Hey! So Glad You're Here.
I served in the US Navy for 6 years as a Hospital Corpsman. I worked in Virginia as a Hemodialysis Tech, Apheresis Tech, and Cell Saver Tech after that and attended college for Electronic Engineering. I worked in the industry for 12 years. I was severely injured in 2004 in an accident. Amateur Radio and a few lite hobbies are all I have left.
I became a Ham in 1990 as a member of the Virginia Beach Amateur Radio Club I had great Elmers. I had one Elmer Cliff WB4DPP (not a club member) who was most helpful because he lived about 100 feet away in military housing. Today I operate CW and Digital modes most of the time and can be found roaming the bands.