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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 primary area of work was the Fleet Ballistic Missile System deployed on TRIDENT submarines. 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)





Mosley TA-33 mounting on a 40' Rohn 25 tower (at 12' off the ground with Hazer lowered)

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


Mosley/Hazer at 42'


Home QTH (600' ASL) with Mosley TA-33/WARC (at 22' when photo taken)


Mosley TA-33/WARC at 42'

80m OCF is visible - center support arm on TV tower

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

4-band vertical - farther right behind the small tree

(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)
  • 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)


  • 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
  • Diamond X300 VHF/UHF vertical (2m-70cm)



Yaesu FT-1000MP MkV Field (2004)


Kenwood TS-590 (2010)



Kenwood TS-830S (1984)


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 1430-1530 Z on 14.321 - stop in and say hello.

Will send you a QSL card if you send me one - SASE or Green Stamps NOT required for either USA contacts or DX.  I also return cards via the Bureau and electronically QSL via LoTW, eQSL(AG), QRZ.COM, and HRDLog. 

Hope to meet you on the bands.










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