I got my ticket in Sumter, South Carolina while active duty at Shaw Airforce Base.
I kept the same call while stationed at Holloman Airforce Base in New Mexico from 1994 to 2003.
I worked Aircraft Structural Maintenance (Sheet Metal) on fighter aircraft my entire military career.
The most enjoyable aircraft worked was the F-16 with the 33rd Fighter Squadron at Shaw AFB. Also the F-117 Stealth Fighters at Holloman AFB, New Mexico as a Martian. (repair and diagnose coating issues)
Retired to Shepherdsville, Kentucky.
The rigs are: FLEX 3000 with a PR-22 mic and a Johnson Viking Valiant AM transmitter with a Hammarlund HQ-150 receiver.
The antennas are Diamond X510 for 2 meters and 440, 75 meter flat top folded dipole 450 ohm balanced feeder, link coupled tuned, 40 meter double bazooka dipole, 160 dipole coax fed, and a T-8 Log Periodic Dipole Array.
Amplifiers are the Command Technologies HF-2500 and Ameritron AL-811H.