I have been interested in radio since the 1970's. I was an avid shortwave listener as a teenager and while on active duty in the US Air Force during the 1980's. That passion for radio brought be into the ham radio community in 1991.
I first became licensed as a Technician in October of 1991 and I was active on 2 and 6 Meters SSB. In 1994 I was awarded VUCC #648 for 50 MHz under my old callsign N9MSS. Six Meters was truly a "Magic Band" for me and I had lots of fun chasing those Grid Squares.
I am active on HF from 80 through 2 meters. I frequent the Corn Cob Net, Midcars, the 68 Group, the Freewheelers Net and the ARFCOM Net.
I achieved DXCC #48,049 in October of 2013 and have worked 244 entities with 225 confirmed.
I also enjoy working the HF digital modes. PSK31, JT65, JT9 and RTTY are my favorite digital modes.
I am a memeber of US Air Force MARS in the North Central Division. If you would like to know more about MARS click the link.http://www.afmars.org/mars1.shtml
I am a 35 year veteran of law enforcement and currently serve as a Deputy Sheriff for a small agency in Southwestern Illinois.
My other hobbies include computers, hunting and the shooting sports.
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