ABØC - Paul R. Poteet Paul R. Poteet - ABØC
Macon, MO
QCWA # 36272

I saw some morse code in a magazine and handed it to my XYL and told her that I knew these codes. I learned them in the Boy Scouts back in 1942. She asked me some characters and I "aced" them. Then I saw where the local ham radio club was having a meet and I attended it. Passed my Novice license on 10/1/1975 and received the call of WN0OSV. I passed my General WB0OSV on 11/16/1976 by traveling to Kansas City to take the test. Didn't have VE sessions then. On 4/25/1989 I passed my Advanced License. Finally, on 5/29/1990 I passed my Extra Class License. On 8/27/1991 I got the call of AA0FV and then on 8/24/2006 I took my vanity call of AB0C. Wow, seems like ancient history now.

I retired in 2009 from the printing profession after spending 59-1/2 years at it. Went from a "printers devil" to a business owner. My company was named ABC Printer. So the call letters AB0C seemed like a natural thing to do. hi The only drawback of working so long before retiring is that your old body has already started running down. There was a period there that I didn't do much hamming and when I did decide to get active again after retiring, I discovered I couldn't hear!! I could not pull call signs out of the QRM. That is when I looked up digital . . . now I am enjoying ham radio again. I have been active on PSK31 since March of this year, 2013. It is fun! I don't have to strain my poor hearing to make out call letters. Just click on the waterfall and "walla" you have a 599 contact. I have met many, many friends in the past seven months. I have worked WAC and lack one (WY) for my WAS digital. The DX is fantastic! County hunting is a little difficult . . . not many mobils out there giving out digitals.

I married to Marj in 1950, but lost her to cancer after 54 years, 2005. Very lonely for three years. I re-married to my widowed sister-in-law, Sharon in 2008. Sharon was my brother's wife, he died about the same time Marj died. I didn't even have to change her name. We are very happy and she is learning all the jargon. She knows QSLs, QRT, QSO, etc. Thats about enough stuff.

73,
ABØC Paul

ABØC - Paul R. Poteet

October 6, 2013