Hello, my name is Jim Hull and my call sign is W9JGH!
I was first licensed in June 2012 as KC9WFY. A couple of months later I upgraded to General and in September 2012, got the vanity call sign of KW9JGH. At the Dayton Hamvention in May 2013, I upgraded to Extra and dropped the K in my prefix. Now just W9JGH. And before you ask, I am a "no code" Extra.
My QTH is 16 miles west of Chicago in a town called Brookfield. Here I have a small suburban lot and a modest station consisting of a KIO Hex Beam at about 20 feet on my garage and a Butternut HF9. For HF I have an Icom 7610 and for a backup radio a Kenwood TS-2000 that also serves as my 2 meter, 70 centimeter and 23 centimeter radio. I also have a Kenwood TK-630 for 33 centimeters and a Btech GMRS-50X1 for GMRS. And yes, I have a Radio Shack TRC-449 for 11 meter.
I work a lot of FT8 & FT4 DX. I also enjoy contesting but with my modest station, I am not very successful. As you may have figured out from the above statements, I am very much into trying all different things ham radio related. I joined several clubs and enjoy the camaraderie and social aspect of ham radio clubs.
I am the past president of The Chicago Suburban Radio Association and the web master for this page as well as several other clubs.