KN1LPL 1959 Providence, Rhode Island

Operator: Frank Donovan, now W3LPL, famous multi - multi contest owner.

In November 1959 I had just discovered how to build a 40 meter dipole.  All of  my prior QSOs prior were on 80 meters with a 25 foot end fed vertical wire running up the side of my house, fed against a copper water pipe.
My transmitter as a Novice was a 15 watt Ameco AC-1 that I built when I was twelve years old. My receiver was a Hallicrafters S38-D, a terrible receiver that was useless at night so all of my operation was confined to daylight hours.

QSL & Info courtesy of W3LPL