Life Member of ARRL, AMSAT-NA and QCWA.
AMSAT-NA Operations VP (1980s). See http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/index.php for current AMSAT web pages. See http://www.ka9q.net/newsletters.html for Phil Karn's archive of early AMSAT publications. Hosted 1989 AMSAT Annual Meeting and Space Symposium in Des Moines.
Amateur Radio High Altitude Ballooning (ARHAB) with Central Iowa Technical Society (CITS) HABET flights 1993-1994 and with Iowa State University HABET flights 1995-present. See http://sites.google.com/site/ssclisu/ for current ISU HABET program (High Altitude Balloon Experiments in Technology). See http://www.arhab.org/ for much more ARHAB information.
Participated with CITS VHF contesting stations in rare Iowa grid squares during 1980s and 90s and with early CITS packet radio networking across Iowa in the 1980s.
Upgraded to K9JPR in 1958.
Photograph from summer of 1959 between junior and senior years at Stephen Decatur High School.
Heathkit DX-100 transmitter
Heathkit AT-1 transmitter upper left
National NC-109 receiver
Hammarlund HQ-120 receiver
November 19, 2014