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Hello, my name is Roy Jolly and I reside in Pleasant Lake, Indiana. I was assigned the callsign of WW6Q by the FCC in the early 80's. I was first licensed as KB6KOS in 1981. Being a technically minded person with a passion and a knack for the code, I quickly worked my way to amateur extra class within the first year. I watched a lot of my fellow hams grit their teeth though that 20wpm code test.

I've been fascinated with radio and electronics since I was a kid. At 10 yrs old I was stringing up long wires to my parents old floor model Philco shortwave radio in search of that elusive DX.

I've been a ham since 1981 and have worked mostly CW and Packet in the 80's and early 90's. I've worked every county in the country and well over 200 countries just on 80 cw.
I've been off the air for the past 15 yrs due to life and it's priorities. I have degrees in electronics and computer science.
A rather nasty motorcycle accident in 1996 left me starting all over in life. That took 4 yrs of my life just to recooperate from that.
In late December of 2015, I decided it was time to get back into the hobby that I loved. I searched the world for a reasonably priced radio in excellent condition. I found an excellent older transceiver on the QRZ swap site.
The station here consists of a mint Kenwood TS-450SAT that's usually running 5 to 100 watts into a Hustler 6BTV vertical ground mounted w/radials. For CW, I use a set of Bencher paddles. Now searching around for a nice straight key. For the digital modes, I modulate all my text with a Signalink USB external soundcard. I think I'm going to be hooked on BPSK31 for quite awhile.
CW is still my passion here.

When I get a little more time to work on the website, I'll put more of my info here. Be patient, it's been more than 15 years since I've looked at any HTML code.


I'm such a geek at times.

Kenwood TS-450SAT





BaoFeng BF-F8HP (UV-5R 3rd Gen) 8-Watt Dual Band Two-Way Radio




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