My name is Fred Atkinson. I have been licensed as an amateur radio operator since 1975 when I began operation under the Novice callsign of WN4AEJ in Columbia, South Carolina. I upgraded to Advanced during 1976 and decided to go after my Extra in 1990. I have been licensed as an Extra class operator ever since. I began working the 80 to 10 meter bands and later became active on 2 meters. Also, I traveled to Australia in 1991. I held the temporary Australian callsign of VK3ESS and worked some two meters on my HT while I was there. Be sure to see my Virtual QSL card before you leave. Also, my novice card and a former card of mine.
Just for fun, I've created a WAS (worked all states) page for ham radio plates. Check it out and send me a digital picture of your tag if you would like to be added to it. I also run the Ham Banner Exchange. Check it out. It's a good way to get some traffic to your site.
I am also the site administrator/owner for the site.
Last revised: February 28, 2016