My dad first introduced me to Ham Radio when I was very young. I remember sitting in his lap and on the bench top, listening to him and his Ham Radio friends talking to each other, and listening to Short Wave radio stations from all over the world. Amateur (Ham) Radio is a great, diverse hobby that allows licensees to participate in a wide range of activities ranging from talking with other Hams across town or on the other side of the world. Hams can set up stations that are very simple and inexpensive, to the extremely sophisticated that would rival the capabilities of regular broadcasters. we can communicate with each other by bouncing signals off of the moon or talk to each other through our own satelites! In the event of natural disasters, Ham Radio operators fullfill the important roll of providing initial and emegency communications for a variety of disaster services when other forms of communications fail or are overwhelmed.
I am a member of the American Radio Relay League and the Mike & Key Amateur Radio Club. I am currently putting my fixed station back on the air. Most of the equipment has been brought out of storage and tested. My current station consists of a Kenwood TS-850S/AT, a Heathkit HW-101, and an ICOM IC-730 for the HF bands. For VHF/UHF I am using an ICOM IC-208H. For antennas, I have a Cushcraft R-5 and a shortened 80 Meter vertical. For VHF/UHF I have a dual band vertical. I plan to put up some 40/80 Mtr Dipoles, and a tower and beam for 10-20Mtrs. When I go camping, I usually bring the primary base station rig and get on the air. Additionally, I enjoy mobile HF operating with my mobile set up. I hope that you will enjoy the rest of my web page and if you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me via