BIOGRAPHY

Don, K1IN  aka KN8NIN, K8NIN and WA1HNI.

Don became a Novice Class ham in 1958 as KN8NIN in West Virginia.  After he became K8NIN, Bob Nixon, one of his high school electronics teachers, sold him this tower and the aircraft prop pitch motor that you see here, which rotated the Hornet Tribander antenna.  Yes, threading the beam up between the power lines was tricky.  The tower now resides at the QTH of K1EBY in CT.

Don still appreciates the contributions that his mother and father made so that he could work another new country.  

 

K1IN pounding brass with the Vibroplex bug while DXing during the 1970's.  And yes, he loved his vintage Collins 75A4.  Don took a break from building his shack in CT to operate in a DX contest.

 

K1IN, operates W1AW at ARRL HQ during a 1990 DX event.  Eddy, Chief Station Operator for W1AW, is standing in the background.  This DX'ing  special event was sponsored by Scottish amateur radio hams, as they commemorated their renown poet Robert Burns. 

 

Don, sits with Dick, KB1H.  KB1H is a Multi-Multi Contest Station located in Killingly, CT. 

Don and Frank, K1EBY, are CTDXA members who operated at KB1H during the CQ World-Wide DX CW Contest in 2003.  This Contest Station made 6,287 QSOs for 13.8 million points.   

Claude, N1CAE, CTDXA VP, operated at KB1H during the CQ WW DX SSB weekend. 

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