Benjamin G. 'Ben' Webster
Stuyvesant Falls, NY

QCWA # 38237
N2ROQ - Benjamin G. 'Ben' Webster
First Call: KB2OUR issued in 1992

I live in Stuyvesant Falls, Columbia County, NY. I am a 32 year Volunteer Firefighter (Past Fire Chief) and 33 year Paramedic, so I keep pretty busy. I am a Nationally Certified Firefighter 2, Fire Instructor 2, Fire Investigator, Fire Officer 2, Fire Inspector 1, Incident Safety Officer and Hazardous Materials Technician. I work full time for NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Service's Office of Fire Prevention and Control as a Fire Protection Specialist. My current assignment is with the Special Operations Branch (Hazardous Materials, technical rescue and stuff) My amateur radio hobby has kept me busy at work, I normally work the field communications unit for activations / details, and work closely with our Office of Interoperable & Emergency Communications to maintain Division-wide communications. I am also NYS Credentialed as a Communications Unit Leader (COML) and maybe soon as a COMT... I'm also an Eagle Scout (class of 1984) a life member of the National Eagle Scout Association and the Post Advisor for our Fire Company's Explorer Post (Post 65)

I've been an Amateur Radio Operator since 1992 (originally KB2OUR) I have a Kenwood TM D700A in my vehicle with 2M & 70CM. My QTH has an Icom IC-7100, Yaesu FT-857D and Kenwood TS-940Sat with a Cushcraft A3S on a 25 foot tower, a 160 - 10 vertical, a 6 - 20 Hex Beam on a 30 foot tower, a 10 - 80 OCF dipole and a 10 - 160 OCF dipole, Amertron AL811H amp and Ameritron ALS-1306 amp, Yaesu FT736R (6, 2M, 220, 70 CM) on verticals. I am a life member of the ARRL, a member of the Rip Van Winkle Amateur Radio Society, OMISS Life Member # 8101, 10-10 International Life Member #77270, QCWA Life Member # 38237 and a VE through the ARRL.

April 11, 2020