I was first licensed as WA9JCO in 1963. I lived and operated from N.E. Illinois until 2007. In 2007, my XYL and I retired and moved to N.E. Wisconsin. We built a new home on the Menominee River about 60 miles north of Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Menominee River divides Wisconsin from the upper peninsula of Michigan. When I look out of the ham-shack window, I look accross the river at the state of Michigan. I really enjoy my retirement here where I can persue my favorite activities. DXing, Fishing and Gardening. In the summer, I spend a lot of time fishing for smallmouth bass on the river with my two sons and friends when they come to visit. The Menominee River is one of the best smallmouth fisheries in the USA. My son's and I always practice "catch and release".
THE PHOTOS TOP TO BOTTOM: Two of my shack (2013). Two of myself at ARRL Headquarters (W1AW 2012). Our Home (2012). Myself followed by my two son's on the Menominee River (2010). My good friend, Skip, KT9T, with his monster smallmouth bass caught in 2008. Myself at Bar Harbor, Maine (2012). Myself with my XYL at Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada (2012). Myself with my XYL at the U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio (2012).
The antennas are a HY-Gain 203BA 20 meter mono stacked above a five element M2 six meter on a crank-up Aluma Tower. On 17- 30- 40- 80 & 160 I use GP antennas.
The radios are a Yaesu FT-5000MP and a Yaesu FT-1000. The amp is a Alpha 8410.
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