Paul K4PEW

Born and raised in New York “Yankee” (Niagara Falls, NY) who found his way to a suburb of Nashville in 2012 after living in Florida for almost 37 years. Moved there to marry a beautiful woman I met on eHarmony. She’s also a Yankee from Long Island, NY. While native Tennesseans are wonderful folks, many have a difficult time warming up to us “carpetbaggers”, but tolerate us with humor and respect, kind of.  Am on my third wife but still own my first radio.

In 2014, Paul started and carries out the net control duties for a local Simplex Net on 146.415 FM. See: Mt Juliet Simplex Society.

How long have you been a ham? I have been a ham for 11 years.
What got you interested in ham radio?  I was introduced as a young teen and then as a Boy Scout. Life got in the way until licensed in 2005
What was your first radio? TH-F6A Kenwood, then the Yaesu FT-897D.
Do you remember your first contact? DX was Cuba, but not any others
What’s your favorite part about ham radio? Simplex FM.
What is your main transceiver that you’re using? Kenwood TM-V71A and Kenwood TS-440S
Are you part of any clubs? Three clubs in Nashville and Wilson County TN.
What’s your favorite aspect of ham radio when it comes to radios? Local Simplex and building antennas.
What’s your favorite aspect of ham radio when it comes to the people you meet? Meeting folks smarter and more experienced than me.

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Paul K4PEW provides commentary daily on our transcontinental radio network.