Hi, Wayne here. I enjoy bicycling, hiking, canoeing and guitar. I like to combine the hiking and the ham radio as much as I can. Combining the other three with ham radio, not so easy.
‘Twas a ham as a teenager in the sixties but dropped out till 1996 when I stumbled/bumbled into a Ham Radio Outlet. Never heard of the place before, so naturally I went in – Toys R Us! It wasn’t long before I was outfitted and licensed. I got Extra the year vanity calls were opened up, so I grabbed k4wk, WK being my first and middle initials. I still have my straight key from High School, and my Heathkit Q-Multiplier but that’s all.
Because of my interest in the outdoors, I like SOTA and POTA. Mostly use CW. Try QRP when I can, especially toward the end of contests when people listen harder for you. Delving into D-Star and liking it. Excepting PSK31, haven’t tried the digital keyboard modes yet.