First Name Dick
  QTH Glenview, IL
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  Hi from Dick W9CBT,

I was first licensed in 1947 as class B (General). Upgraded to Class A (Advanced)in 1948. Ex Navy shipboard Radio Operator USS Bayfield. (APA-33) Also served aboard USS Winston AKA94 as Electronic Tech.(ET3) (Korean era 1952-1955) Graduated from Radio school San Diego CA and Electronic Technician school (Treasure Island CA 1953) Operated club station K6NCG while in ET school.

Main rig is a Kenwood TS850SAT @ 100W. Antenna is a Ground Mounted Hustler 6BTV Vertical. Also have individual 4W QRP rigs for 10M, 15M, 20M, 30M and 40M—4Watts output. QRP rigs are 3 MFJ's, Ten Tec T-Kit, HTX100 4W, QRPp 1W, For 2M I use a Icom IC-V8 at 5.0W to a colinear ground plane vertical up 30 ft. I also operate the Icom V8 from the car mobile.

3 children, 8 grandchildren. Live in Glenview, Illinois since 1960 (at same QTH)

Operate on 40-30-20-17-15-10 meters CW rarely ever phone. Also active on QRP & QRPp (1W)

Emeritus cartoonist for cartoons that appeared in the (free) K9YA Telegraph newsletter for many years. Check out my website for further information. It is very interesting Ham Radio E-Zine covering a wide variety of ham radio subjects. Subscriptions are totally free! Delivered monthly to your computer.

I belong to the following organizations OOTC, QCWA, ARRL, RSGB, RCC, SOWP#5670-M, QRP/ARCI#10429, Fists CW Club #3417, Flying Pigs QRP club #792, NAQCC #2062

Other awards: WAS, WAC, A-1 operator club, RCC, QRPp-DX,1000 Mile per watt club, QRPp, WAS, CwOps 550

Thanks for looking me up. Hope to work you again soon. 73's Dick W9CBT

  The National NC-173 My first really new receiver. (restoration & adjustment video from Joe McGerald)

  From George K9GDT

  • Dick W9CBT, a retired Industrial Design Consultant (45 years), is also am a ham radio cartoonist. He had cartoons appear in the NAQCC monthly newsletter. He has now published a book HI HI. It's a Collection of Ham Radio Cartoons and is available online at Lulu.comHI HI provides solid 5 and 9 laughter. Drawing on seven decades of on-air adventures, it's Dick's insider view of the bliss and twists of ham radio.
Book Cover (downsized) Sample Cartoon 1 (downsized) Sample Cartoon 2 (downsized)

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