Amateur Radio Station N3HEE

Amatuer Radio Station N3HEE

N3HEE Shack

Early Years

My name is Joe Galicic (N3HEE). I was first licensed in 1976 as WN3CXD at age 13. I soon upgraded to General and then to Advanced.  I finally upgraded to Extra in the early 80's.  I let my license drop in the mid 90's and was re-licensed again in 2002 as KB3KJS.  In 2013 I changed my call to N3HEE. 

I have always been interested in Morse code. My first rig was a HeathKit HW-16 with a few crystals. I honed my CW skills by making hundreds of contacts with that rig and simple dipole antennas.  Today my operating consists mainly of casual contesting and chasing DX.  I still have an HW-16 that I fire up every now and then just to have some fun.  I also like experimenting with antennas especially for 160 meters.

Teaching & Mentoring

I am an instructor for CWOPS CW Academy. I really enjoy helping people become more proficient at Morse code.  Over the years of my long ham radio carreer I have been  very fortunate to have been mentored by some of the smartest and best operators.  I have learned a lot and can help new hams and people new to Morse code avoid some of the pitfalls that I fell into along the way.  Now is my chance to give back to the amatuer radio community. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.

Club Memberships

Potomac Valley Radio Club, CWOPS #1283, SKCC #6594T, NAQCC #0239



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My current shack as of March 2015