Clark T. 'CT' Ballard
Stealcoom, WA

QCWA # 37050
N7UH - Clark T. 'CT' Ballard
CT, N7UH, had QSO with two hams from Mauray Island, WA... about 10 miles awaay from the W7OS QTH. W7PDZ and WA7KYI, Phil and Jim each gave W7OS a SKN on 599C. The 'C'(chirp) is what the Oak Rig is noted for. Not DX but a couple of good QSOs were had.

I dedicate this to the memory of Don Pasley (K8CRJ later K4KXL)who helped me learn morse code and pass the novice and general class tests. I was originally licensed in 1956 as KN8CPL at 8806 Plainfield Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45236

Later as K8CPL attaining Extra Class by testing at FCC Washington, D.C. in 1976 to celebrate the USA bicentenial.

Then when residing in CA a few years later operated as N6QG until early this century after moving to WA in 2000

From 1959-1963 operated at W2KGY, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY

From 1965-1967 operated at K6LY, United States Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

From 1981-1988 operated from various locations when assigned with the U.S. Army in Germany

Currently have antenna restrictions in Steilacoom, WA such that operation is limited to low power with a random long wire antenna and a modified version of W5GI's Mystery Antenna.

April 28, 2016