Hamshack Hotline Ext. 12454
OMISS Num. 12933
Feld Hell Num. 6777
DMR ID 3181067

Howdy, KEØTCF here.

I am an Extra class amateur radio operator in Kearney, Nebraska.

I have recently passed my General and Amateur Extra exams in late 2020. My primary HF antenna is my home-built Off-Center Fed Dipole, good from 80m up to around 10m. I am a new dad, so my radio time is limited, but I hope to try out as many things in radio as I possibly can! I enjoy digital modes, phone, and I'm working on learning morse code! My goal with this hobby is to try to sample as much of it as I can, trying as many things as possible before settling so that I know what all is out there!

You can learn more about me and what I get up to outside of amateur radio, and see my other projects at my personal website!

The Radio Amateur's Code
The Radio Amateur is
  • CONSIDERATE...He/[She] never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.
  • LOYAL...He/[She] offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, the IARU Radio Society in his/[her] country, through which Amateur Radio in his/[her] country is represented nationally and internationally.
  • PROGRESSIVE...He/[She] keeps his/[her] station up to date. It is well-built and efficient. His/[Her] operating practice is above reproach.
  • FRIENDLY...He/[She] operates slowly and patiently when requested; offers friendly advice and counsel to beginners; kind assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the marks of the amateur spirit.
  • BALANCED...Radio is a hobby, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.
  • PATRIOTIC...His/[Her] station and skills are always ready for service to country and community.
- adapted from the original Amateur's Code, written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928


I live in Kearney, Nebraska, a community of about 30,000 people, located along the Platte River in Buffalo County. I moved here after getting married in 2019, so I'm relatively new to the community, but my wife is a Kearney native. Originally, I grew up about an hour away in Aurora, just east of Grand Island.

I am an active member of the Midway Amateur Radio Club (W0KY) here in Kearney. I manage the club's web presence and also help manage the local D-STAR repeater and gateway (KD0PBW). I am also an ARRL accredited VE, ARES member and certified Skywarn Spotter. In addition to MARC, I am also active in the Amateur Radio Association of Nebraska (W0WWV) based out of Hastings, as well as other amateur activities in the tri-cities region.

Grid EN00lr
CQ 4
City Kearney
County Buffalo (BUFF)
State Nebraska (NE)
Country United States (271)
Continent North America (NA)