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Received my first ticket on April 1, 2010. Prior to that I was a SWL for 50 years. I'm retired following a 35-year career as a electrical engineeer (BS/MS EE - Purdue University) and engineering division manager with the US Navy.  My other activities include woodworking, working on computers, watching team sports involving a ball, fishing, and watching four grandsons grow up. I'm active in both the Daviess County Amateur Radio Club (KC9SFL) and the Vincennes Old Post Amateur Radio Society (W9EOC) in Knox County, Indiana:




Daviess County Amateur Radio Club

From left-to-right:

Bill (N9SEH), Paul (KB9TUO), Leo (N9LEO), Jim (KR9E), Bruce (KC9HTC),

Todd (N9EY), Jim (W9JDW), Ken (KC9TTR) and Gene (KC9TXZ)

March 11, 2013 - photo taken by Mary Jo (KC9TTS)





Also do some communications work for emergency drills and during storms for the Daviess County Emergency Management Agency and maintain the EMA weather station for the northern portion of Daviess County.  You can view current weather information from it using the link below:

EMA Weather Station - Odon, Indiana




Installing Mosley TA-33 at 12' above ground with Hazer lowered

Tower is a guyed, 40' Rohn 25 with a hinged base

Crew (left to right): W9DP, KC9LDK, KR9E, W9JDW and N9LEO + friends (not in photo) Joe and Steve



Mosley TA-33/WARC at 42' - QTH is 600' ASL

80m OCF is visible - center support is at about 30' on the TV tower

Dual band 2m/440mHz vertical - just to the right of the TV tower

4-band vertical - farther right behind the small tree

Woodworking shop is in the foreground

(Aerial photography by Mike Sipes)




Shack includes:

  • Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark-V Field
  • Kenwood TS-590
  • Kenwood TS-830S
  • Ameritron AL-811H linear amplifier
  • Palstar AT1KM tuner
  • Heil Goldline and Heil HM-10 microphones
  • Japan Radio NRD-525 receiver (excellent shortwave receiver)
  • JPS NIR-12 Interference & Noise Reducer
  • Yaesu G-800DXA rotator controller with ERC-M computer interface
  • Yaesu FT-2900 (2m)
  • Motorola SM50 (70cm)
  • Yaesu FT-60R & BaoFeng UV-5v HTs (2m-70cm)
  • Radio Shack PRO-106 Digital Trunking Receiver
  • Mobile: Leixen W-898S (2m-70cm) with mag mount antenna


  • Mosley TA-33/WARC (Yagi for 10m-15m-20m + rotatable dipole for 12m-17m)
  • 80m OCF dipole (6m-10m-12m-17m-20m-40m-80m)
  • Hy-Gain 14AVQ vertical (10m-15m-20m-40m) with 24 radials
  • 40m inverted-V dipole at 32'
  • Diamond X300 VHF/UHF vertical (2m-70cm)
  • Homebrew beam at 20' with reflector plus elements cut for 155 mHz and 855 mHz (PRO-106 scanner use)



Yaesu FT-1000MP MkV Field (2004)


Kenwood TS-590 (2010)



Kenwood TS-830S (1984)

W2AEW Video for Tuning the TS-830S


I have been enjoying a few contests, working DX, and especially look forward to rag-chewing.  I'm a semi-regular on the Over the Hill Gang net weekdays at 1430Z to 1530Z on 14.321 - stop in and say hello.

Preference is Logbook of the World for QSLs, but will send you a QSL card if one is received - SASE or Green Stamps NOT required for either USA or DX contacts.  Cards are also returned via the Bureau plus Ham Radio Deluxe is used to submit my logs to eQSL(AG), QRZ.com, ClubLog.org, and HRDLog for those of you who use those online services. 

Hope to meet you on the bands.








Note: if the chart below indicates that I am on the air using an FT-2000 (which I don't own),

then I am likely NOT on the air.  HRD software's "demo" mode indicates an FT-2000.




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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KR9E
Latest Contacts for KR9E at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
F4GHB 2016-10-07 20m USB JN17mf France Alain MILARET
N8V 2016-09-19 20m USB United States
K7CAR 2016-09-15 20m USB CN93cq United States KENT B O SELL
KK4AGN 2016-09-15 40m LSB EM84or United States Margaret K Spangenberg
W6R 2016-09-15 40m LSB EM37ik United States ROUTE 66 Special Event
W6A 2016-09-15 20m USB CM87su United States Route 66 on the Air 2015 - Santa Monica
W6Q 2016-09-15 40m LSB United States WILLIAM J PATTULLO
W6P 2016-09-15 40m LSB EM48sm NON-DXCC ROUTE 66 ON-THE-AIR
W6S 2016-09-14 20m USB DM45de United States Special Event Callsign
W6L 2016-09-14 20m USB DM12jq United States Tulsa Amateur Radio Club W6L Rte 66 OTA Special Event
ZA/ZA1P 2016-09-14 15m USB Albania
II8IHBC 2016-09-14 17m USB Italy MICHELE POLITANO'
N4HID 2016-09-14 40m LSB EM66sw United States WILLIAM E GANN
WA7BAM 2016-09-14 20m USB CN86ou United States Bruce A Montgomery
W6U 2016-09-13 40m LSB United States Disaster Response Emergency Communications Team

Book Totals: 9984 qso's   2563 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Counties Award#1487
Granted: 2016-07-19 20:40:06   (KR9E)

  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Phone
World Continents Award#13027
Granted: 2016-05-16 21:15:04   (KR9E)

  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 17 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
United States Award#2132
Granted: 2016-05-16 21:15:03   (KR9E)

Grid Squared Award#11741
Granted: 2016-05-16 21:10:03   (KR9E)

  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
DX World Award#3828
Granted: 2016-05-16 21:10:02   (KR9E)

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