First licensed as a Technician and later as a Tech Plus in 1994 (KE4MOU) and earned my 13 wpm General Class license in 1996. Upgraded to Extra Class in 2016. The shack consists of a Kenwood TS-830-S and a Yeasu FT450AT, with a Yaesu FL-2100F Amp. A MFJ Deluxe Versa Tuner 949-E II tunes the G5RV. A Kenwood Dual Band TM-G707 is used for the local repeaters. ALINCO Radios include A DR-130 and DR-605 for mobiles and DJ-580-T and DJ-V5 HT's, as well as a Wouxun KG-UVD1P. A Connect Systems CS-700 Digital HT is for use on the DMR system. I check into the 40, 20 and 80 mtr. nets and am a member of Southcars (7.251). If you are in the Greensboro area you may find me on the W4GG (145.250 with .88 hz tone) repeater which also has Echolink, W4JLH-R, thanks to Bob, W8JFQ. I also share net control duties of the Guilford Amateur Society's "rag chew" net on Wednesday night at 8:45 p.m. local time.
I was a student of the University of North Carolina's Radio and Television Institute in 1960, then enrolled in the Atlanta School of Broadcasting and Electronics. While attending school there,I worked for WYZE (am) as announcer/DJ. Returning to North Carolina the next year, I worked briefly as announcer/DJ at High Point's WNOS (am). In 1961 I accepted a position as DJ at Greensboro's WPET (am)and eventually advanced to program director. In 1963, I was offered the program director's position at cross-town competitor WCOG (am) and worked until 1968 using the air name of "Bob Robin". While working for WCOG as program director/disc jockey, I joined the Greensboro Police Department in 1965 and continued to work part-time at WCOG.
I gave up radio broadcasting in 1968 and concentrated on my law enforcement career. I advanced to the rank of Lieutenant and retired as executive officer of the Criminal Investigation Division in 1995. During my career with the Greensboro PD, I served as a detective in Vice/Narcotics, Sergeant in Tactical Operations, Lieutenant in Field Operations, and Executive Officer/Assistant to the Chief of Police. I was also a member of the Underwater Recovery Team, the Special Response Team (SRT), and an instructor in pursuit driving for the Greensboro Police Academy. I also received the department's Purple Heart and Medal of Valor in 1993 as a result of a shooting incident with a drug dealer.
After retiring from law enforcement, I joined Powers Detective Agency, aka Guilford Investigations, in 1996 as a Licensed Private Investigator, retiring in 2016.
Private Legal Process Server with Gate City Security Agency in Greensboro, NC. I serve civil subpoenas and other legal documents for attorney firms and the general public.
LICENSED: Private Pilot, NC Concealed Weapons Permit, Nationwide Concealed Weapons Permit (Federal LE Act of 2004)
MEMBER: Triad Traveling Tarheels Good Sam Club, Greensboro Police Club-N. C. Law Enforcement Officers Assn.- N.C.Retired Peace Officers Assn.-Aircraft Owners and Pilots Assn.- Guilford Amateur Society-Greensboro Amateur Radio Assn--ARRL-GUILFORD COUNTY ARES/AUXCOM-Piedmont Coastal Repeater Network (PCRN)-North Carolina Association of Private Investigators-Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville Alumni Association, Southern Police Institute Alumni Association , N.C. Chapter, and Guilford College Alumni Association and the Quaker Club which supports the athletic teams.
University of North Carolina Radio TV Institute (1960) Atlanta School of Broadcasting and Electronics (1961) Greensboro Police Academy (1967) Guilford College (1974) Northwestern University Police Management (1979) University of Louisville, Administrative Officers Course: Southern Police Institute (1982)
INTERESTS & HOBBIES: Amateur Radio-Aviation-Basketball-Golf-Ice Hockey (NHL Security for Carolina Hurricane when they were in Greensboro) When time and the budget allow, I enjoy flying out of KHBI in Asheboro, NC. My flying has included trips to various locations in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, the coastal areas of NC and SC, Hilton Head Island and others.
I am a former NASCAR three time short track champion at Caraway & Orange County Speedways, North Carolina. During my twelve years in stock car racing (1980-1992, I also competed at Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, NC and won races at South Boston Speedway in Virginia and competed at Franklin County Speedway, in Virginia.
Thanks for the look-up and 73!
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