month the ARMS Spotlight is on David Mehlhoff, WØNWT,
from Fort Pierre, South Dakota. David was first licensed
in 1996 as KBØYXZ. He holds a General Class license and
joined ARMS around in 2009. He also is a member of PARC,
the Pierre Amateur Radio Club.
WØNWT HF station consists of an Icom IC-718 transceiver
driving an Ameritron 811H amplifier. He uses a Dentron
GLT1000 antenna tuner and a Behringer C-3 microphone
with a MIC800 modeling preamp. For VHF David uses an
Icon V8000 two-meter transceiver.
interest in Ham Radio came from his days as a TV and
radio repairman back in the 60's. Like many, he started
with CB radio and short-wave listening and then
graduated to Ham Radio. He's always been a "techno
junkie" when it comes to electronics. He operates
mostly phone and PSK31 for digital and enjoys nets,
DXing, building antennas, and trying different
microphones and audio enhancements.
David is a sales representative for a regional tires and
wheels distributor. I is also active in his church as a
board member, plays guitar and sings vocals on the
church worship team, and is a Bible study group leader.
and his wife, Carolyn, have two sons, Joshua and Jacob.
They pray that their sons, now in their 20's, will one
day know the joy of walking with the Lord that they
favorite Bible verses are Ephesians 2:8-9 (NASB):
"For by grace you have been saved through faith;
and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not
as a result of works, so that no one may boast."
closing, David would like to share this with the ARMS
membership: "Tell people who do not know
Jesus that He is coming soon. Remind those that do
know Jesus that they should be telling those who do not
POSTED ON 06-FEB-2009 ]