich folks use Collins, smart folks use Drake!
KG4W - Ed Hughes
I upload all my qsos to LOTW. All qsl requests via EQSL and the Bureau will be answered. As always, all cards sent directly will be answered. No $ or IRC needed. If you are outside the USA, my bureau card may now be requested via the ClubLog box below.
K3BEQ - Murray Green
After 65 years of operating and achieving Honor Roll #1 (Phone/Mixed) as well as 325 countries on CW and WAZ on ten meters, I am excited about recently being active on 60m. Using the Yaesu FT-2000 and a half wave dipole at 70'
PA3GEO - Robert Poortvliet
I am active in cw ssb and digital jt modes on 60m. Antenne inverted V openline feed.
DK1AX - Klaus-Dieter Graef
I got my amateur radio license in March 1982 and my first QSO I ever had was with DD9MZ, Hans in Augsburg on a 70 cm repeater!My second QSO was on 10 GHz with a friend who just completed a home-made-TRX.
ON4VT - Danny Van Tricht
In 1990 I recieved my first Ham license ON1BBA (novice), soon follwed by the full license ON4VT. I have earned DXCC Honor Roll and at the present have 1 country to go for the top. I have also recieved many major awards in SSTV, and have CQ WAZ SSTV #001 and ARRL WAS SSTV #031.
EA5WO - Pascual Tronch A
Born 1965, licensed 1965, Radioamateur since 1981 started on 11m. CB QRV on all bands, DIGITAL modes. Prefer working JT65-HF and JT9. Operating on 60m with a Yaesu FT-891 15W. and slopper antenna .
R1AR - Max Romanov
CW from 1976 UA3-151-5, UA3SCM, cheef UK3SAA;RZ0BWL-Dixon island;RZ1OWA,UA1ODX- FRANZ JOSEF LAND, RA3SF; R1A-125,R1AR-Leningrad, TI, /UF6V, /UN, /SV, /TA, /5B, /EA3 ... LIFE is EXPEDITION
CP4BT - Claus Braun
QTH : Southwestern Andes
Antenas: Dipoles, longwire of 82 meter
PA7F - Frank Vandijk
Started in 1980, today mostly active on 60m JT65A/JT9. Elecraft K3 + Inverted-L antenna. QSL: LOTW preferred. OTHER HOBBY: running! Great! I like to do 10K, 10EM and the occasional half marathon. See you on the bands! 73, Frank PA7F
HB9DAX - Manfred Eisel
Born 1940 and active since 1974. Work only CW and much QRP. My DCXX in QRP is 320 countrys. WAC, WAZ, WAS, are working in QRP. Active on 60 meter for DX, Station all Elecraft and K2 are built my self.
VK5NJ - John & Tanina
We live on a small farm, 50 acres and usually run 30 head of Hereford Steers here in South Australia.
IU5CJP - Massimiliano Casucci
My name is Max and I am interested in radio-electronics since I was born. I live in central Italy, I am married to Anna and I have a daughter, Marianicole. I work as a electrician in the PV branch since 2007 and the first since 1988 in the civil and industrial sector.
OH1MN - Markus Kaukovalta
I was born 1978, started working radios as a youngster, about 12 years old. Finished my studies for Electrician early 2005. Live in the south part of Finland, at the coast, in the city of Turku.
9H1SP - Paul Spiteri
My name is Paul and I am 47 years old. I began the hobby with a Danita Mark5 a cb radio and I also began to make several qso's around Europe on the cb band. I was very happy with this hobby and I began to study to become a Ham operator.
OK1RD - Jarda Semotan
I have been licensed since 1964 and my main interest is DXing only. As I had confirmed 99,8% of the DXCCC countries on all HF bands I invited possibility to operate a new 60m band. I realized a few DX expeditions like T30R, T32RD, T33RD, KP2/, 3B8/ and some small others. Antenna HB9CV for 60m band - full size 30m
SM7NDX - Jan Eliasson
I was Born 1963, been a ham since 1981. I enjoy CW Contesting and chasing DX (Worked all DXCC-entities). Using a dipole and a Kenwood TS-2000 on 60 meters. My power is 15 W EIRP. Other interests are orienteering, sailing, my motorbikes and playing guitar and tuba.
3D2AG - Antoine NYeurt
Licensed since 1988, 3D2AG operates both from Fiji and Rotuma (latter as 3D2AG/p) and is QRV 3.5-50 MHz, on SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK31, JT65 and other digital modes. Main radio interests are DX, VHF (6m) long-distance propagation monitoring, and antenna testing and construction. Preferred modes are CW and RTTY.
N4JTQ - Rick Sawaya Sr.
I have been a Amateur Radio Operator since Febuary of 1980 when I first took my Novice license,my call then was KA4VEM, when I upgraded then took my Tech, and then my General and Advanced, I held my Advanced for many years until I got motivated to get my Extra.
SP9UH - Stanislaw Nowak
I started on 60 M only in July this year, loged first QSO with LA1MFA on 8th July - CW. Till today worked 30 countries on 3 continents. Many of the contacts are confirmed by eQSL so waiting for paper cards.
DL2YAK - DL0GEO DL0GEO
Founders of the Clubstation and GEO-DX Group: DL2YAK ( Uwe ) and DL1XW ( Hans-Peter, short: HaPe ) Founding date: 1st of July 1997 (celebrating right now 20th Anniversary) Interests: DXing, Contesting, helping other HAM's with difficult QSL exchange.
OZ5XN - Allan Nelsson
I was born in 1945 and licensed since 1970. I operate from 1.8 to 432 MHz, mostly FT8, SSB, FM and DMR. Enjoy very much 60 meters. QTH Copenhagen (JO65) but most HF communications takes please from my summer QTH near Kalundborg (JO55) – often remote controlled from my Home QTH.
CX9AU - Daniel Neves
Since Sep.13 1983 Categoria Avanzada Modes CW,SSB,RTTY,SSTV,PSK31 Like dx, pile ups, cw and contests. Since 2011 focus efforts on 50 Mhz The Magic Band , ARRL VHF Contest Sep 2012 obtaining the highest score achieved on by a foreign station until then.
VA6RQ - Bill Hicks
I’ve been a Ham since 1976 and have been using 60m for Data using my 80m antenna. I’m active on: SSB and Digital modes on all bands. 10-10# 73403, PSK31 - 14.070. - PACTOR (SCS PTC-IIex), Echolink: via VE5FN-L.
SV3ICL - Fotis Kiamos
MY NAME FOTIS CQ ZONE 20 ITU ZONE 28 GREECE AMATEUR RADIO SINCE 2005. ALL BANDS AND MODES QTH EGIO QSL I CONFIRM 100% VIA - LOTW - BUREAU AND VIA - DIRECT - & - E-QSL -- Global Q
CO6CG - Carlos González Jr.
I am Carlos González Jr. My Rigs Icom ICM 700, Yaesu FT-101 ZD and Yaesu FT-757 GX, for HF, and Yaesu FT-212 RH, Yaesu FT-430, Ft-23, and Alinco DR-130 for VHF. Antens Dipole for 40 meters and G5RV. Iniciated in the radio in 1988.
K7NN - Donald Birch
Amateur Radio since 1955, have been on 60 Meters since the first day, July 03, 2003 and pleased to have the first Worked All States confirmed on the band. My latest country count now 101 countries from my location in DM42li, the last two were PY0F and LX. I love paper cards any way I get them will confirm contacts.
PH2M - Frank de Wilde
Hello, my name is Frank, I live in the western part of the Netherlands. News: DX-pedition (holiday-style!) to P4 (Aruba Island): P4/PH2M, November 17~29 - 2018, so all QSO's logged (mostly in FT8 digital mode) in this time, should be logged as P4/PH2M !!!
PY7DJ - Haroldo Bradaschia Neto
81 - 996130510 TIM / WhatsAPP (telefone pessoal 24 horas no ar) 81 - 985116322 OI (esse telefone esta disponível das 10:00 as 12:30 e das 17:00 as 22:00) http://www.djcaverna.com http://www.djcaverna.com.br Instagram @cavernadj Agencia SOUNDMIX by DJ Caverna (Escola, agência de DJs e eventos)
IK1GPG - IK1QFM - Max & Betty
Licensed since 1983, one of the first Italian station on 5MHz from November 2018, start date authorized in Italy to use this band. My interest is DXing with more than 3.140 countries on DXCC Challenge. Contest call IR1A since 1993. American call K1GPG since 1995. More infos: http://ik1gpg-ik1qfm.dcia.it
K6CRC - Randy Cook
I've been a Ham for about 11 years now. Simple setup for 60M, 84’ Inverted L @30’. IC-7300 with MacLoggerDX software control. Managed to get WAS on 60M.
EA3EGB - Manel Lopez
Born 1957 I have bee licenseed since 1983 and hold an Extra Class. My Interest is Dxing- Operate SB-CW-DIGI-FT8 Modes for Contest Using ED3Y Special Call Active all HF Bands and 50 Mhz, http//ea3egb.blogspot.com
NS7K - Richard Fisher
First licensed in 1968 as WN7JJL upgraded to General and call WA7JJL. Upgraded to Advanced then to Extra, boy was it different going to the FCC examiner and having to pass the code. After High School joined the Navy as an Radioman and had fun using my skills.
K4KEW - Marvin Feldman
First licensed as KN4KEW as a Novice in Alabama in 1959. When I upgraded to General, my call sign became K4KEW, then WG4Q when I earned the Amateur Extra. While serving in the US Air Force as a communications officer (for 30 years)
KB2HSH - John Marranca Jr
I was licensed as a Novice in 1988, and have enjoyed Amateur Radio's many forms ever since. Among the MANY facets of this hobby that I participate in, most of my time is spent lately using FT8 on 10 and 6m, and sometimes 60m as well
KB2HSH - John Marranca Jr
I was licensed as a Novice in 1988, and have enjoyed Amateur Radio's many forms ever since. Among the MANY facets of this hobby that I participate in, most of my time is spent lately using FT8 on 10 and 6m, and sometimes 60m as well, although I have made more QSOs with old-fashioned RTTY than ANY other mode.
DB6LL - Hartmut Luedtke
FT8, JT65, JT9 are my passion as is the 60m band. I love the program JTDX and have good contacts to the programmers. I am also a beta tester for JTDX and can use functions and abilities before you get them presented. I'm happy about every contact on the bands. When you hear me, just give me a call.
TA4AEI - Emirhan İzmir
My name is Emirhan. I was born in 1977. I am an ham radio operator since 2016, with class A, all modes.
I only work digital modes with computer, because I'm having trouble hearing. Maybe I may work CW some day if I can improve myself with visual dits-dats on signal waterfalls.
HB9DDZ - Nick Zinsstag
I am Born 1954 and HAM since 1985. Work all years with a vertical R7 and LW. Hunting DXCC, IOTA, SOTA. I work 99% CW and my DXCC is Nr. 1 Mixed and SSB and CW i have open only 3Y/B and P5. I am holder of 9 Band WAZ all CW. Just 5 month i am manly on 60m and worken and confirmd 72 DXCC. Hope we see us on 60m. GL 73 de.
W4UM - Michael Raskin
I was licensed in June 1956 as KN4KUZ and become K4KUZ the next year. I did quite a bit of operating and even a little DXing until 1960 when I left for college. I was off the air for almost 19 years, going to school, earning a living and raising a family. We moved to Plantation, FL, in 1976, our first house, and I was back on the air 3 years later.