CQ CQ CQ, this is November Victor Nine Papa..


My interest in amateur radio began in 2013 when I was living in Colorado Springs. I had no idea this whole other world of amateur radio existed and when I started to learn about it I knew I had to get involved. I studied for the Technician exam and found the exam was being offered at a local church. I went in one Saturday and passed both the Technician and General exam sessions and was given the callsign KE0BUI.

After a year of contacts and listening and a lot of studying I upgraded my license to Amateur Extra in Fort Collins and given the callsign AD0OW. I used mainly 2m and 70cm bands during this time with a Yaesu FT60R handi-talkie. I got to know the guys at the CSU Amateur Radio Club and learned a lot about repeaters. We overhauled the W0QEY repeater on the CSU campus for the first time in 30 years!

I requested a vanity callsign from the FCC and received the callsign NV9P on the 29th of May, 2015. I work the 40m and 20m bands on phone and PSK31. Lately I have been researching antenna options to expand my band capabilities and distance.


Casey NV9P

Mobile ops in Roosevelt National Forest in Rustic, Colorado Mobile ops in Roosevelt National Forest in Rustic, Colorado