Ham Radio - KO9T
In 1960, when I was 17 years old, and in the 12th grade, I was first licensed by the FCC as Amateur Radio Station, KN9VQM. I worked 26 states and three countries using a 25 watt home-brewed transmitter and a Hallicrafters S-38D receiver.
I entered the U.S. Army Signal Corps in 1961, and after graduating from the Army's Southeastern Signal School in Fort Gordon, Georgia, I was stationed in Camp Humphrey's, Korea. I was able to operate the MARS station, HL9KO and worked many stateside hams using the station's BC-610 and a 5kw amplifier into a rhombic on 20 meters.
In 1980, I was re-licensed as, KA9GNW. In the succeeding years, I rapidly advanced through Novice, Technician, General, Advanced Class licenses. Finally in 1982, I earned the Extra Class call-sign of, KO9T.
Jim has written several ham related software programs for the PC under the name "EC Software", the most popular being: "BEAMHEAD" and "CWTUTOR".
Nov 22, 2004