First licensed in 1973 and have been a pasionate HAM ever since. I work mainly VHF and UHF FM, SSB and D-star. I recently picked up a Yaesu FT 897 HF Radio and hope to have an HF antenna up soon. I have been involved with the D-star almost since its inception and have purchased a Icom repeater and have it running on low power as I am doing the final updats. The gateway is operatiing on the US trust system under the calsign KC9WDW-B, frequency 442.4875 MHZ. I have been pasionate about new modes of comunication and love to do expermental work with two of my next projects being ALE and PSK31. With winter 2013 rappidly approaching I was able to do a rebuild on my tower that has been up for 40 years and replace the antennas with some new ones. I did not get all of the antennas in my garage on the tower as my work schedule and an approaching month long trip to Australia and New Zealand cut me short. This year at Dayton I purchased a Tarheel antenna for my truck to do mobile HF and was quite impressed with the performance. I have since put the Yaesu 897 back in the shack awaiting the funds to purchase an Icom 7100 for mobile HF and D-star. Christmas 2013 got me a sudy guide to upgrade to Extra from my XYL who is already an Extra, so I need to start studying.
I was one of the founding fathers of the W9PVR repeter club in Richland Center and a charter member of the Wisconsin Digital Radio Group (KC9WDW) also in Richland Center Wisconsin. My wife Linda is also a Ham Radio Operator call KC9HHF. We both enjoy amateur radio and frequently go to hamfests together.
My friend Rick N9NYA and myself spent several weeks and returned the first week in December 2013 from a trip to New Zealand. We had the chance to experience Amateur Radio, and comunicate with my XYL via Dstar from some very remote areas of the country using my Icom ID51 handheld. We also had some communications and a personal visit with a local Ham.
My other hobbies include fishing, seaplane flying, boating and canoeing. I spend most of my summer months in Eagle River Wisconsin where we have a cabin. I enjoy the wilderness especally fishing and seaplane flying and have many trips to Alaska and Canida. I operate 2meters and 440 FM and D-star in the airplane with an Icom ID51 dual bander as well as APRS when I travel the continetal US and Alaska for my job. My day job is program manager for the Bonanza/Baron Pilot Training Prgram where I coordinate pilot training for recurent pilots at flight clinics and the training for new owners taking delivery from the factory.
73's and please QSL
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