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