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 40 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 a DSTAR, DMR or C4FM radio and 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).

I am currently serving as President of the Capitol City Repeater Association and have served as Vice President of the old Columbus Amateur Radio 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