I was originally licensed as a Novice Amateur Radio Operator in the winter of 80-81. My license lapsed while I was serving in the Navy and I relicensed as a Tech+ in 1994 as KB9OQL. After trying that call in CW I decided I would vanity my novice call back.
I’m currently an Amateur Extra Class License holder and a ARRL Accredited Volunteer Examiner.
I also am the Station Trustee of W9DUA the call of the Sangamon Valley Radio Club. SVRC has several repeaters in the Springfield, IL area.