John M. Poindexter
W 3 M L
Amateur Radio Page
Hello and welcome to my site.
I have been an Amateur Radio operator since 1979 and still enjoy working new
people and countries. My original call was KA4HWX.
I am the president of the Northwest Indiana DX Club. Our website is at http://nwidxclub.weebly.com/
I am also the Secretary/Treasurer for the Starke County Amateur Radio Club
and the Trustee of the KN9OX Repeater Association.
My main goal is to get DXCC Honor Roll before I become an SK. Maybe I will
make it yet, if more rare DXpeditions are conducted.
Amateur Radio Operating Activities: DXCC; active DX chaser; HF contester;
active in public service communications; and an early packet radio user; enjoy
BPSK 31 and RTTY.
I am working on my 8-Band DXCC and still need to confirm Hawaii and Alaska
to fill out 6 and 160 meter band.
Now at 324 confirmed and need DXpeditions to get the 7 remaining needed.
10-10 number #26862 and usually on 10 meters when it is open.
Since putting up a tri-bander and purchasing the Yaesu FT 2000D I have worked
more DX than before those two were bought. I enjoy the radio very much, as it
has the ability to filter out more noise than the other radios I own. The 200
watts help out too. One thing for sure is you must read the manual to know how
to set everything up.
I purchased a Kenwood TS-2000 at Dayton in 2011, that is hardly used, mostly
on 2. It is like new. Not many hours on it.
The newest addition is IC-7610. It is a quiet receiver.
I live in Starke County in Indiana. It is a small county with very few hams
active on HF. If you need Starke County, County hunters can contact me via email
and we will set up a schedule.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you
want a schedule with me or have a question. I am always available for help when
it comes to Ham Radio.
Outside of ham radio, I am a writer.
My stories are based upon my experience as a Special Agent. I was a Counterespionage
Case Officer with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
I now write mystery and detective short stories and am currently working on
a thriller series based on a law enforcement organization that works strictly
under the control of the President of the United States.