Note – Picture above is from my 2016 DXpedition to St Lucia with the Buddies in the Caribbean.

I have been blessed to be involved continuously in the Amateur Radio hobby for the last 37 plus years.  I was originally licensed at 16 years old.  Soon after receiving my license, I purchased a Kenwood TS-830S, and the rest was history.

I enjoy CW, Contesting, Chasing DX and a even a little QRP from time to time. Occasionally I will turn on the local DSTAR repeater or work someone on one of the digital modes.  While I enjoy chasing DX and adding to my country total, my first love is CW.

I am married and am the father of four boys and live near Lancaster Ohio with my wife Kristen (KA8YCO).

We live on 3 acres of antenna nirvana (No antenna restrictions).

In the past I have been involved in the administrative part of the hobby as Vice President of the Columbus Amateur Radio Association and Vice President as well as President of the Capitol City Repeater Association.

While my family keeps me busy, I still find time to get on the air several of times a week, either mobile or from the shack.

Please feel free to give me a call if you hear me on the air.


Mike – KI8R