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Hello! In 2018 I am participating in the ARRL's International Grid Chase. My home grid square is CM87. However, I expect to travel from time to time during the year and to be active on the radio from other grid squares, primarily using FT8 and voice. So if you too are chasing grids, please don't refrain from answering my CQ just because you've worked my callsign before.

My involvement with ham radio began relatively late in my life. Since 1999 I have been a volunteer in the public safety department of the local regional park district, patrolling trails with a two-way radio that uses public-safety frequencies licensed to that agency, and I find assisting with responses to injured or lost park visitors to be the most rewarding part of the job. In 2006, I overcame some procrastination and obtained neighborhood emergency response training under the CERT program of my city's fire department. Obtaining an amateur license seemed an obvious next step. I passed exam element 2 in October 2006, elements 1 and 3 in January 2007, and reached Amateur Extra Class by passing element 4 in July 2007.

The accompanying photo shows the HF antenna (left) and the VHF/UHF antenna (right) at my home. The HF antenna is a GAP Titan DX vertical; the feed point is 22 feet above ground level and about 1480 feet above sea level. The VHF/UHF antenna is the Diamond X50A. I use a Buddistick vertical for portable HF operations.


Previously: KI6GFT


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