.: a little about me

My name is Gregg Seidl. I was born in Green Bay,WI in 1965.I lived in the city for a little over a year and then my parents purchased our farm in 1966 and thats where I grew up. I received my novice in 1981,Bob WA9SWX, now K9BOB gave me my test.My call was KA9LOE or commonly called "lost on earth"! Took my general in Milwaukee at the FCC building in 1985. Pretty scary stuff for a kid who has hardly been out of Green Bay! Got AA9AO in 1991 when I passed extra in Appleton,WI. Tried a couple of times for the code but just had all sorts of bad luck, one time I got kicked by a cow and she broke my writing hand. Hard to write like that but I finally got it. Funny thing is I like code,i even if I'm not great at it.i Wanted a different and easier callsign so in 1998 got K9KL and I'll be buried with it,i unless the prefix 9GS comes available for my initials.

I've met so many interesting and smart people because of ham radio. Most of my closest freinds are hams. I remember my first Field Day,I had passed the test but still didn't get my ticket. I didn't have my drivers license either. My mom took me to K9VCN,Bobs house and he took me to FD. I didn't sleep the whole weekend but I had as much fun as could be. He then took me home, what a wonderful man, and left a lasting impression on a 16 year old kid.

I also remember when I got my ticket and I just couldn't work anyone and asked at the next radio club meeting why? When I put my 15 meter dipole up they said as high as possible so I thought that 5-6 feet would work. KA9BXG,W9BLI and KF9GP took the time to drive to my parents house 15 miles away from Green Bay to help me get the antennas up in the air. Again, what a great bunch of guys. They taught me to try to help newcomers. My closest friends who STILL help me out with my various antenna and shack projects, whom I am ever greatful for, are N9BC-Brent, KA9BXG-Bob, ND9Z-Gary, W9BLI-Jake and of course my bride, Lisa. I don't know how I got so lucky to meet her and then she said YES when I asked her to marry me in 1989. She lets me play around with all that interests me and never complains that the towers are "ugly" or creak in the wind. She is not a ham, but understands when I say "2 meters is wide open,"or there is a new one on tonite. I'm a lucky guy. There are others whom I've met on the air that I've visited and they've visited us too. I'd list callsigns but I'm afraid I'd forget someone.

Some of the clubs I belong to and support are: Badger Contesters, Green Bay Mike and Key Club, SMC and I'm a Life Member of the ARRL.

Gregg K9KL

 

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