Maybe after lurking this thread for a bit, I ought to get back with it. From 1956 to 1967 I was K5JKX (portable 6 for a couple of years in that time) but I let the ticket lapse when the FCC was charging for renewal and the whole community seemed to be embroiled in a civil war over privileges.

I was one of the first to write for 73 magazine, and continued to write for it after letting go the ticket. My main interest was VHF, primarily the 6-meter band but toward the end of the time got into 2-meter operation also. Never did much of anything on HF although I got my General Class ticket very soon after getting Tech (also a First Class Radio Telephone with Radar Endorsement back when they still issued those).

It was great fun, but once I discovered computers (in late 1965) they took over for me...