1) How did you get involved in Ham-radio and how many years are being a ham now?
Ham at age 16, licensed 31 years now.
Saw a mention of it and sparked an interest.
2) What attracted you the most in being a Ham-radio operator?
Enjoy the hands on part of working on my own station and learning electronics.
3) What is your favorite mode and/or band?
100% CW for 31 years!
4) What equipment do you use?
IC-746Pro, AL-811 Amp, Heathkit SA-2060 transmatch, G5RV @ 20m and 1/4 wave inverted L for 160M.
IC-703 and various antennas
5) Do you hold DXCC and what is the score?
Never chased awards, I presently have 221 DXCC.
6) What has been your most memorable story related to hamradio so far?
As a novice in the US I was thrilled to work CW and have different countries coming from my speaker!
QRP skills gained me many contacts with 5 watts or less.
7) Do you think CW had it's best time since you don't need it anymore to get a license?
I think CW will still rule for many years to come.
DX contacts are best made on CW where no one has an accent and we all speak the same language.
I think that it should still be required too for HF access.
Far too many who put forth no effort for their license and do not value it.
8) How would you explain our hobby to someone not familiar with Ham-radio?
With a smile on my face!
I also tell them all Amateurs can do, and how our hobby has had a major role in the advancements of satellites, TV, broadcasting, cell phones, two way radio etc.
9) Do you have other hobbys besides Ham-radio?
Pilot, Scuba Diving, Photography, Writing, Electronics, Computers, Cooking and Astronomy.
10) Any final words to the people reading the interviews?
Never say "I cannot"....say, "I'll do my best".