Ron has been serving since 1998 as the Assistant Section Manager for Illinois.


ARRL Central AD

Ron serves as the Assistant Director for the Central Division of the ARRL.

AD9I Operating Station

Formerly KB9NW

This is the operating station for Ron Morgan, AD9I in East Peoria Illinois. My station consists of two independant positions or radio operating stations with a MicroHam Six Pak antenna switch that allows any antenna to be connected to either radio. The Six-Pack is controlled wirelessly

My Yaesu FTdx9000 was replaced with the Elecraft K3/P3 just after the Field Day event when operating as W1AW/9. As of May 2016, My rig of choice is the Flex 6500 and a Maestro. This is used as the main operating station and is used for SSB, CW and RTTY.  The computer communications are accomplished using PSTrotatorAZ which interfaces to the Steppir DB-36.  My logging software is primarily N1MM+ and DX Lab Suite which are linked allowing entries from N1MM to be automatically recorded in DXLab.  A Green Heron Point and Shoot controller is connected to the the M2 Orion 2800 tower rotator.  The tower is located approximately 150 feet from the station.  Feed lines are 1/2" Hardline from the output of the Alpha 87A Amplifier to the base of the tower.  PolyPhaser protection devices are mounted at the tower base with LMR-800 Super Flex oax completing the run to the antennas.  The wattmeter is an LP-100A Digital Vector Watmeter with an RS-232 interface.  Software for the Rotor is PSTRotatorAZ which is full featured.

2. The 2nd position hosts a ICOM 9100. I do not use this station as much as I should although it is set up for satellite and VHf/UHF communications. The host computer monitors the radio via a MicroHam Digikeyer,

  Steppir Dream Beam 36

Antenna at 40 feetDayton Hamvention 2012 saw the purchase of a new antenna with the 6 Meter and 80 Meter options .  The boom is mounted to the mast with an NN4ZZ TiltPlate.

  US Tower HDX-589


MMS, Inc from Pekin Illinois supplied the mechanics to deliver and anchor the basic structure to teh concrete base.

Getting the permit for the support stucture was an advenure.  This tower will push the Stepper to 90 ft and houses the M2 Orion 2800 Rotor.


My ON AIR Light with my Former Callsign  










Cruising the Panama Canal in 2011
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