Originally from Kokomo, Indiana now residing in Cheshire, CT. I am the Emergency Preparedness Manager for the ARRL.
I come from a "ham family"; Mom N9NKN, Dad ex-WN9PEY, Grandfather K9MXG (SK), Grandmother ex-KN9FVJ and N9NKM, Uncle K9MXE. With the help of my grandfather and the 807 Club I passed my novice exam in 1988 and was licensed as KB9BTG.
I primarily operate HF CW. Happiness though is making a QSO! If ya hear me calling give a shout.
Need an extra hand for a contest or expedition send me a note.
Member of the following: ARRL Life Member,Radio Club of America, the Laird Campbell Memorial HQ Operator's Club W1HQ (currently President), The HQ Doods Recreational Deployment Team, University of Mississippi ARC W5UMS (former president and vice-president), Oxford/Lafayette County ARES and former Emergency Coordinator for Lafayette County, Indiana University ARC K9IU (Alumni member and former president), Yankee Clipper Contest Club, 10-10 International #60241, SKCC# 2679T, EPC# 18546, Kokomo Amateur Radio Club, W9GO, and the 807 Club of Kokomo Indiana. Professionally I'm a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers, the Association of Public Safety Communication Officials, and American Meteorological Society. I also serve as the vice-chair for Connecticut VOAD.
Operating achievements: 5 Band DXCC, DXCC, and DXCC Challenge, WAC (Phone, CW, RTTY, 160 meters, and 5 Band), WAZ-mixed, WPX (Mixed, Phone, CW, Digital), WAS CW/Phone/Digital and Triple Play, RCC, VUCC on 6 meters from EM54 and FN31, A-1 Operator, and a few contest certificates.
Portable operations: I often carry portable HF gear with me on my travels. All portable QSO's are uploaded to LOTW.
Home Station: At home I use an Elecraft K3/100 for HF running barefoot to a Par QUAD-EF end fed for 10/15/20/40 meters. The feedline of the end fed is about 6 feet above ground and the far end is about 60 feet above ground. Software of choice; N1MM+ for contests, Log4OM for main logging, FL Digi for digital modes.
DX Operations - I have operated as 8P9IU, KI1U/VE9 (NA014/NB003), PJ2/W5MPC and CT8/KI1U. Click the call for log search. All QSO's from these operations have been uploaded to LOTW. If you need a card QSL via the bureau or the home call. Direct QSL requests require 2 greenstamps or SASE. Any radio expedition plans are sent to the DX bulletins and can be found on my homepage ki1u.weebly.com
QSL info : I upload all QSO's to LOTW weekly, this is my preferred method of QSLing. All direct requests require an SASE or two greenstamps. If you're not in a hurry the bureau is OK too. I do not use EQSL.
KI1U Log Search
Operating as PJ2A, working the pile up with a straight key!
Cards for KI1U/VE9, Grand Manan Island, NB, Canada
The 8P8T contest crew, left to right: N1TA/8P9TA, KI1U/8P9IU, and K0BJ/8P9BJ
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Hope to hear you on the bands 73 es gud DX!...dit dit...
Former calls and operations: KB9BTG, N9KLB, KF9FY, KF9FY/VE3, AA9GE, PJ2A, PJ2/W5MPC, W5MPC, CT8/KI1U, CU7CRA, KI1U/VE9, XE3IARU, 8P9IU, 8P8T, W1AW/3 (DC)
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