Edward D. 'Dick' Cookenham
QCWA # 32957
My call, K3ORS, was the callsign for the now non existant U.S. Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, MD. Fondly, I remember using the "Old Rusty Sailor" call at the club station located in the Radioman "B" School. I met a lot of great Hams there during my tours of duty both as a student and an instructor at RM "A" and "B" School.
My current hobbies include professional clowning (wife & I are both clowns and we got married as clowns), Civil War research, collecting 1st day covers (stamps), trains - both real and model [N scale], pop-up camping, and just about anything else that perks my interest. Nicknames: Ed, Cookie, Dick, and Shivers D. Clown. Sometimes my XYL has a few other things she calls me but I won't go into that. :o)
I am a retired RMCS, USN. Also the current President of the USS Wainwright Veterans Association (DLG/CG-28). I enjoy working special event stations, and some contesting. Finally have been able to drop anchor long enough to be able to try for a WAS (got it 2011) and a DXCC Award in March 2012. With the recent move to Jackson, TN, 12 miles outside the 50 mile QTH award radius, looks like I'll be starting all over again.
Some of my fondest memories of being a Ham happened while I was stationed in Iceland (2 times - loved it!!). The effects of the "Northern Lights" on propagation were interesting to say the least. Sometimes you could hear the world, the next night it sounded like your antenna was disconnected!! The only QSOs one could make were with the 3-4 other hams on base. Another was operating emergency relief coordination in Trujillo, Honduras after Hurrican Mitch devisated the area.
I'm running a Kenwood TS-2000 barefoot (100W) into a Mosley TA-33JR with the WARC add on or a Hustler 5 Band Trap Vertical. Not much but it's fun!!!!
QSL Direct with SASE please, via the bureau, or LOTW. 100% QSL - if you don't QSL, what is the sense of haming??
Former calls, WA2CPY, WA2CPY/TF, WA3LIM
June 17, 2015