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My Novice Memories

An old email I wrote to my friends on the QRP List after entering all my Novice ham radio contacts into a new electronic logbook. More…

Chasing States

My quest to earn the ARRL's Triple Play Award. More…

QSOs with Hell

No, I haven't been making radio contacts with the devil. I've been playing with an intruiging mode known as "Feld Hellschreiber," "Feld Hell," or just plain "Hell." More…

NDB Hunting

It might sound terribly boring, but I've actually found it a lot of fun listening for airport beacons and seeing how many I could copy. I've set up a whole web page for the topic. More…


Other items of interest...

Tom's Running Page

Back in 2002, I started running again after a long hiatus. Since then I've run the Chicago Marathon 7 times!. Read more about the running exploits of an old, slow geezer. More…

Old Radio Restorations

I've had a lot of fun restoring old tube radios the last few years. More…

Frisz Family History

My family came from Northeastern France back in the 1840's. Read more about the Frisz family's history here. More…

Shortwave QSL Card Gallery

As a young teen I discovered Short Wave listening and started sending reception reports to get QSL cards from the stations I heard. You can see images of my collection on my SWBC QSL page. More…



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Worked All AA-ZZ

Yes, I'm a bit crazy

Back in the 70s and 80s, I frequented the GERATOL net on 75 meters. It was a kind of Worked All States net for Extra Class hams. One of the many endorsements for their basic award was to work all states, all with calls having double letter suffixes like my DD call. I kept real busy handing out contacts and also pursued my own "Double A to Double Z" endorsement.

I got quite a few QSL cards for those contacts and since then, I've always taken note of other double letter suffix calls and usually ask for a card.
























































Do you have a double letter suffix call? Let's set up a sked! Email me


Also, don't miss my "Worked ALL DDs" quest!