Joe Hill K0IVK, of Springfield, Missouri, introduced me to the hobby beginning in about 1964. Joe is still active and has his own web page.
|Wade McKay, WA4TFI (SK) took me under his wing at the Delta Radio Club Field Day in 1966. He quickly thereafter administered my mail-order Novice exam. We were both born on August 27. Wade loaned me his Globe Scout 65A transmitter, which I hauled home in my bycycle basket in order to make my first novice QSOs. We went on to many adventures together. In 1973, Wade was also instrumental in getting me a job with the Defense Logistics Agency, from which he had retired in 1968,|
|Mildred "Mike" Stine W4ZDK was an early "Elmer" (Elmira?) and an active member of the Delta Radio Club of Whitehaven, Tennessee. "Mike" was a lady with a joy for operating amateur radio. Note that the QSL shown at left is her confirmation of my first SSB phone QSO. She moved to California to live out the retirement years. I will always remember her encouragement of my interest in amateur radio. Thanks Mike!|