Donald F. 'Don' Rowe
QCWA # 37631
My name is Donald; however, everyone calls me Don. I have been hamming it for over 25 years. I have taken and passed all the classes from Tech, Tech +, General, Advanced, and Extra Class. Having gone through all these examinations is something of which I am very proud. Including all the CODE TESTS. The reason I keep the Advance call sign is because there is no longer a requirement for Advance Class. It just makes me stand out to myself. It was difficult, but I did it! I'm also a volunteer examiner Extra class, in good standing. Member of ARRL. Besides being a HAM, I enjoying working on my computer, making antennas plus puttering around the house, and gardening.
I served honorably in the U.S. Navy and met my wife while stationed in Key West, Florida.....talk about good duty!
I have two grown daughters and six grandchildren.....four boys and two girls and one great grandson.
I am originally from Brooklyn, NY, but definitely consider myself a southerner after being in Florida since 1955. I moved from Key West in 2003 to Sebring, Florida.
My interest: Bands: All bands, HF, VHF, UHF....mostly hang out on 40 meters 7.251 Southcars.
Activities: Community service, emergency operations, field day, hamfests, maritime operation, mobile operations, portable operation, programming (computers), public service, QRP, radio controlled model craft, rag chewing, search & rescue, shortwave listening, VHF weak signal. Operating: AM, CW, DX, FM, grid squares, internet, lightning protction, QSLing, SSB. Equipment: Antique/collector AM radios, Batteries, Computers, construction of equipment, filters, homebrewed equipment, keyboard CW, keyers, linear amplifiers, power supplies, repeaters, restoring equipment, scanners, (solar power), station accessories, test equipment, transceivers, transformers. Antennas/propagation: antenna tuners, baluns, coaxial cable, rotatable horizonal dipole antennas, duplexers, mobile antennas, multi-band antennas, propagation, rotators, SWR measurement, vertical antennas, wattmeters, wire antennas, yagi antennas.
February 25, 2018