W8XL - Eugene Cooke W8XL

Eugene J. Cooke
Akron, OH

QCWA #17547

Birth date: May 8, 1926. Served in Navy during WWII.. Graduate of Western Reserve University (now Case-Western Reserve Univ.) Cleveland, OH, 1954. Retired from Aircraft Braking Systems Corp.,Akron, OH in 1991. Widowed. 32nd degree Mason.

Extra Class amateur, first licensed in 1959, as K8ORL. ARRL, QCWA, and AARP member. Favorite operating mode is CW (primarily rag-chewing), but also active on SSB, 2M, and Echolink. Favorite bands are 80,40 and 20M. Major interests and hobbies include: music (playing guitar), amateur radio (including experimenting with various antenna designs), hamfests, computer browsing, Senior Citizens' Center activities, local computer club, church, dedicated reading (non-fiction - - - - -primarily historical books and the great classics), flower gardening, traveling.. Primary residence is in Akron, Ohio, but also own property in Hagerman, New Mexico (near Roswell). Have wintered in New Mexico (Roswell) occasionally in recent years and operated ham station portable from my trailer there.

February 5, 2010