KS8W - David B. 'Brian' Rockhold KS8W

David B. 'Brian' Rockhold
Bellefontaine, OH

QCWA # 27461

Married for 40 years to JoEllen, KU8G. We previously owned and operated the family flower business, Middlesworth Flowers in West Mansfield. In 2009, I suffered a heart attack requiring emergency quadruple coronary artery by-pass surgery. Due to health and finances, we have since given up the business and downsized to apartment living. I currently work part-time delivering pizza for Donato's Pizza, in Bellefontaine, OH. I previously was a respiratory therapist (CRT/CRTT) for 20 years. I am now getting back on 2 meters/440, just purchased a couple of HT's, the Quansheng TG-UV2 and Baofeng UV3R for JoEllen and myself. Not much chance to have an HF station in the apartment. I am a Life member of ARRL and QCWA, first licensed in 1970. JoEllen does babysitting, for our grandchildren, and does sewing and embroidery.

Other hobbies are riding rollercoasters and thrill rides, Amusement Parks, and photographing Covered Bridges and Lighthouses. We have appeared on two different Discovery Channel Programs, "More Top Ten Coasters" and "The World's Largest Amusement Park", Travel Channel, National Geographic Channel, A&E Channel, and numerous local news programs concerning rollercoasters. We have ridden over 300 different rollercoasters, and visited about 60 different amusement parks. (Yes,I can ride rollercoasters after the heart surgery, but I do stay away from the rough riding ones due to continued chest soreness from the surgery) We enjoy traveling as much as possible.

We have two daughters, Chelsea, KD8FJU, and Christie, KD8FJT. Chelsea is married to Chase Stierhoff (W8CRS) and has our first grandson and granddaughter, Christopher and Caroline. Christie is married to Adam Brannon giving us two more grandsons, Jackson and Thomas.

March 4, 2015