Hello and thanks for stopping by. My name is Charlie and I have been a Ham since August 2010. I am a General Class
operator and this has been, bar none, the best hobby I have been involved in. There are so
many things you can do you can't help but have fun.
My favorite part of Amateur Radio is DX Chasing. It is always a thrill toget a new country on a
new band and even more of a thrill when that envelope arrives from the "Bureau" filled
with QSL cards from around the world.
Another favorite activity is Special Event Stations, either working them or operating them.
Some SES are a lot of fun to work as some guys really have a good time with them and some
are informative as well when the Op tells a little story or some history of the event they are
celebrating. I have received some very nice QSL cards and Certificates from SES's.
I have operated in 3 events in my ham life to date and it has been a blast all three times.
I spend quite a bit of time doing digital communications on HF. First time I stumbled on PSK
I was hooked. It literally dominated my log book for a while. I enjoy doing most all of the digital
and bounce around from mode to mode and band to bandnever know where you might find me.
When not enjoying Ham Radio I really love spending time with my family.
My wife and I live in Marysville, Michigan and have a daughter and son in law here in town
close to us. With them are the two most awesome grand children two people
could be blessed with. A 5 year old girl, who is super tight with Papa, and an 18 month old boy.
and trust me he is ALL BOY! Fun little dude.
Michigan affords us a lot of outdoor activity in the summer with the countries best
fishing.a little biased. With all the camping and fishing opportunities, and the
plan to add a small camper to go with my small fishing boat the coming summer looks to
be a fun one. And of course that includes portable operating!
When and if you are ever in the Marysville/Port Huron Michigan area I can be found either
on the 146.800 pl100 (KG8OU/R) or the 147.320 repeaters
These are pics of the tower install at my QTH. These are from last fall and the tower went up before winter set in. It is only a little over 30 feet tall and my Cushcraft A3S will be at 35 feet give or take with a new Comet GP-3 dual band antenna for 2 meter and later maybe 440.
Pretty much solid clay once you get below the top soil. UGH!
4 foot by 4 foot by 4 foot, all by hand digging.
OK OK OK, so I'm not a concrete pro!
But I think it will do just fine!
And there it is. All mine!!!
Big thanks to Dennis, KD8LMM, for going up the tower for me and working hard
and doing a great job.
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