It all began for me at twelve years old, Mr. Gene Brown, a retired WW II Tuskeegee fighter pilot, was my neighbor. Its a long story. (please read it) Gene introduced my close friend, Danny Robinson and I to Amateur Radio and prepared us for our FCC written test. We both passed and became licensed radio amateurs. Danny, WA2BQN and I became WA2BQM. In short, radio has been my love and profession ever since. "....If it wasn't for this guy......"