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Speaker: Joe Carcia (NJ1Q)

March is now booked with W1AW station trustee for a virtual tour of the station.

About Joe:

I’ve been licensed since 1979. Got my Novice – KA1DBK – when I started high school. Went for my General in 1980. And I got my Extra back in 1983. I kept my Novice call throughout the years. I got my current callsign – NJ1Q – in 1987. My friend and I usually hung out around the bottom of 40 meters CW, chasing DX. Far too many times, my callsign was busted since hams heard the “K” at the end and thought I signed it back over to them. After that, I opted to change my call. It’s what the FCC gave me.

I attended the Samuel I. Ward School of Electronics located at the University of Hartford. In September 1984, I began working at the ARRL as a grunt in the QSL Service. The rest is history.

About W1AW:

The Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Station is known the world over for its on air Morse code practice sessions and news bulletins. On February 17, 1936, Hiram Percy Maxim, “The Old Man,” cofounder of the League and its president from the start 22 years earlier, died suddenly at age 66. Later that year, a devastating flood struck New England, and the headquarters station, W1MK, located at Hartford’s Brainard Field, near the Connecticut River, was destroyed.

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