While residing in Pennsylvania I was first licensed in high school (1974? or 1975?) as WN3ZHT. As a senior in high school we moved to up state New York where my call was changed to KA2OUK. In Germany with the US Army my Novice Ticket timed out. I got married and raised a family. In January of 2009 I decided to return to ham radio, and in April of 2009 I passed the technicians test in Salem Oregon. March of 2010 I passed the General class test in Dallas Oregon.

I am a member of the ARRL (Amateur Radio Relay League), SARC (Salem Amateur Radio Club), MCARES (Marion County Amateur Radio Emergency Service), The Veterans of Foriegn Wars of the United States (VFW) Post 661 and the Military Order of the Cootie (MOC) Pup Tent 6 and the Salem Evangelical Church (SEC)

2010 - 2011 President of the Salem Amateur Radio Club (SARC).
2011 - 2013 SARC Board Member.

2012 - 2013 Senior Vice Commander of VFW Post 661