A good cigar at the cabin …

   It is mostly a winter hobby for me. Bluegrass & traditional music, (I play guitar and a little mandoline), shooting sports and Jeeping take up the summer. I taught the electronics programs at the local vocational school and community college. I worked at the Intermediate School District as the computer network administrator and telecommunications technician to pay the bills, retired July 1, 2015. My wife is also an amateur, W8AMA.

The kids are grown and married and I now have four grand daughters and one grandson. My son-in-law Mike got the bug and is now an Extra Class W8MO, my daughter Anne just got her vanity call K8AKO, and my grand daughter Elaina K8HYP.

 I am a Vietnam vet, I was in the USAF, and the Michigan Air National Guard, finished up as a Major O-4.

After 10 years I achieved WAS 160 Meters #1613. 

 First place, Michigan Section, CQ World Wide 160 Meter SSB multiple operator 6 times.

United States Air Force MARS Group 53 Communicator of the Quarter (4th Quarter)

United States Air Force MARS Group 53 Communicator Of The Year 2021

Unites States Air Force Mars 5th Wing Communicator Of The Year 2021