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I am retired and spend little time in South Dakota. Most of my time is spent in the upper mid-west United States in a 16 foot Scamp Deluxe RV or my late parents’ double wide trailer in Chippewa County, Wisconsin. You may QSL VIA license address or 3605 Co. Hwy N, Colfax, WI 54730 (EN44ew). I will QSL but it may be delayed as I do not always pick up my mail every week.

My introduction to ham radio was in 1962 in a one room country school in rural Wisconsin. Our teacher, K9ZVZ (Dave), set up a Collins KWM-2 in the class room and ran a dipole from the school out to a tree and a piece of playground equipment. We made many contacts from that one room school, but the most memorable was the space center at Cape Canaveral.

I first tested for the novice license but a rules change resulted in my declining that license. I was then licensed on 03 JAN 1977 at the technician level as WD9AGJ and spent the next several years upgrading to advanced level as KE9CS, code was always a struggle and I could not get much beyond the 13 WPM speed. The only reason I am an extra now is the fact that the 20 WPM CW requirement was dropped.

I've spent much of my life as a television broadcast technician at a state network in the upper mid-west and have always enjoyed working with RF transmitters and antennas. I have been given the opportunity to far exceed any of the goals that I had when I started to study electronics and to see things that I never dreamed of.

I enjoy Sky warn involvement (Chippewa C6), fox hunts, experimenting with antennas, ham fests, and Metal detecting. When I am on the road, if the weather is good, I’m out with the metal detectors, if it is raining I’m in the RV playing radio. 

Memberships: Sioux Empire Amateur Radio Club, Chippewa Valley Amateur Radio Club, Red Cedar Repeater Association, Eau Claire Amateur Radio Club, Tri County Repeater Association, American Radio Relay League. Former member of Northern Wisconsin Radio Club (now dissolved), Ten-Ten International [45577].   ( AC0GV is on FACEBOOK)   1751 (1800)

   photos: rohn fk-25, ta-33m, 215-wb, sensar, boondocks, camping, porcelain key . 






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