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HOWDY from western Colorado!
Formerly K0BAM

 
 
 
Wanted to be a ham since high school in the 60's, but career and life got in the way. Since I retired, I passed my Tech on December 9, 2009 and my General on February 6, 2010 after driving an hour in a snowstorm. Passed my Extra Class exam on June 8, 2013. Member Montrose Colorado Amateur Radio Club http://montrosehamradio.org/ and ARRL also an ARRL VE.
 
  Kenwood TS-870s with a Kenwood MC-60 microphone for hf.
 
Baofeng UV-5R for FM satellites with Arrow antenna
102 foot G5RV at a dizzying 35 feet on a telephone pole runs east and west view looking south.
I also have a 127 foot inverted L for 160 meters.
For digital modes I use a Easy Digi Vox interface. I run no more than 10 watts for digital.
 
 
 My first hf rig was a Yaesu ft-840, and I've had Yaesu ft-950, ft-450, Kenwood 520s, and my favorite an Icom 756 Pro III.
 
I enjoy all forms of ham radio from SSB to AM to digital, psk, rtty, jt65, and cw. Everything to me is fun and a real treat. It's fascinating that with low power and a wire I can talk all over the world. I also enjoy working the FM Satellites with a Baofeng uv-5r ht and Arrow antenna. I run 1 watt for satellite modes and find that works just fine. I had a small article in the March 2013 issue of QST pg 20 which was a thrill for me, and again in the June 2016 issue of QST. On September 5, 2010 I made a contact with Col. Doug Wheelock on the International Space Station using an ht standing on my patio.
 
 
I've managed to aquire the ARRL VUCC-Satellite Award for over 100 Maidenhead Grid Squares, AMSAT W4AMI Satellite Achievement Award for over 2,000 satellite contacts, ARRL DXCC (with 100 watts and a dipole), WAC, ARRL WAS basic, ARRL WAS phone, ARRL WAS digital, CQ Magazine WPX with 600 Honor Roll Endorsement, eQSL WAS, eQSL ePFX300.
 
I have a Yaesu FT-1900 2 meter radio in my Jeep Wrangler. And here's my best friends -
 
I retired from Arkansas law enforcement in 2009 after 35 years. Started as a city patrolman and worked my way to sergeant, then transferred to a sheriff's department as patrol sergeant, worked my way up to Chief Deputy, then transferred to the state and was assigned to a federal violent crime fugitive task force.
 
Then and now. I like now a whole lot better!
 
 
Here's where I live:
 
My QTH in Montrose, Colorado is on 10 acres in a rural county area, and bordered by 35,000 acres of federal wildlife lands  at 6,000 feet elevation. A quiet ranching farming community. Montrose was incorporated in 1882 and named after Sir Walter Scott's novel A Legend of Montrose. My area, the Shavano Valley, named for a Ute War Chief, was settled by ancient peoples as early as 1000 BC and was home to the UTE Indian Tribe. Montrose County is 2,200 square miles with a population of about 40,000. It's home to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, the Uncompahgre National Forest among other scenic areas. The town of Montrose has a population of 19,000.
 
View from my patio -                                                                     Looking west from my back yard -
Main Street, Montrose Colorado
Where I go fishing -                                                                      Just another winter drive -
 
 
 

 

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