Thomas 'Tom' Carten
123 Kings College
Wilkes Barre, PA 18711-0801

QCWA # 21157

Voice: (570) 208-5811
10:00AM to 9:00PM ONLY PLEASE
I prefer
K1PZU - Tom Carten

My first call was KN1PZU in 1960 as a Novice Class license.

I graduated from King's College in 1975 with a degree in English and from the University of Notre Dame in 1978 with a Master's degree in Theology. My day job is Alumni Chaplain at King's College (I am a Catholic Priest, second career after being in radio -- see below).

I belong to QCWA and ARRL (Life Member) and I Hold an FCC First-Class Radiotelephone License (before they dumbed it down) and an Amateur Extra Class

I use to operate CW all the time but, I am currently inactive due to health problems. I use my spare time voicing the QCWA Journal and WorldRadio for the blind when able.

I am Currently an Adjunct Associate Professor of Speech at King's College in Wilkes-Barre PA. I have been in radio broadcasting and print media since about 1958. Am founder and manager of the nation's oldest (nearly 30 years) daily broadcast for the blind, "The Radio Home Visitor," operating 365 days per year on the main channel of WRKC-FM providing news and information for the visually impaired, homebound and elderly of Northeastern Pennsylvania continuously since September 2, 1974. I'm also a Braille transcriber but, fortunately, computer technology is putting us out of business. It's real easy now for people to type in plain English and run it thru a Braille program to turn it into the highly contracted and abbreviated Grade Two Braille, or to have blind people use a screen reader. All this sounds a lot more impressive than it actually is. As an adjunct, I teach one or two sections a semester.

73, Tom K1PZU

17 April, 2004