KE9V is my amateur radio call sign that also serves as a short and unique domain name. Licensed and active continuously since 1977 (ex WD9GCT, N9AVG), I've explored many of the interesting facets of radio afforded by this hobby - from spark to space!
An engineer, more than 40 winters at the coalface, I recently retired and eagerly look forward to a long and productive third act of life.
My current operating interests are almost entirely HF oriented, casual DX chasing and contesting, primarily using CW. The station is modest, an IC-7610 with a multi-band vertical (20-6) and wire antennas for the lower bands. I enjoy operating from the field and more often than not that "field" is my own backyard where I frequently deploy battery-powered QRP gear including a KX3 and a Lab599 TX-500 transceiver among others.
While I consider myself a casual operator, I take seriously the DX Code of Conduct and encourage others to do the same.
I live near the city of Muncie in East Central Indiana, the seat of Delaware County, in grid square EN70. My contact and QSL information is good on QRZ.
I'm a Life Member of ARRL and QCWA. I'm also a member of GQRP, INDEXA, NCDXF, QRP-ARCI, and the Radio Amateurs of Canada.
The 2022 Sable Island CY0S DXpedition has been approved for October/November, exact dates will be determined by Parks Canada and announced at that time. DX'ers worldwide who need Sable Island are encouraged to make a donation to help make this DXpedition a reality!
I've been enjoying ultra-light contesting this year. Mostly Sprints and State QSO Parties. I'm not terribly competitive about it, but I do find it fun and good opportunity for practice and to test various hardware, antennas, techniques, etc. Additional details are available in my station log.