Member Profile: Benjamin “Bud” Governale W3LL

So how did a kid from Brooklyn, N.Y. get involved with amateur radio.

I was a resident student at my high school in the upper reaches of the Bronx. That means I lived there along with the Marist order of teaching Brothers.

Brother Felix had his ham station set up in the rear of the physics classroom. Each afternoon he would get on the air and talk to the world of ham radio operators using both voice and Morse Code.

He noticed that I took an interest in what he was doing and so became my mentor. He taught me all that I needed to get my FCC license and the rest is history.

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Bud W3LL (photo W3LL)
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