MICHAEL P COREY
Originally from Kokomo, Indiana. Spent a few years in Oxford, MS for grad school, now residing in Colchester, CT.
I come from a "ham family"; Mom N9NKN, Dad ex-WN9PEY, Grandfather K9MXG (SK), Grandmother ex-KN9FVJ and N9NKM (SK), Uncle K9MXE. With the help of my grandfather and the 807 Club I passed my novice exam in 1988 and was licensed as KB9BTG.
I primarily operate HF CW and Digital Modes. One of these days I may learn to operate phone. Here lately I've been bitten by the FT-8 bug, you can find me on in the morning before work and again in the evening. If you need CT for your WAS on FT-8 let me know, happy to set up a sked. Happiness though is making a QSO! If ya hear me calling give a shout.
Need an extra hand for a contest or expedition send me a note.
Member of the following: ARRL Life Member, Radio Amateurs Canada, Radio Club of America, the Laird Campbell Memorial HQ Operator's Club W1HQ (currently Vice-President), The HQ Doods Recreational Deployment Team, SLARC, University of Mississippi ARC W5UMS (former president and vice-president), Oxford/Lafayette County ARES and former Emergency Coordinator for Lafayette County, Indiana University ARC K9IU (Alumni member and former president), Yankee Clipper Contest Club, 10-10 International #60241, SKCC# 2679T, EPC# 18546, Kokomo Amateur Radio Club, W9GO, and the 807 Club of Kokomo Indiana. Professionally I'm a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers and the Association of Public Safety Communication Officials. I serve as Episcopal Relief & Development Diocesan Disaster Coordinator for the Episcopal Church in Connecticut and President of Connecticut VOAD
Operating achievements: 5 Band DXCC, DXCC, and DXCC Challenge, WAC (Phone, CW, RTTY, 160 meters, and 5 Band), WAZ-mixed, WPX Honor Roll on Mixed, Phone, CW, Digital and WPX Award of Excellence, WAS CW/Phone/Digital and Triple Play, RCC, VUCC on 6 meters from EM54 and FN31, A-1 Operator, and a few contest certificates and plaques.
Portable operations: I often carry portable HF or SAT gear with me on my travels. All portable QSO's are uploaded to LOTW.
Home Station: I use an Elecraft K3/100 at home. The current home antenna farm is under construction, but for the moment I have a G5RV strung up in the trees. Software of choice; N1MM+ for contests, Log4OM for main logging, FL Digi and WSJT-X for digital modes. Keys are a Kent TP1-B, Vibroplex Standard, a J38 and a Speed-X straight key.
The KI1U Shack - Always making improvements...
CWOP: I maintain a home weather station linked to the CWOP network. The weather station is a Davis Vantage Vue and the data output is run through a Raspberry Pi running CumulusMX.
DX Operations - I have operated as CE2/KI1U, 8P9IU, KI1U/VE9 (NA014/NB003), PJ2/W5MPC and CT8/KI1U. Click the call for log search. All QSO's from these operations have been uploaded to LOTW. If you need a card QSL via the bureau or the home call. Direct QSL requests require 2 greenstamps or SASE. Any radio expedition plans are sent to the DX bulletins and can be found on my homepage ki1u.weebly.com
QSL info : I upload all QSO's to LOTW weekly, this is my preferred method of QSLing. All direct requests require an SASE or two greenstamps. If you're not in a hurry the bureau is OK too. I do not use EQSL. I will upload FT-8 QSO's to LOTW once LOTW accepts the mode.
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Former calls and operations: KB9BTG, N9KLB, KF9FY, KF9FY/VE3, AA9GE, PJ2A, PJ2/W5MPC, W5MPC, CT8/KI1U, CU7CRA, KI1U/VE9, XE3IARU, 8P9IU, 8P8T, W1AW/3 (DC), K2D (13 Colonies CT), XR2IARU, CE2/KI1U, MM/KI1U, CG9IU
Field Day operations from - W9PC, W9GO, W5UMS, W1AW, N1ZQ, WA1J, NS1RA.
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