I've always had an interest in radio, in the 70's worked CB band when it was in it's heyday. The Public Safety bands while working with the Fire Department and Sheriff's Office. So finally in November 2010 I obtained my Tech license, upgraded to General in December 2010 and finally upgraded to Extra Class on November 28, 2012.
I have 32 years service in Public Safety. 32 years in the Fire Service: Xenia Township Fire - December 1979 until I retired at the end of March 2012, as the Fire Administrator
21 years in the Law Enforcement: Greene County Sheriff's Office - 1981 to 2002, retired as Chief Deputy
I currently have the following radio equipment.
Digital Mode Set-up
Yaesu FT-450 w/ LDG YT-450 tuner ( Yaesu MD-100 Desk Mic when used for Phone )
Primary mode worked is JT65 along with some PSK31, RTTY
Icom IC-756Pro II
Phone and Digital
Flex 3000 SDR
Yaesu FT-897D with the FB-30 power supply, LDG AT-897 Antenna Tuner and a Alpha Antenna's Mulit-band portable antenna.
Kenwood TM-V71 Dual Band -used as a base station
I enjoy working some of the ARRL and CQ HF contests. Can be found working digital mode, mainly JT65, RTTY and some PSK31 or chasing DX on SSB. On occassion I will check into a OMISS net.
For QSO confirmation I log to QRZ.com, eQSL and LoTW and upon request will send a QSL Card. No SASE required, you send me a card I will send one back.
ARRL - DX Century Club: (Mixed Mode) - April, 2014
Member of DARA (Home of Dayton Hamvention ), Miami Valley Mesh Alliance
DARA Board of Director
DARA Membership Chair
DARA Marketing/ Travel Team Chair
Laurel Volunteer Examineer serving with DARA
ARRL Official Observer
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Serve on the Dayton Hamvention Committee
2012 -Assistant Chair for Inside Exhibits, Dayton Hamvention
2013 - Assistant Chair with Boothtracker, Dayton Hamvention
2014 - Assistant Chair, DARA Membership, Dayton Hamvention
2015 to Present - Chair, DARA Membership, Dayton Hamvention
2016 to Present - Chair, DARA Marketing/ Travel Teams
2016 - Tokyo Ham Fair Team Leader, DARA & Dayton Hamvention
2016/2017 - DARA Board of Directors: Jr. Trustee
Toyko Big Sight - Location of the JARL HamFest
2015 Dayton Amateur Radio Assoc. and Dayton Hamvention Booth at the 2015 JARL HamFest.
Served as a member of the Dayton Team
KinKaku ( The Golden Pavilion ) Rokuon-ji Temple
One of the few sites able to visit during our trip.
- I will LISTEN, and LISTEN, and then LISTEN again before calling.
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