THANKS FOR STOPPING BY
I first got licensed in September of 2008. At the time I was on a 2 week leave from my deployment to Kuwait and Iraq. I got interested in getting my license from a buddy I was deployed with, Jack (KR9Q). Jack showed me everything he could about radio and how to obtain the study material in our spare time. When I came back for my leave, my wife asked me what I wanted to do while I was back. I told her, of course, I just want to spend time with the family and that there was a test I wanted to take in Peoria, IL. She thought that was odd that I wanted to take a test on my short time home. I took the test and was not issued my call until I was back overseas. I received the call KC9OJQ.
When I got back from my deployment at the end of January I started the task of getting on the air. Not long after that I Joined the local club (WIARC) and upgraded to General on May of 2009 here in Quincy, Illinois. I waited a year and with a little push from my first contact on the radio and good friend Jim (WB9OTW now N9JI) I upgraded to my Extra in August of 2010. When I upgaded I decided to see what call they would issue me. The FCC gave out AB9XD. I did not much care for this call so I applied for NR9Q and was soon after granted the call. Since then I was managed to put together a meager operating station. Like most new hams I am bouncing everywhere in search of what I enjoy most in the hobby.
Last updated: 01JAN13
Radios: Flex-3000, FT-857D (portable), Icom V8000, RS HTX-242 and FT-8800 (Mobile)
Microphone: Heil Pro Set (HC-5)
Tuner: LDG AT-200Pro
Digital: Signalink USB & VAC
Antennas: Hy-Gain AV-18HT 53ft Vertical
2m Gound Plane
Outbacker Outreach & Perth (Mobile HF soon I hope)
CQ Zone: 4
My QSL preferences: LoTW or eQSL (ag)
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