This week the Spotlight is on Charles "Chuck" Winter, N7AAG, of Sunnyside, Washington. Chuck was licensed in 1976 and holds an Advanced Class Amateur
Radio license. He also is the editor of The Beam, the official publication of ARMS.
The main station at N7AAG is a Yaesu FT-747GX and, as he describes it, a reluctant Kenwood TS-520SE that should be working. He also has a
Yaesu FT-2500M that is a base station that will soon be back in the car--hopefully. He uses a couple of dipoles for antennas. He enjoys
checking into the ARMS nets, encouraging his oldest son as he steps into ham radio with his first 2-meter rig (he's been licensed
since long-ago college days), and meeting hams he's known over the years.
Chuck's first ham station was in a spare Sunday school room in the top floor of the Harrah, Washington, Grace Brethren Church.
The HW-101 fed a Gem Cubical Quad antenna on the church roof. He says he had many, many fine weekly contacts with missionary friends in Central
America for whom he ran medical traffic and relayed medical reports from a Yakima, Washington, pathology lab.
Chuck was pastor of the Harrah, Washington, Grace Brethren Church for twenty-five years. Prior to that he was in missionary radio
for eleven years. Currently, he serves as pastor to seniors at the Sunnyside, Washington, Grace Brethren Church. He recently retired
from his church's Elder Board after serving for several years.
Chuck and his wife, Marilyn, have two sons, Brian and Stephen. Brian is with the Yakima, Washington, County Sheriff's office as a
lieutenant and is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. Stephen is a manager with Barnes and Noble in California.
Chuck and Marilyn have been blessed with eight delightful grandchildren.
Ephesians 1:6 is Chuck's favorite Scripture verse: "To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted
in the beloved."
[ POSTED ON 06-MAY-2006 ]