Tom K5MVW lives in Arlington TX.
"The above picture was taken in 1958 3 days after I got my General class licence. This was my third station since getting my novice in 1957 at 13 years of age. My first transmitter was a glass 6L6 power oscillator built in a cigar box and the receiver was a Halicrafters S38c. Amateur radio was partly responsible for my getting into engineering and spent 33 years designing airborne weapons system platforms for the military as a defense contractor with LTV aerospace and Northrup Grumman. I was able to retire in 2001."