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Blog

Check out my blog. I write mostly about ham radio topics that interest me, including traffic handling and SKYWARN.

Aviation

N34894 in flightThe aircraft in the photo belongs to a friend (N9QYQ) but that's me in the pilot seat. I have a private pilot, aircraft, single-engine, land (PP-ASEL) certificate. I occasionally operate aeronautical mobile from N34894, a 1974 Cessna 177B Cardinal.

I am also webmaster for the Glenn Curtiss Historical Society.

Amateur Radio

I was first licensed in March, 1973 as a Novice and the FCC assigned call sign WN9MDS to me. In December, 1974, I upgraded to a General Class license and my call sign changed to WB9MDS. In Novemer, 2009, I upgraded to an Extra Class license. In March, 2010, the FCC issued me W9LW.

I'm a fairly active SKYWARN® weather spotter and am registered with spotternetwork.org. In 2012 I became Quadrant Leader for Quadrant 2 of IMO SKYWARN.

I also enjoy HF rag chewing, DXing, contesting and traffic handling. My HF rig is a Yaesu FT-450 feeding 100 watts into a G5RV antenna.

In 2011, I was thrilled to earn my first DXCC award, working all 100 stations with 100 watts and a G5RV antenna.

Other Activities

I am a former volunteer emergency medical technician and firefighter. I was a member of a disaster medical assistance team (DMAT) affilitiated with the U.S. National Disaster Medical System (NDMS). I responded with the team to assist the victims of Hurricanes Andrew in southern Florida and Marilyn in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

My XYL (N9XKU) and I enjoy ballroom dancing. Although we do not compete, we enjoy watching competitions and sometimes volunteer to help operate competitions. Several times a month we attend social ballroom dances in our area.

We also enjoy cross-country (nordic) skiing when there's enough snow here. I also am a low-level intermediate downhill (alpine) skier (N9XKU does not enjoy downhill, but fortunately, N9RYM joins me on day trips to Michigan ski hills).

N9XKU and I are members of Trinity Church, a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA). I am an elder (ordained lay leader).

Memberships

American Radio Relay League logo Fort Wayne Radio Club logo Allen County Amateur Radio Technical Society logo
Allen County Amateur Radio
Technical Society
Quarter Century Wireless Association logo
#35002
Skywarn logo
Quadrant 2 Leader,
IMO SKYWARN
National Traffic System Logo
Official Relay Station
Straight Key Century Club logo
#6222
FISTS CW Club logo
#14692

10-10 International Tencat logo

Ten-Ten International #76669

American Radio Relay League logo

A1 Operator Club

American Radio Relay League logo

DX Century Club

#44,607 (Mixed)

#12,895 (CW)

#40,457 (Phone)

Trinity Church logo

Glenn Curtiss Historical Society logo

     
Jay Farlow W9LW  earned this certificate in the 2010 RAC Winter Contest   Jay Farlow, W9LW, earned this certificate in the 2010 ARRL 10-meter contest   Jay Farlow, W9LW, earned this cerficiate in the 2011 ARRL International DX Contest for placing first in Indiana in the low-power, CW, single-operator, assisted category
  Indiana QSO Party 2011 certificate   Jay earned first place in the Indiana section in the 2012 IARU HF World Championship, single operator, mixed mode, low power category

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - W9LW
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KC9UNL 2017-10-30 80M CW EN50ub United States Curt
CO3JK 2017-10-29 30M CW EL82wx Cuba Jav
WA9ZDC 2017-10-29 40M CW EN63bd United States Swart
TI7/K5SGE 2017-10-29 17M CW United States Phillip
W1FOX 2017-10-29 20M CW EL96tb United States Brian
K5MP 2017-10-28 20M CW EL96vj United States Mike
F6HKA 2017-10-28 12M CW JN05ot France Bert
K3EW 2017-10-25 80M CW FM19jd United States Phil
KG4IKQ 2017-10-25 80M CW EM85xq United States Jim
K4BAI 2017-10-25 80M CW EM72mm United States John
WB9HFK 2017-10-25 80M CW EN50vb United States Mark
KM4FO 2017-10-25 80M CW EM67fi United States Dwight
K8KUF 2017-10-25 80M CW EN72OS48 United States Tom
W4HAY 2017-10-25 80M CW EM86tm United States Frank
K8AG 2017-10-25 80M CW EN82lm United States John

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