W4GAL - From 1954 to the present
60+ Years of Ham Radio
First Picture - 1954 - Duane and his students. I'm the intense
looking one, dark frame glasses, lower left. I'm 13, Duane is 34.
Combination study desk and ham station - Iowa State University, 1961
Visiting Don Wallace, W6AM and operating the W6AM station - November, 1980
Operating the Barry Goldwater, K7UGA USAF MARS Station AFC6BG - 1981
2004 - Gainesville
2007 - Gainesville
2015 - Gainesville
2017 - Melbourne
2017 - That 14' flagpole is fed with RG-8x underground. It works very well on 20 meters. SWR 1.02:1 at 14.000.
2019 - Got on the air with a visit to W1AW - ARRL HQ in Hartford.
Last Picture - 2014 - Gary, W4GAL & Duane, W5SHN - I found Duane in Mountain Home, Arkansas
and went to visit, 60 years after the first picture was taken in this sequence. I'm 73, Duane is 94
A final note I'm sorry to report: Duane passed on to the ham station in the sky in May of 2017. He was 97.