I was first licensed as a Novice in 1986. However, I did not stay active very long, and my license expired. In June of 2011, I decided to get back into Amateur Radio and passed the Technician License test. In August of 2011, after studying very hard, I passed both the General and Extra exams. I decided to apply for and received the vanity call, N7TWL, since my initials are TWL.
I enjoy CW on HF. I am particularly interested in CW and QRP. I have an Heathkit HW-9 QRP/CW radio, connected to an R7 vertical, and I have a 17 ft telescopic multiband vertical antenna for use in the field.