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P.O. BOX 1147
COEUR D'ALENE, ID 83816-1147
This is my QTH on an eight acre hilltop near Suffield, Ohio. The towers are 115, 80, and 140 feet, left to right, with most antennas seemingly perpetually bent, broken, or fried by the severe wind and lightning storms we have in Northeast Ohio.
I was first licensed in 1963 at age 13 in Wheeling, West Virginia, as WN8KUW. College, military service, and many family moves netted other calls: WA3ILB, then WA1LHC. I selected W0CG in 1976 while living in Kansas in the Air Force. During a period living on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands in 2000, I was assigned KP2F.
I retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve as a Colonel (Civil Engineering) in 2002, and from my "day job" in 2004 as Professor of Information Systems, Graduate School of Management, Kent State University. I also spent about 15 years in industry and government as an EE and systems analyst, with employers including the FAA, Allegheny Ludlum Steel, the RCA Aerospace Systems Division, and an administrative position at Youngstown State University.
I hold the callsign PJ2DX, am a legal resident of Curacao, and spend as much time as possible living in down there in the tropics, where it is 85 degrees and sunny 365 days a year.
My first radio love is CW DX contesting, and our club's PJ2T station has managed to win the CQWW and ARRL contests, World #1, in the Multi/2 and M/M categories several times in the past several years. I'm overwhelmingly a CW fan, so most of the PJ2DX operating is in that mode. I'll be trying some digital modes and satellite work, but I still say "CW Forever!"
Other hobbies include SCUBA diving, and I'm also a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI-AI).
I'm forever indebted to Mr. George Prostinak (SK), W8LBI, and Mr. Bill Fugate, W8IYD, for helping me get started in this most wonderful of all hobbies as a kid.