N9CHN, Bill Hanold


N3305 Tipperary Point Rd, Poynette  53955

Bill was originally licensed in October of 1978 as a novice, KA9BKS.  In October of 1979 he progressed to General and N9CHN, in March of 1985 Advanced and April of 2000 Extra .  He is a graduate of Central High School in Madison.  His working career began as proprietor of the Summit Tavern (family business) and concluded with 28 years of service as head of the UW Extension Payroll/Benefits department.

N9CHN is equipped with a Yaseu FT1000MP transceiver, SB220 amplifier, Icom IC-2820 D-Star and other VHF/UHF equipment used in mobile and fixed service.  Antennas are a Hy-Gain TH-11 at 65 feet, a 40/80 meter inverted V and VHF/UHF verticals.  He can often be found as N9CHN/7 using an Icom IC-706 into an Outbacker mobile antenna perched on an aluminum tripod.

Bill achieved WAS as a novice.  He  is on the Mixed and Phone DXCC Honor Rolls   He was awarded the MDXC  Hoglette in 2003.  Bill is a member of ARRL, MDXC, Columbia County ARES/RACES, Yellow Thunder, Green Valley ARC (Arizona) , CWRA and is a Volunteer Examiner.  He served as VP of MDXC,  President in 2006 and is the current President since 2009.  He also served as Treasurer of FLARC for about eight years beginning in 1978.  He has been very active in the Columbia County ARES/RACES program for several years.

Sharon and Bill winter in Green Valley, Arizona where they are active in the GVARC.  While in Arizona, Bill helps teach basic electronics to fifth through eighth grade students.  When in Wisconsin Bill works in a little fishing and socializing with family (2 kids, 2 grand kids and 5 great grand children), neighbors and friends, especially if a deck of cards is available.  His ham radio highlights include activities at the Titan Missile Site Museum special events,  working other special event stations as the Mt St Helens station, but, working his first VK with a  Viking II, HQ-215 and a CB Starduster antenna  hooked him on DX'ing.

EST 11/21/2010