So I m on call all weekend, all holiday weekend, and I was sitting at my home office desk and had the K2 turned on and was listening to the QSB when I heard a CW CQ from WA4LJJ on 7042 Khz at abotu 18:41Z.
I thought it was probably another GA or NC or SC station calling, and he was pretty loud, so I answered him with the straight key. Doug WA4LJJ is a Air Force retiree and is 77 years old, he is a good CW operator, and we probably could have chewed the rag for an hour but the QSB was becoming a problem.
Doug lives way down yonder in Eastern Kentucky in Pikeville. Pikeville is in Pike County and the population there is about 7000. If you enjoy bluegrass music, and I do, this is the place to be. Pikeville is also home to singer Patty Loveless, singer Dwight Yoakam, and aviator John Paul Riddle (he founded the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University).
Doug is a higher speed operator and is a member of the CFO (Chicken Fat Operators #386) and belongs to the SKCC as #16280. He is also part of the CWOPS group. Check him out on QRZ.COM as he has a very interesting biography.
73 de KB9BVN