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.(Echolink W9AIU)
I achieved DXCC #48,049 (mixed) in October of 2013. I also enjoy working the HF 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.
***Update*** Currently working for Emerson Electric in Corporate Security as of June 2017.
Sadly retirement didn't stick the first time, but there is always hope that it will again in time for Solar Cycle 25.
My other hobbies include computers, hunting and shooting sports.