Robert M. 'Bob' Hajdak
Tallmadge, OH

QCWA # 33362
Chapter 1
N8QE - Robert M. 'Bob' Hajdak

I was first licensed as WN3FNT in Greenville, PA in 1966 at the age of 15. I have also held the following calls over the years: WA3JDT, WB8FAR, WN8BRF, WD8BRF, N8CMZ, and now N8QE. I have held Extra Class since August 2007.

I love 6 & 10 Meter QRP SSB/CW because antennas are minimal and it's lots of fun. I also am very active on PSK31 on 10 & 20 meters.

I am the Treasurer, and 2012 President's Award Winner for the Portage County Amateur Radio Service which is a very active ham radio club. The current picture is myself operating the"Freeze Your Acorns Off QRP Contest" at Fuller Park in Kent, Ohio. We definitely have fun at PCARS.

I belong to the following Ham Radio Groups: QRP-ARCI #3014, 10-10 International #55415, SMIRK #6760, QCWA #33362, Flying Pigs QRP #1795, and EPC #3048 plus the ARRL and I am a VE. I have qualified for WAS & DXCC, and have about 209 countries worked.

I hold an Electrical Engineering degree from Youngstown State University. I retired after 33 years with General Electric in March 2007 from their Lighting Business Group where I finished my career as Manager - Manufacturing Engineering & Product Quality HID. I currently work for DX Engineering in a Technical / Sales Support role since March 2009 having fun at a job I love.

April 3, 2015