John A. Strandberg
QCWA # 35331
Greetings from W4DX!
I was originally licensed in 1983 as a novice with call sign KB4HKG. After years of raising a family of 2 boys and 2 girls, I received my general license in August 2007 with the call sign KI4YPC. I upgraded to extra a month later and received the call sign AJ4BT. I was issued the vanity call sign W4DX in May 2010.
I enjoy operating on the HF bands. I am just starting to work CW and am having a lot of fun with it. I also enjoy 2 meters/440 including D-Star and DMR quite a bit.
My family has three generations of hams. My father Charles KB4AK (SK) was first licensed at age 13 in 1939 as W4JMI and my oldest son Jace W4JSJ earned his general class license in 2008.
Current operating conditions:
Icom 7410, Elecraft KX3. Antennas include a G5RV, a half-wave 20m vertical, and a 5 band Hexxbeam. Mobile, base and handheld rigs for UHF/VHF including DStar and DMR modes. Have a DV Mega/Raspberry Pi running for a DStar hotspot.
Thanks to QRZ.com for placemarking all the below numbers for me:
Geratol 2597 D#707
FISTS 16017, Flying Pigs 2921, SKCC 9422, NAQCC 6149, ARCI 15126
73, John W4DX
September 21, 2015