I originally became interested in Ham Radio in the early 60's. Many of my friends were hams and they encouraged me to become a ham. I traveled to the Buffalo NY office of the FCC in 1965 and took the Novice test, passed and was awarded call sign WN2ENX. Several months later I again went to Buffalo and took the General Class test and passed and my call sign was changed to WB2ENX. My rig at that time consisted of a Hallicrafter's SX-28 (with a product detector), a Heathkit DX-60 Xmiter and a homebrew vertical antenna with the loading coil inside the shack - this makes for lots of stray RF inside! I did homebrew a couple of single band CW Xmiters for 20 and 40 meters. Built a 12AU7 phone xmiter for 75 meters mobile and fooled around with any surplus equipment that I could get my hands on. I primarily worked 20 and 40 CW.
September 16, 2015