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Conrad Owens Shack

I was first licensed in Ohio 1957 as a proud Novice with the call KN8HVI that I could send at blinding speed while struggling to copy 10 WPM. Hallicrafters S40B and a WRL Globe Chief 90 served me well until I blew up the Chief and flunked my General code test due to lack of activity. 

After college and getting married, I was teaching music at Mansfield University in PA when the ham bug bit again, and I got licensed as WA3RRS. I later got my Extra and also a First Phone commercial license so that I could engineer the college radio station. 

I have through the years enjoyed many facets of ham radio including RTTY, CW, DX, Navy/Marine Corps MARS, and my greatest love Boat Anchor AM. At one point I had over 2,000 vacuum tubes and 11 AM stations on the air.

After retiring from Mansfield in 2004, I sold most of my equipment and we moved to Venice. My XYL, Lenée, and I love living in ‘Paradise” and enjoying the friendship of a great bunch of guys in TARC, EARS, and QCWA as well as all the Arts organizations and Audubon activities.