ARMS Spotlight this weeks shines on Jay Allenbrand,
KCØORJ. Jay was first licensed in 2004 and holds
and Amateur Extra Class License. He joined the ARMS
Christian Fellowship in 2004.
main station at KCØORJ is a Yaesu FT-920 which he
uses only on the ARMS and Hams for Christ nets.
Jay's station also includes a Kenwood TS-830, a
Yaesu IC-817, and an Alinco DX-77T, all of which
transmit into one of eight dipole antennas.
had an interest in electronics since his childhood
years and was trained in field radio repair while in
the Army National Guard. He later spend twenty-nine
years working with a local telephone company. His
interest in Ham Radio was sparked by the influence
of a cousin who had been a Ham Radio operator for
many years. Unfortunately, Jay got so involved with
the pursuit of it that he neglected his wife and
family. It soon got to the point where it was either
Ham Radio or his wife, and he wisely chose the
latter. Over the next few years he devoted his time
to learning how to be a good husband and father.
the summer of 2002, Jay's son got into Ham Radio
and, of course, went to Jay with the request,
"Dad, can you help me?" Jay soon got his
Technician Class License. He immediately upgraded to
General Class, and soon thereafter to Amateur Extra
hastens to add that at this point, while he was
learning to be a good husband, he also began
spending more time in God's Word. All of this
brought him closer to the Lord than ever before. His
heart and affection had been changed from Ham Radio
to the Lord. He says he really doesn't have much
interest today in Ham Radio itself. It's the
Christian nets like ARMS that he enjoys.
met Herry, ADØBC, at a local hamfest. There Jerry
had a display with information about a 2-meter
Christian Fellowship net in the Springfield area.
Unfortunately, Jay didn't have any 2-meter equipment
at the time. Jerry also told Jay about the Hams For
Christ Fellowship net on 7.232.5 MHz. He started
checking into that net and soon became a net control
was raised on a farm and after high school went to
auto mechanics trade school in Kansas City. He soon
discovered that, while he enjoyed working on his own
cars, he didn't like working on other's. Soon, he
joined the Army National Guard. Shortly after his
term of active duty, he began his job with the
telephone company. He was also ordained in 1973 and
became a part-time pastor of three small churches.
He presently belongs to a Southern Baptist Church.
Boyer became Jay's bride in 1975. Jay says she is
the best wife that a man could ever hope for.
"One would be hard pressed to find one
better." Good for you, Jay! They have one son,
Jeff, who is preparing for the ministry.
cites Philippians 4:13 as his favorite verse:
"I can do all things through Christ which
leaves these words with the ARMS membership.
"It has truly been a great blessing to me
sharing in the fellowship on the ARMS net and
getting to meet some really fine Christian
POSTED ON 20-JUL-2006 ]