…busy times and changes…

Well, things have been busy for me. Lots of changes lately. Not a lot of time for computers or ham radio. I am retiring from the Navy. I’ve served 20 years, and am ready to move on.

I took a position as an Operations Training Instructor at a Nuclear Power Plant in Monticello, MN. This is exactly the type of job I think I’ll be good at. It’ll also give me more free time for my many hobbies since it will be Mon-Fri, for the most part.

Even though I am excited to move back to the mainland and start my new life, I am extremely sad about leaving Hawaii and the many friends I made with the Emergency Amateur Radio Club.

Working with them and learning from them has been a memorable experience. If I find another club that is even half as friendly and encouraging and motivating… well, its not likely. They have been great and I hope to stay in touch with them over the years.

Once I get to Minnesota and get a house (with a garage), I’ll get my workshop set up and get a real station built. I’m looking for a rural place with a little acreage, so I can do some cool things with it. Maybe a small tower, a battery station that recharges with wind power, and lots of workspace for projects and experiments.

Anyway, it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged, and there will be another couple months until I get all settled in and make some updates. But for now, that’s what has been going on.

See you on the air! 73’s.

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4 comments so far

  1. Richfuel on

    We’re sorry to see you go too! Maybe you can set up an echolink or IRLP station there and we can check in on you from time to time! Blessings on you my friend! I wish I had a chance to get to know you better. Aloha Oe, -Rich KH6DAD

  2. Malcolm/KH6MSH on

    Hey Jason, sad to see you leave, but happy to see that you’ve got a good job to go to. In addition to building a HAM station, maybe you can build a small launch pad too!
    Aloha and Good Luck to you!

    Malcolm/KH6MSH

    P.S. Gabriel will miss you too…hahaha.

  3. Wayne on

    Aloha Jason, we wish you all the best on your new endeavers. Your contributions to the club, it’s members and our new website design is thanks to you and your work. We will not forget you!

    Aloha
    Wayne

    p.s. don’t forget to look us up on echolink and irlp at least until you get your station going. Echolink node 366111 or Randy’s repeater KH6IB node 25070.

  4. GLORIA on

    Aloha Jason,
    Steve and I wish you the best. Sorry to see you go. We thank you so much for the great work you did on the website. hope we hear from soon. Aloha and 73’s Glo & Steve


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