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K2FX INFORMATION

K2FX was first licensed in 1973 as a Novice(WN2SNU). He later became WA2SNU, a call which was used as a General, Advanced, and Extra Class Operator until November of 1996 when it was changed to K2FX during the first wave of Vanity Callsigns. Paul is an avid CW operator, a member of the Rochester Amateur Radio Association (RARA), Past-President of the Rochester DX Association (RDXA), and The ARRL Official Observer Coordinator for Western New York.

Paul is a United States Air Force Veteran, having flown over 5,000 hours onboard the AWACS E-3A Sentry, stationed for the most part at Tinker AFB in Oklahoma City between 1981-1984, and is currently an Officer in the United States Air Force Auxiliary. His duties include volunteering as a Pilot, Communications and Public Affairs Officer. One of the main functions of the Civil Air Patrol is to perform Search and Rescue for the Air Force, but also maintains an extensive Communications network.

Paul earned a B.S Degree in Broadcasting/Communications from the State University of New York College at Brockport. He works Full-Time as a Test Engineer at RF Harris Corp. He is also the owner of Laser Sound, http://www.rochesterprodj.com, one of Western New York's largest Professional DJ Services. In addition, Paul has worked as an On-Air Radio Personality since 1975 at a variety of stations around the country, including at one time hosting a show heard on over 40 affiliate stations around the Northeastern U.S.
K2FX can now be heard around the United States and the world via Repeater, Satellite, and Shortwave broadcasts as a News Anchor for "This Week In Amateur Radio", a weekly news magazine bringing it's listeners the latest in Ham Radio information. Paul can also be heard on Rochester's Oldies Radio Station, "Legends 102.7FM, WLGZ" http://www.legends1027.com, and on the 1st and 4th Tuesday Night of each month at 7:00PM Eastern Local Time as NCS for "The RadioWave Net", a net which brings new and interesting topics relating to Amateur Radio and the Sciences.  

The Callsign
K2FX was previously issued to Durwood "Dee" Finch who was also an On-Air Radio Broadcaster!! One of the team of "Klavan and Finch", radio personalities on NYC station WNEW. Dee is credited with doing the first true Radio Morning Show in 1946, and was originally paired with TV Game Show Host Gene Rayburn! **See the Original Famous Ham Page at: http://users.tellurian.com/gjurrens/famous_hams.html (Like me, Dee also LOVED CW!)

Paul is a Classic Car enthusiast, and owns a 1970 Camaro Z28. Finally, Paul is very active in his local Masonic Lodge, as well as the Shrine. He is an avid Hand Gun Collector, and in addition to holding New York and Pennsylvania Pistol Permits, he is also licensed as a New York State Armed Guard.