ROBERT J YOUNG
5 Band DXCC achieved 02-25-2017 #8713
I have been interested in radio since the 1970's. I was an avid shortwave listener as a teenager and while on active duty in the US Air Force during the 1980's. That passion for radio brought me into the ham radio community in 1991.
I first became licensed as a Technician in October of 1991. I was most active on 2 and 6 Meters SSB. In 1994 I was awarded VUCC #648 for 50 MHz under my old callsign N9MSS. Six Meters was truly a "Magic Band" for me and I had lots of fun chasing those Grid Squares.
CurrentlyI am active on HF from 80 through 2 meters. Most mornings you can find me on the Egyptian Radio Club repeater on 146.760 MHz.
I achieved DXCC #48,049 (mixed) in October of 2013. I also enjoy working the HF digital modes. PSK31, JT65, JT9 and RTTY are my favorite digital modes.
I retired in September of 2015 after working 36 years in law enforcement. To all of my brothers and sisters still working, I wish you Godspeed and good luck in these perilous times.
My other hobbies include computers, hunting and shooting sports.