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At the bottom of the page is some personal information about me---if you're interested. I hope you'll bookmark my page to use as your one-stop source of ham related and QSL search information. If you're looking for it---and it's QSL related---it's here!


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IN CASE YOU'RE INTERESTED....

My name is Steve Lake. I attended college at Northeast Missouri State College (now Truman State University). After leaving college I joined the United States Navy during the Vietnam war. I served a four year tour as a communications technician at various locations including a 13 month tour in Morocco. I have been employed for the past 24 years by Ford Motor Company at it's St. Louis Assembly Plant facility. I'm a member of U.A.W. Local 325 in Hazelwood, Missouri and work as a skilled tradesman.

On the air I'm KBØOYA, a General class operator from Winfield, Missouri. Some of my true passions in life are hunting, fishing, and investing in the stock market and playing with my newest toy--a 1939 Plymouth Coupe that's been tricked out into one sharp streetrod! There's a more info about my ride and a link to some pictures of it at the bottom of this page.

--Nice to meet you--

TWO METERS

In 1994, I became a ham radio operator. My first license was a Technician class license, so my introduction to the airwaves was via six meters SSB and two meter FM. Near the greater St. Louis, Missouri area we have a terrific repeater system that links 220, 440, 2 meter, 6 meter FM and even some of the HF bands. Through this repeater I've contacted 48 states and 4 foreign countries on two meter FM. I have an extensive log of simplex contacts in many states as well and several awards. I operate both base and mobile stations on two meters.

--I also operate 2 meter SSB--

SIX METERS

I am a member of the Six Meter International Radio Klub with a member number of 5905. I have earned VUCC on the six meter band. I have six meter contacts in several DX countries.

TEN METERS

I earned my Technician Plus class license back in 1996, and I have been an active paper chaser and DX'er on the ten meter band since. I 'm a member of the ARRL and many 10-10 clubs, and hold a charter member number of 68C in the Egyptian Radio Club of Granite City, Illinois. I've earned 10-10's "International 500 of the World" award and hold VP #2981. I have worked all states (WAS) and worked all continents (WAC) on ten meters and have earned DXCC using 10 SSB only. I'm also trying to get my feet wet with PSK 31.

--I operate both base and mobile stations on ten meters--

HF

Recently I upgraded my license to General class operator. In addition to 2 meter FM/SSB, 6 meter AM/FM/SSB, and of course 10 meter SSB, I am now active on 12 meters through 80 meters. My base station is an Icom IC-746. I hope to soon have a mobile rig that can handle the WARC and lower bands as well. My antenna choices are a ground mounted GAP Titan DX vertical and a Mosley 6 band yagi sitting atop a 65 foot tower.

--I love working the world and maybe someday....YOU on the lower bands--

HUNTING

I've hunted for moose, caribou and bear in Alaska five times (30 day hunts). I've been to Newfoundland numerous times for black bear, moose and caribou. I have hunted elk and mule deer in most of the western states, wild boar in Tennessee, antelope in Wyoming. I use black powder, archery and rifle to pursue whitetail deer, wild turkey and all species of migratory and upland game birds and small game in my home state of Missouri. When hunting seasons end----out comes the fishing rods.

--Want to talk hunting?? E-mail me--

FISHING

"Women Love Me----Fish Fear Me". Surely a motto designed for me (well, the second part anyway). My favorite fish to catch is anything with fins that tugs on my line. We love our stays at Gene's Trout Lodge float fishing for trout on the beautiful North Fork and White rivers in Arkansas every spring. Or combining evening country music shows while in Branson, Missouri with day trips for big Rainbows and German Browns on Lake Taneycomo. Twenty pound plus stripers, hybrids, bass, and some really big walleye from Norfolk Lake near Mountain Home, Arkansas. And of course crappie and catfish wherever they're found. Walleye, northern pike, and lake trout every June while at Black Bear Lodge on Red Lake in Ontario. Grayling, char and steelhead in Alaska. Brookies and land-locked salmon in Newfoundland. Redfish, speckled trout, shark, tuna, mackeral---Lord knows which of a possible 280+ species of fish in these waters will bite---near the oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico when we charter fish out of Grand Isle, Louisana.

--I like 'em all--

INVESTING

Though I deal with a few individual stocks, the bulk of my investment portfolio is with mutual funds. I prefer the do-it-yourself approach, and do all of my own research. We've been lucky in that we haven't lost one thin dime since 'Dubya' got elected and his fiscal policies started the market slide. About 18 months ago the market trends signalled it was time to get defensive. Taking that cue just in time put us in a position of being well insulated from even the September 11th aftermath as a result. We've even managed to beat the average market investor's returns since the beginning of 2000. Must be doin' sumthin' right, huh? When things begin to improve and I like the idea of jumping back into the market again with both feet, I'll be looking to Fidelity Investments and Vanguard as my favorite mutual fund families again.

--To paraphrase Sammy Sosa, "the market has been berry, berry good to me"--

1939 PLYMOUTH STREETROD

I've had custom cars in my blood for a long time. I started out back in the customized vans days of the 70's with a '73 Chevy delivery van that had been wrecked. After I had spend about million man hours and almost all the loose cash I ever had puttering around on it, it began to trophy at local shows. Finally the effort and $$$ spent was worth it. The comments of those that saw and judged it and the trophies it earned hooked me. After that came a 1974 Ford Ranchero that sat low, ran fast and turned heads. More shows and more trophies. Then along came marriages and mortgages and other practical pursuits that took the cash away from buying or building another car---but not the desire to have one. Thanks to a wife that spoils me (and E-Bay) I've acquired my (our) new toy. It's a 1939 Plymouth Businessman's Coupe. It was built on a '75 Olds Cutlass frame. Under the hood sits a 455 ci Buick with a 400 turbo automatic transmission. (I know it should be Mopar guys, but man does this thing run!!) She's had all the chrome and door and trunk handles shaved and has a keyless entry system instead. The glass has been replaced with bronze tinted all around. The rubber is Goodyear and the rims are by American Racing. The gray leather and billet steering wheel sits on a vintage GM tilt column. The dash is painted to match the exterior of the car and has an oak panel mounted on it to hold the VDO guages. Other goodies include a JVC stereo system with disc changer, six Bose speakers, power steering, power brakes, the high-backed lumbar seats are from a 2000 Ford Windstar van. Almost everything that can be chromed under the hood is. The wife says she looks great the way it is, but it doesn't have "my" touches on it yet and there are things judges would frown at, so there's still more to do. As I type this the car is being re-squirted with basecoat/clearcoat PPG in the same yellow. New tu-tone gray tweed carpeting and sculptured door panels will be going in the interior (and trunk) after. I've posted some pics on the web of the car and will be adding more from time to time until she's done and show ready.

--CLICK HERE TO SEE MY TOY--

 



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73 and GOOD DX ------- STEVE

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