(formerly WN4MVC, 1963; WB4DAK)
My novice was issued in 1963 after much help from K4ZMM. I had no confidence in my ability to pass the test. Andy even set me up with a BC-454 receiver and loaned me a transmitter I think may have been a Johnson 75 watt. My first contact was KN3UMB[still have the qsl card he sent] and I was so nervous I could hardly transmit. I wanted the General so but had no confidence; after years went by I finally got it. Ham radio has been wonderful for me and it led on to my lifetime vocation. Many thanks to Andy for all his help; I wouldn't have made it without him. So many wonderful memories of his ham shack.