I'm a part-time ham living in Central Illinois. I was licensed in the early 90's as N9OPG. A few tests later, and I stuck with the callsign KG9DW. I took a break from the hobby in 2001, and started up again in 2013. A lot has changed in 12 years, most notably the popularity of the digital modes. As a project manager for a large insurance and financial company, I work with technology all day long. Still, it is fun to be able to use PSK31, JT65, and JT9 to make QSOs across the world with minimal power.
I live outside a small town of 2500 on a hobby farm of 9 acres. I did have a helicopter at one time, which is why my QTH shows as Brown Heliport on Google Maps. I enjoy spending time with my family at the lake, where we play with an old pontoon boat that I've rebuilt.
I got rid of my FT-897 and am running an Electraft KX3 as my main HF radio, into a Windom up 45 feet in the trees. I also have an Icom IC-706 as a spare and for SSB. CW doesn't come easy for me but I still like to get on and make some short QSOs. If you caught me on CW, thank you for bearing with me as I learn!!!
I'm also active with the AREDN group using commercial off-the-shelf equipment to build a high-speed wireless data network for ham radio uses. I am the owner of two UHF repeaters in Heyworth, and I support a UHF D-STAR repeater in Bloomington, IL.
QSL to me via LoTW and eQSL. I'll also respond to any cards sent to my mailing address with a return card, free of charge.
Follow me on Twitter at @MBHeyworth
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