I have been an amateur radio operator since about the end of 1973. I started out as a Novice, upgraded to Technician, then General, and Advanced. Was an Advanced for many years and finally upgraded to Extra Class Operator on January 10, 2015. I enjoy operating my simplex nodes on IRLP (node 7978) and Allstar (node 43497). I am also very active on the HF bands running JT65, JT9, PSK31, PSK63, and RTTY. My Phone operation is checking into a few nets on the bands and ragchewing with my buddies. I have also had a 10-10 number since June of 1979 and it is #21248.