About W9CHA

I used to be heavily involved with ARES in Lake and Marion Counties and in the Northern Florida ARES section of Florida. I also worked with several Hams at the Marion Emergency Radio Team, the MCSO emergecy section, installing the three D-Star repeaters in Marion county some 15 yeas ago.

But, at 78, my better half (KK4JEN) and I have decided that I should back off of being so involved with EMS.  It’s someone elses turn for all the EMS stuff. But, I do stay informed about what is happening by attending the ARES/MERT meeting once a month at the EOC.

Just for me and the hobby, I have two ICOM ID-51a Plus 2 D-Star HT’s that I connect to local vhf/uhf D-Star and analog repeaters, along with the two Zumspots I have and monitor REF030C and REF037C.

I have a Yaesu FT-70D for use locally and on a Zumspot for Fusion. It also can be used with a Signalink USB for Winlink.

I have a Yaesu FT-2980 VHF mobile I use for a base station. It also can be used with a Signalink USB for Winlink.

I have a Yaesu FT-6000 I use as my base station for local repeaers.

I have TYT HT for use with Zumspots for DMR, but I rarily use it.

I have 2 Yaesu FT-65 HT’s I take with me when I leave my home.

See you down the log.