Originally Licensed as Novice -WN9OAG in February, 1974 as a freshman in High School. Upgraded to Tech in 1975 as WB9OAG. Passed General in 1978 as a Freshman in College, got Advanced ticket later that year.
Earned Amateur Extra License in 1986 and received the call NM9P.
Contesting (160M - 144 Mhz),
Rag-Chewing with my friends,
Remote operation of the 6500 using VPN connections and/or my iPad via Parallels Access,
ESSB, Audio experimentation,
Packet, PSK31, RTTY, SSTV, and other digital modes,
Mikes: Heil PR-22UT, Electrovoice EV-664, various boom headsets (commercial and homebrew), and hand mikes
Tennadyne T-11 at 38 ft on Rohn 45G (installed July 20, 2015)
80 Meter Offset Fed Dipole (or whatever wire antenna I am playing with now....)
Homebrew 33 ft. Elevated Vertical (8 ft. above ground with 4 sets of radials)
Cushcraft A144-10T (10 elements vertical/10 elements horizontal) at 45 ft.
Inverted 'L' on 160 (when in season)
Equipment Dream List: (If I ever inherit a bundle)
Eventually looking for a good KW amp for 160-6 Meters
Amateur Radio Awards earned recently:
DXCC - (I have 100+ on 5 bands - 40, 20, 17, 15, 10 Meters. Have 100+ on both SSB & CW)
WAS - (Have all 50 states on 5 bands - 80, 40, 30, 20, 15 meters. Only need AK & HI on 160. I am 5 short on 15 meters. I need 14 more on 10 meters, and 25 on 12, where I haven't done much.)
I have placed First place in Indiana or 9th Call area in several contests, most often in the Single Operator, Low Power, Asisted category. I will post a list later. Hopefully there will be more to come now that my new antenna is up and running.
Received an award from Flex Radio as one of their most helpful "Elmers" helping teach others about SDR.
Other interests not directly related to Ham radio:
Linux (Mint, Mepis, others );
RC Model Aviation
Music and Guitar, Songwriting, building guitar effects boxes,
forming a worship band at the church where I am pastor.
Professional Information: I am a United Methodist Pastor, currently serving at Christ United Methodist Church in Washington, Indiana.
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