was call sign formerly held by my father, Robert
King, Sr., for more than 40 years till SK in
I was raised in a "communications"
home, with my father being a well known and
respected Broadcast Electronics Engineer in this
region and also owner / operator of the Motorola
Service Shop here for over 25 years.
I had very
little interest in amateur radio or electronics,
but did assist my father in working at the
communications shop and helped to build (from the
ground, up) and service several broadcast radio
stations in our region.
I have had a radio of some kind at home or in a
vehicle as long as I can remember.
When the communications shop sold in 1978 and I
wasn't retained by the new owners, my interest
turned to Emergency Medicine and I became an
Emergency Medical Technician for the local
ambulance service. I am now a Nationally
Registered Paramedic, working for one of this
areas largest services.
When originally stationed at another post, I was
partnered with an E.M.T. that just happened to be
a "ham"(now SK). My interest was sparked to
work on getting my ticket and my mother had
always said, "If you ever get your ham
license, try to get your father's call
sign". Well, I did and I did. (thanks to the
Vanity Call Sign program).
I am now the owner /
trustee / caretaker for 3 of my own repeaters and my
E.M.T. / ham friend's 3 repeaters.
I am also the current President of the Spa
Amateur Radio Association (20th term),
Dep. Dir./COML - Garland Co. Department of
Vice President and Net Controller for Diamond
Lakes Area SKYWARN, Inc.
Other interests: Volunteer Firefighter, trail hiking, bowling
(when I can find the time, HA-HA!)
AND, as of April 26th, 2003, I am happily married to the love
of my life!