Club Calls: W9ICE & WR9AND
Licensed somewhere around the early 1970's, Dale has enjoyed many aspects of this great hobby over the years. He is presently active on 80m ~ 70cm (all modes) from his QTH and mobile. Dales greatest enjoyment comes from the design, equipment purchase, construction, and maintenance of the I.C.E. repeaters and the site layout, equipment purchase, set-up & operation of our award winning VHF Contest site in June and September. Although he is not all that active on the air most of the time (except during VHF Contest weekends), Dale is usually always tuned in and listening to all of our repeater systems for operational problems at his work, home, or in his mobile. He was self employed and owned DJ's Mobile Toys (a car audio & security businesses) with his son in Carmel, IN until Feb. 2005 and has semi-retired since that time but continues to work on occasions as people request his help. After returning from Viet Nam, he started working at Regency Electronics in the two-way/amateur radio departments. He was one of the first two employs of D&D Communications a company owned and operated by Regency. Dale spent about 6 years with Regency before changing jobs and going to work for Wavetek / CT Systems for over 15 years. Dale has been married since 1969 to Gloria (KA9BFM) and has been in the Indianapolis area since they met. Both his children live in this area and his sons home was the location for our VHF Contest site. He also enjoys playing golf and cruising around in one of his old cars or motorcycle when he can find the time. Dale is also our webmaster for this site.