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Roy "Steven" Grimes

Bowling Green 421043151
United States, KY

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Call data

Last update:2020-01-15 01:38:00
QTH:Home Bowling Green, KY /P Summer Shade, KY
Main prefix:K
Class:Amateur Extra Class
Federal state:KY
US county:Warren/KY
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:8
CQ Zone:5
ULS record:3086438

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2020-01-15 01:37:21
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:YES
Extra QSL Info:Buro for 3905CCN, OMISS, etc. Not ARRL Buro.


I was born in Kentucky, not too far from Louisville. After attending college, I eventually ended up in Bowling Green, where I live now. I'm married, with kids, grand kids and lots of pets. I'm not quite sure how I got old enough to be called grandpa, but oh well...

My career began in photography, and I worked in emergency services during the 1980s. I decided to go to grad school, and spent many years working in higher education. Seriously...the college is on a hill, so it's "higher education"! Anyway, I work for a company that provides security services in a variety of settings. I'm a few years from Social Security, and am still wondering how I got this gray hair...


Home rig is a Yaesu FT-450. The antennas are a Par Quad EndFedz and a Par 6m Omniangle. I used to use an 80m Off Center Fed dipole, but a tree fell on it, so I decided to try something different, hence the Quad.

The mobile/portable rig is a Yaesu FT-857D. Antennas for it include a Diamond 2m/70cm mag mount, along with a variety of MFJ Hamtennas for mobile. I do have a Buddipole, however I usually use it as a vertical, with an MFJ-1979 as the whip. I have Par EndFedz antennas to put up where space permits.

I do some digital, but my primary contacts are phone, on 20m and 40m. Next would be 15m.


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