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My name is Bill Atkinson and I live in Indianapolis, IN. I received my initial ticket at the Marion County Ham Fest on July 11th, 1999. I upgraded to General on June 30th, 2012 and Amateur Extra on October 13th, 2012. On January 17th, 2013, I was appointed as an ARRL Technical Specialist by Lou Everett SR (WA5LOU) ARRL Section Manager, Indiana Section.  I'm also an ARRL VE and a Laurel VE.

I became interested in amateur radio while growing up in my grandfather's television repair shop. My grandfather also had an interest in amateur radio but, due to declining health, was never able to take the examination.

I love this hobby for its variety. There is always something new to discover or try. Here are just a few things I've been involved with: Packet, APRS, repeater building/ownership, DSTAR, HF Phone, PSK31, JT65.

My shack includes the following:

  • Ten-Tec Omni VII
  • Yaesu FT-950
  • MFJ-929 Tuner
  • SignaLink USB
  • Icom ID-880H
  • Alinco DR-235
  • Yaesu FT-7100
  • Kenwood TK-981 for 33cm
  • Davis Vantage Vue Weather Station

Antennas include (I live in a restricted housing complex):

  • End-fed matchbox antenna for 6m-40m run from the corner of my house to a tree in the front yard
  • Alpha Delta DX-EE mounted in the attic
  • Slinky Dipole also mounted in the attic

Mobile Operation (Jeep):

  • ​Icom IC-706MKII
  • SignaLink USB
  • Icom IC-2820
  • Kenwood TK-981
  • TYT TH-9000
  • Alinco DR-135TP

Mobile Operation (Murano):

  • Icom IC-880H
  • Kenwood TK-981

Portable Operation:

  • Icom IC-718
  • LDG IT-100 Tuner

​I also use a variety of HT's

  • Motorola XPR 6580
  • Motorola MTX9250
  • EF Johnson 5100
  • Icom ID-51A
  • Alinco DJ-G29
  • Yaesu FT-51R
  • Kenwood TH-F6A
  • Wouxun KG-UV6D

Off the air, I work for as a network engineer for a global pharmaceutical/diagnostic company. I also have served in local law enforcement since 1995 holding various ranks including that of lieutenant. My most recent assignment as the assistant training commander teaching such topics as TASER, Monadnock Baton, Close Quarter Combat and Emergency Vehicle Operations.

Hobbies other than amateur radio include motorcycle riding and collecting/restoring vintage computers. I ride a 2003 100th Anniversary Harley Davidson Road King. In terms of vintage computers, I have an original Tandy 1000, a Tandy 1000TX, a Tandy 1000TL/2, an Apple IIgs and a Commodore 128. Many of these machines I used growing up and even ran a BBS from the Tandy platform back in the days of FidoNet.

Please stop by my website: http://www.nf9k.net/

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