K9WX Amateur Radio
A Bit of History   In 9th grade, I joined the radio club at Test Junior High School in Richmond, IN.  I joined because my friends were joining.  I didn’t have much interest in radio. One of the requirements of membership was learning Morse Code.  I couldn’t.  Maybe the fact that I never studied in order to learn it was part of my problem.  Within a few weeks I was booted from the radio club.  So, even then, I was no stranger to failure. Fast forward to 1984.  I became the staff advisor to a student organization at Purdue University that included a ham radio club, W9CLY.  My interest in radio was rekindled but I did not have the time then to pursue it.  I found the time in 1993 and was first licensed as N9UXK, a Technician Plus.  I soon upgraded to General Class, then Advanced (KF9WX) and earned an Extra Class license in 1994.  I acquired the K9WX vanity callsign in 1996. I’m interested in a number of facets of ham radio but, historically, my greatest interest is contesting.  I also chase some DX if it doesn’t get in the way of a good contest.  My antennas are limited so I favor domestic contests and work mostly CW and RTTY events.  I usually operate SO2R during a contest to help maximize my score. I retired from Purdue in July 2014 after a 37 year career and am looking forward to being able to spend more time in the shack.
Contact Info: Tim Gennett, K9WX 1914 Arrowhead Drive West Lafayette, IN 47906 USA County: Tippecanoe Grid: EN60 CQ Zone: 4   IARU Zone: 8 TimK9WX at geemail dot com QSL: Direct, Buro or LOTW
The highly sought-after K9WX QSL card.  You can QSL direct, via Buro or via LOTW.
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