week the Spotlight shines on ARMS member Tim
Butler, KV4DP, from Tracy City, Tennessee. Tim was
first licensed in 2000 and currently holds an
Amateur Extra Class license. He joined ARMS in 2001.
KV4DP station includes a Yaesu FT-920 transceiver
and an Ameritron 811H amplifier. The antenna is a
Carolina Windom. For mobiling, Tim uses a Yaesu
FT-100D transceiver and Hamstick antennas for 20 and
enjoys DXing and participating in Christian nets on
the air. In addition to the ARMS 20-meter net, he
enjoys the Spirit net on 3.905 at 0230 UTC, the Hams
for Christ net on 7.2325 from 2130 to 2200 UTC, and
the Bible Fellowship net on 3.875 from 1115 to 1145
UTC. Previously, he was the administrator and net
control for the Maranatha net that ran on Saturdays
on 14.327 and Sundays on 7.2325. The net was in
operation from 2001 to 2005
has been a truck driver for the past twenty years
and a minister for the past seven years. His wife
joined him on the road about eighteen months ago and
they run team throughout the continental United
States. He has been a minister with The Overcomer
Ministry out of Walterboro, South Carolina. He left
there in 2001 to began his own ministry called
Remnants Hope Ministry. For the first five years,
they broadcasted on shortwave radio and then moved
to the Internet with a website and online radio
has been married to Pearl for fourteen wonderful
years. They have three children, which are Pearl's
from a previous marriage but adopted by Tim: Matthew
(25), Bernie (23), and a daughter, Lelah (21). Matt
and Bernie are both married and have two sons each.
Matt's sons are Wyatt, age 3, and Conner, age 1.
Bernies sons are Jonathan, age 3, and David, age 1.
3:5-6 are Tim's favorite Bible verses: "Trust
in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto
thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge
him, and he shall direct thy paths."
says he appreciates all the work of the ARMS net
control stations and wishes to say thanks for their
POSTED ON 10-SEPTEMBER-2007 ]