Hello to everyone that is looking at my profile and looking me up. I started in ham radio in in 2000 after my XYL decided that I need a hobby My first call was KC9PIJ . Not a call I wanted to keep. Bil W8EB was my mentor in getting me started in Ham Radio. I owe a lot to him for getting me started and showing me what ham radio had to offer. Since that time my XYL W9MSU and Daughter K9MSU became interested in the hobby. Both are now licensed.
I spend a lot of time checking into the North Cars Net as well as performing Net Control Operation duties. Some of my favorite parts of Ham Radio is operating remotely from my cabin in Manistee Michigan or from my 5th wheel someplace in a campground.
I enjoy working Special event stations as well as running Special Events when possible, Mobile and Portable operating, Nets, Ragchewing, Local Club events, Hamfests, and working on antennas to improve my remote station.
I also participate in testing as a VE for the Shiawassee County Amateur Radio club in Corunna, MI. It’s a great thrill to me to see new hams come into the hobby and existing hams upgrade their privileges by upgrading their license.
Here's the list of equipment I generally use from my home QTH.
YAESU 1000-MP (During Net Operations, I generally run 30 watts of power.
56 foot Trylon Tower:
Antenna System - Lighting Bolt 2 Element 5 band Quad
Cushcraft 40-Meter Rotable Dipole (70 Feet)
Windom I use for 75/80 Meters
Diamond (6M/2M/70CM Triband)
Equipment Used at my cabin in Manistee:
Carolina Windom (30 Feet supported by 3 large Oak Trees )
Equipment Used from my RV/Mobile
Home Brew 40M Dipole
Very best of 73 Hope to hear you on one of the bands soon.