NAME IS JERRY
QSL INFO: I DO NOT QSL IN ANY ELECTRONIC FORM. IF YOU WANT MY CARD SEND ME YOUR CARD WITH AN SASE AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO SEND YOU A CARD. IF I AM YOUR FIRST HF CONTACT OR YOUR FIRST CONTACT WITH OREGON TELL ME AND I WILL SEND YOU A CARD AND NO RETURN CARD IS NECESSARY.
WHERE WE LIVE
We (my wife Jay, N7WRJ, and I) live in Eastern Oregon at the base of the Elkhorn Mountains 12 miles outside of Baker City. We own a small ranch where over the years we have raised and trained American Paint Horses and Border Collie working dogs. The flag of the United States and the Police Officers Thin Blue line flags fly at the entrance to our ranch 24/7/365.
I began my career in public safety as a Technical Reserve Deputy Sheriff in Communications at the age of 18. The majority of my 50 years in public safety has been spent in Law Enforcement. I am a retired Chief of Police but still serve as the Reserve Commander with a local law enforcment agency. I have also served as Chief of a Fire/Rescue company, 9-1-1 Center Director, and Emergency Management Director. Patches of the agencies I have served with are shown below. I hold a Master of Science Degree in Administration and am the author of 10 published books. The most recent books (2014), all available on Amazon in both print and Kindle are: Firestone Park: Policing South-Central Los Angeles; From the Chief; and The Second Seven. JUST RELEASED January 2015: OathKeepers and Law Enforcement: A Cop's Thoughts---also on Amazon in print and Kindle
THE PHOTOS BELOW DEPICT MY TIME AS A DEPUTY SHERIFF, A SWAT LIEUTENANT, AND AS A CHIEF OF POLICE
I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH MANY MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES IN MY CAREER BUT FEW COULD EQUAL THE OPPORTUNITIES I HAD, ON THREE DIFFERENT OCCASIONS, TO MEET AND SPEND TIME WITH PRESIDENT REAGAN
I have been continuously licensed since 1958 and have held the following calls: WV6CUP, WA6CUP, KG6LF, XE2GWB, K6BZ, KW7J, AND N7WR. I am a life member of the ARRL and have held the following positions in the ARRL Field organization: SM, SEC, DEC, EC, PIO, VE, and was the Chairman of the first ARRL Emergency Communications Advisory Committee. I hold DXCC Honor Roll (need only to confirm P 5 to have them all) 7 BDXCC, 7 BWAC, 5 BWAZ, WAS and DX Challenge. In retirement I have downsized my station from tall towers, big yagis, and QRO to something much simpler but still enjoyable. My current HF rig is a Yaesu FTdx-1200 and an ALS 600 amplifier though I seldom use it these days. I have a small tribander at 36 feet, a WARC band rotatable dipole, a vertical and a homebrew OCFD for 160-6 meters. My short term goal is to re-work DXCC on as many bands as possible using 100 watts, to complete my CW DXCC and to give 2 meter SSB a try from rural Eastern Oregon just to see what I can work.
OTHER INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES
I enjoy riding my American Paint mare that was born on our ranch and trained by me. We are blessed with unlimited riding opportunites as I can ride up the road and be in the national forest in a matter of minutes. I work out including 3 miles of jogging every day the weather permits. I also enjoy pistol shooting and we have our own pistol and rifle range on our ranch. I help rancher friends with brandings each year and over time have done every task necessary at a branding. During Spring, Summer and early Fall my wife and I hike in the mountains all around our county including the Hells Canyon wilderness area along the Snake River which forms the border with Idaho.
POLITICAL AND MORAL PHILOSOPHY
I am an Orthodox Roman Catholic who believes in the right to life, the United States Constitution, and am a staunch supporter of our military and professional law enforcment. I support and defend the rights of all citizens. I oppose abortion, unnatural marriage, Islamic terrorists, Obamacare, and amnesty for illegal aliens. As such you may conclude I have absolutely no use for the immoral, corrupt, and dishonest regime which currently occupies 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
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