A United States Army Vietnam era veteran, I got my first ham ticket in the mid 1970s. An ARRL Life Member, I regard amateur radio as an enjoyable hobby.
I retired in 2011 from Retired 2011 from IHI Turbo America, an Illinois manufacturer of turbocharger and supercharger products. My current interests extend from the National Traffic System ( NTS), ARES, PACKET, Computers, Weather, 3-D (aerial manuvering) radio controlled airplanes, target shooting, HF Antennas, Motorcycles, the National Hot Rod Association, Shelby County Illinois ARES. SKYWARN. I am an ARRL Volunteer Examiner.
My home page is http://wb9qpm.org/index.html. I also provide Shelbyville, Illinois weather information on a separate site: http://wb9qpm.org/~jim/weather/daily/weather.html. In addition, I am
Net Manager for the Illinois Sideband Net 3.905MHz , 6 p.m. Daily. NTS Traffic Net. All stations welcome, with or without traffic. Check in to the Illinois Sideband Web site http://qsl.net/isn/index.html, the Illinois ARES HF Net 3905(primary) or 7230 KHz, 4:30 p.m. the first and third Sunday of the month; the North Central Phone Net, 3.912MHz at 7 a.m., Monday through Friday. The Illinois Phone Net operates on 3.857MHz , 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday and 3940KHz, 8:a.m. Sunday (Roll call Sunday). All stations are welcome.