I was first licensed in 1982 as a Novice KA9OIS.

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Here is a picture of my Dad's N4QFI (SK) Ham Station sometime in the 1970's. I cut my Ham teeth during this time. There is a lot of different items in the picture, but this was probably typical for that time. I see a Drake 2-A, E.F.Johnson Viking II, ARC5, Heathkit DX-40. These are the ones I recognize. I have some good memories of listening to shortwave on a National NC-88 while he worked CW.