For one reason or another, California has evaded
me until this afternoon. I overhead Paul EA5IKJ (a DX legend in
his own right) talking to a W6. I usually catch Paul talking to
the most exotic DX and have no hope of hearing the far end, but
this time I did.
And it was none other than another legend, Jim
Heath w6lg - who I have heard a couple of times, but never worked.
Paul was on his way to perform his evening ablutions - so
I grabbed Jim at the end of their QSO and landed my first
QRZ page is contains lots of useful
information - including a youtube video discussing the origins
of the term "ham".