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Greetings friends! 

-Originally licensed 4/9/1998, age 15
-Upgraded to General 6/7/2005
-Amateur Extra effective as of 11/9/2017

-President of Hoosier Hills Ham Club W9QYQ, Bedford, IN (www.w9qyq.org) (2018) 

-100 Watts and a Wire (100WAAW) ID # 2191 (www.100wattsandawire.com)

QSL Via LOTW, Cards, eQSL, or QRZ logbook....LOTW Preferred. I update my QRZ Logbook immediately from LOTW after I do my LOTW uploads. To those that have sent cards, I've still not made mine up and printed them, but I WILL QSL you back as soon as I get that done! (Seriously, though, I need to get this done!)

Current (functional) rigs:

  • Kenwood TS-140S (HF)
  • Icom IC-208H (2m/70cm) mobile (Currently experiencing issues due to a coffee mug incident while mobile...)
  • Icom IC-2100H (2m) mobile (in car)
  • Yaesu FT-65R HT (2m/70cm), mostly used for ARDF and fox hunts
  • Baofeng UV5-RAX  HT (2m/70cm), not used too often.
  • BTech UV-5X3 HT (2m/1.25m/70cm), bought just so I'd have something that could do 222MHz
  • Kenwood TR-2500 (2m), old HT from 1982, converted to run on 9volt batteries.

I love fox hunting. Our local club has a group of about 8 that enjoy hunting 2m signals once a month. I also enjoy experimenting with VHF FM Simplex, chatting up new folks mobile on 2m and up, and once I get a few other high cost projects done outside the hobby, I intend to experiment with VHF SSB and CW...those all mode rigs don't come cheaply for VHF+...

I lurk on the 146.73 repeater in Bedford, IN, particularly in mornings and evening drive times.  I utilize 146.42 FM Simplex as well when it is feasible. I also call CQ on 146.52 whereever I may be mobile, and I keep it in scan, and monitor it often when at home. 

On HF I generally run FT8/JT65/JT9 with WSJT-X on any band I have an antenna up for...most commonly found on 40, 30, and 17 through 10 meters at present, via a home-made 40m dipole, 17m resonant dipole, and Solarcon A99 vertical. I'm pretty much "paper chasing" right now using FT8/WSJT-X, which is a great tool for earning those various awards.

Want a sked? Hit me up! Enjoy making new friends via this hobby. Technical minds make for interesting people.

Here's a picture of my modest HF setup...it does the job well enough for me:

I also have, for many years, maintained a website known as "The Backwood Realm", where I post various technical and opinion writings from time to time. It's fairly dormant today, but lots of old writings to read: check it out at home.backwoodrealm.com.

I also run a classic dial-up type bulletin board system that is accessible via telnet since 2008. Telnet to bwrbbs.ddns.net and create an account, be sure to check out the DOVE-Net Ham Radio conference in the message menu. It is also accessible via home.backwoodrealm.com from a web browser that is flash-compatible. A great client designed for modern BBSing is Syncterm, you can download it here: http://syncterm.bbsdev.net/

I'm a computer programmer by trade, and enjoy working in the IT industry in general. I have written many different kinds of software and complex web applications in my career, and as a hobby from time to time. I started out in QuickBASIC and Pascal, today I code in many languages, most commonly MS .NET languages, TSQL, PHP, Javascript, and web development stuff like HTML5/CSS. Starting to learn C++ quite seriously as well.

Hope to catch you on the air soon!

73 DE Tim, KB9SNL

(Last Updated 1/16/18)

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United States Counties Award#5945
Granted: 2017-02-09 00:24:02   (KB9SNL)

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Grid Squared Award#14259
Granted: 2016-10-31 15:26:02   (KB9SNL)

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