K1KU - Darrel L. Daley K1KU

Darrel L. Daley
Putney, VT

QCWA # 31784
Chapter 146

I was first licensed in 1978 in Alaska as WL7ADU, then quickly became KL7DN. I got my Extra ticket around 1985 and my vanity call, K1KU, in 1998.

I was the band director in Chugiak, Alaska at Chugiak Jr/Sr High School from 1964 to 1983. My wife Marion and I retired to the bucolic village of Putney, Vermont in 1983 where we still reside.

My main Ham radio interest is chasing DX and contesting but I'm also actively involved in the VT RACES program and take part in 4-5 drills annually.

I have been a NCS for the Green Mountain Net since 1983.

My station consists of a Yaesu FT-2000D, an Ameritron ALS 1300 linear, and a Force12 C-4 beam at 50' plus some wire antennas. I have an ICOM 7000 for a backup rig and a Yaesu FT-857D and a Sidekick for mobile operations.

My YL and I love to travel. We were in Japan in August of 2002 and visit Alaska every other year. We did two cruises in 2005, one of them being the QCWA convention cruise from Seward, Alaska to Vancouver, BC. We did a Norwegian Cruise Lines cruise in HI in January of 2007. We were in Japan in 2010. We'll also met some local Hams and sopped up the beautiful Hokkaido scenery.

We visited Alaska again in 2012 for more cruising and to visit friends. We also made our third visit to Japan. Our shared belief is that if we don't spend it now, then our kids definitely will after we're out of the picture.

I belong to the Yankee Clipper Contest Club and am a volunteer worker for the W1 Incoming QSL Bureau. I am also the VP of the West River Radio Club, edit their newsletter, and organize our Field Day effort. I also teach club classes and serve as a VE.

ARRL Life Member
FISTS #5173
Yankee Clipper Contest Club
Green Mountain Net
Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society (ARLHS)
Active member of the West River Radio Club (www.westriverradio.org)

"Life may not be the party that we had hoped for, but while we're here we may as well dance."

73 de Darrel

June 17, 2015