I was first licensed in 1966 as WN2ZEA, after being interested in radio since I was a little kid. After three months as a Novice, I upgraded to General and became WB2ZEA. I was very active on HF, working lots of DX in those days. I passed the Advanced Class test in 1970. In 1973 I moved to Texas and became WB5KVU, where I continued my HF DXing. In 1982 I changed my call to take advantage of the call/class structure and became KD5RO. I passed my Extra Class test in 1983, but did not change my call. Then, thanks to one of my all-time best friends Al W5LUA, the VHF bug bit me and I became very active from 6m on up, where In have been ever since. I hold one end of the US Overland Tropo Record on 1296MHz at 1290 miles set Thanksgiving weekend of 1986, a record no one thought would last 24 years.
I am primarily interested in EME, and have worked at least one station via the Moon path on 2m, 70cm, 33cm, 23cm, 13cm, 9cm, and 6cm. I was one end of the first ever EME QSO on 9cm (3456 MHz), back in 1987. Today you can usually find me in the evenings on 3846 kHz Chewing the Rag with other EMEers, or on the Moon on 1296 MHz if it is above my horizon.
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