Welcome to my ham radio blog, a personal journal of my adventures and misadventures in this hobby. Licensed since 1977, I’ve sampled and enjoyed most of its facets, from spark to space. More than forty years down this road, I’m still just a CW enthusiast not so far removed from my Novice days.

I live in Muncie, Indiana (EN70he) along with my wife. We have four adult children who are long gone from home, but now we enjoy four grandchildren. With the kids departure we downsized considerably and though I don’t have a large lot, there are no antenna restrictions here and one small room in the house is dedicated to my obsession - the shack.

I’m a Life Member of the ARRL and am also a member of AMSAT-NA, AMSAT-UK, and the Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC).

I belong to various smaller clubs though most have faded from the scene. Others, like the Straight Key Century Club continue to hold my attention. I’m SKCC #3383T.

I’ve become lousy at keeping up with paper QSLing. I log each and every HF contact and immediately upload to LoTW and Club Log. But if you send me a card in the mail it’s likely to remain in a pile for a long time before I respond. If you want my card I’m happy to send it to you, no SASE required, just plenty of patience.

Thanks for visiting, hope to meet you on the bands one day soon!

73 de Jeff, KE9V

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