About Bruce

Name: Bruce Vaughan

Amateur License Class: Extra. NR5Q
Previous calls: W5HTX, KA5QJO, N5GIY
Marital Status: Married Mary Frances Maestri, December 15, 1947
Children: Michael, Patrick, Sandy
Grandchildren: Five.  Great Grandchildren: One
Time at present address: 62 years
Hobbies other than amateur radio:  Photography, woodworking, collecting antiques
Military service: 3 years with the 440th TCC, 9th Air Force
Military duties: Radio Op and Radio Mechanic—Mostly keeping radios operating
Favorite movies: The Godfather, Lonesome Dove, Patton, The Longest Day, True Grit (first edition)
Most admired people: Carl Sagan, The Dalai Lama, Col. Frank Krebs, William Henry Fox-Talbot, Sir Isaac Newton, Mark Twain
Last book read: I am re-reading Sagan’s The Demon Haunted World
Most admired photographer: Ansel Adams
If you could own any automobile ever made, what would you be driving?  A 1932 Packard Convertible
Most beautiful airplane: The Stagger-Wing Beech, P-51 Mustang, and Spitfire
Best radios: The National HRO-5TA1 and the Hammarlund Super Pro
Favorite music: Chicago and KC Style Jazz
Favorite band today: The Eagles
Favorite bands of yesterday: Count Basie, Benny Goodman sextet, and Eddie Condon
Favorite vocalists of all time:  Billy Holiday and Joe Williams
Favorite vacation spot on earth: The South Window of Monument Valley, Utah.
Favorite place on earth: Home
Favorite room in your house: I love the entire house, but am probably most content in my messy backyard workshop. I am not completely happy unless I have some sort of a construction project underway.
Describe your self in one word: Curious