I'm also known as KF8QL, which is my amateur radio callsign. Amateur radio (also called Ham Radio) is a combination of technical
aspects, and public service aspects. I've always loved experimenting with electronics, and building things - amateur radio gives me
lots of fun in those areas. I also enjoy volunteering for the Red Cross, and other organizations that need communication in times of
disaster. The powerful thing about amateur radio in a disaster, is that we can operate without any infrastructure. With a battery, a
radio, and a simple antenna, I can talk around the state, or around the world.
Antenna come in all
sizes. On the left is a
my large antenna for the
HF radio bands covering
14-30MHz. On the right
is my VHF tower which
has multiple antennas
Working at the Grand Rapids River
Bank run as a volunteer on the course
Radio Contesting as a Rover Station
in the 2011 June VHF Contest.