WNZAQ - WZAQ - WSH - W4GAL - KP4MM - VK6GAL From 1953 to the present
67+ Years "On The Air"


1953 - The receipt for crystal set
parts... my start in radio. I was 11.


1954 - Duane and his students. Arrow pointing at me,
dark frame glasses, lower left. I was 12, Duane was 34.


WNZAQ - January 1955 - I was 13


WZAQ - 1956


WZAQ - 1957


WZAQ - 1958


WZAQ - 1959


WZAQ - 1960


Combination study desk and ham station - WZAQ/ - Iowa State University, 1961


WZAQ - 1963 - USAF uniform


WSH - 1977



1980


Visiting Don Wallace, W6AM and operating the W6AM station on CW - November, 1980


AFA6QD (me) operating at the Barry Goldwater, K7UGA USAF MARS Station AFC6BG - 1981


W4GAL - 2004 - Gainesville, Florida




W4GAL - 2005


W4GAL - 2007 - Gainesville


2014 - Gary, W4GAL & Duane, W5SHN - I found Duane in Mountain Home, Arkansas
and went to visit, 60 years after the first picture was taken in this sequence. I'm 72, Duane is 94

A final note I'm sorry to report: Duane passed on to the ham station in the sky in May of 2017. He was 97.


W4GAL - 2015 - Gainesville


W4GAL - 2017 - Melbourne, Florida


2019 - Got on the air with a 2nd visit to W1AW - ARRL HQ in Hartford. My first visit was in 1986.


W4GAL - 2020


W4GAL - 2021 - Operating World-wide from remote sites with my K3-Mini connected to RemoteHamRadio.com and RemoteHams.com



April 2021 - my 80th Birthday shared on Zoom with ham friends from the US and Australia!



Another fun day with the Shavers' Net, Western Australia on 80 meters + Zoom simultaneously


HOA Antennas: 102" whip + Wolf River Coil for FT8 and CW on 30, 17 and 15..... and the Hustler 6BTV antenna on my trailer hitch.