Mike Lyness - AF4LQ - NAQCC # 0020
This picture was taken in late '98 or so and while I have a new "comfy"
operating position now I still look pretty much the same. I'm 52 and
last worked as a welder/structural steel fabricator, line supervisor and
quality control person with a local company for 19 years. I've been
semi-retired since '97, tending to a family situation and working
part-time for the Library system.
I became interested in radio as a shortwave listener during the Gulf War
period and got my first ham license in '93 but I didn't do much with it
until late '97. In '98 I earned my General, Advanced, and Extra and got
my present call. At about the same time I became interested in QRP
operating, building QRP kit radios, etc., and since then QRP operating
and building has been my main interest in amateur radio. I operate 100%
CW and QRP and have had quite a ball with it and still do. I've really
enjoyed the NAQCC sprints and other activities and I look forward to
working lots of you guys and gals on the air.