William R. 'Bill' Sherman
QCWA # 37526
I am Bill (K8VEB)!
My Father (K8VEB) introduced me to Ham Radio.
When I was 14 years I took my Novice and Technician license exam on our kitchen table.
Boy it took almost 3 months to get the results back from the FCC (I was told this is good).
It is now August 2, 1962.
The mail man delivered a letter from the FCC addressed to William Sherman!
I ripped the letter open! WN8FDB!
I am now a Novice Ham Radio Operator!
(The novice license then was good for 1 year, and it could not be renewed.)
CW here I come! I the fired up the Knightkit R100 receiver and the Knightkit T60 transmitter!
The only crystal I had was for 80 meters CW!
Now just a minute Bill, you need to go over the the Gonset Communicator IV.
I had my Dad go to his car and meet me on 2 meter AM.
Yes, my first QSO as a ham radio operator was on 2 meter AM with my Father (K8VEB)!
Lets move forward to August 16, 1962.
The mail man delivered a letter from the FCC!
I ripped this one open like I did the first!
WOW. I am also WA8PEJ!
I knew that Dad would be on 6 meter AM (Utica 650) mobile on his way home from work.
I fired up his Hammarlund HQ-170 receiver and the Ameco TX62 Transmitter and gave him
a call on 50.4 AM. Boy was he surprised when he found out this was me!
Dad and I are now both technician class Ham Radio Operators!
My Dad passed away in 1972. I upgraded to the Extraa class so I could request his Call.
November 01, 2017