Thanks for looking me up.... Name here is Brian and my home is in Southwestern Idaho
On the radio side, I was trained at Fort Gordon ( Home of the Signal Corps) as a Combat Signaler and later served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army and served in Saudi Arabia during the Persian Gulf War (Desert Storm). I absolutely love radio.. I attended ITT tech, for a brief period and got a good foundation in electronics. Later I came up through the old licensing system and passed the dreaded 20 words per minute Morse Code test. But after many years I have come to a new understanding. Looking back, I can now see that it was never about the radio... It has always been about the people that I have met and the great relationships to be found there!
Also, I've been working as a minister for the past 13 years or so... Watch out! A preacher and a ham operator combination can make for a very long winded QSO! Ha! I'm currently working in the Treasure Valley as a Hospice Chaplain and ministering to those who are receiving end of life care in a variety of settings including Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing facilities as well as those receiving care in their homes. Catch me on the fly as I zoom all over the area going from visit to visit.
The two most common things that I hear when others learn what I do for a living are, "God bless you" and "Oh that must be hard" Actually it's not hard. Yes, there are times when you really miss people when they are gone and yes, there are times when it is difficult, but mostly it is an amazing job of being able to hang out with amazing people. I get to spend with with them, hear about their life's experiences, share laughs, concerns, fears, and yes, a few tears; but mostly there is a two way blessing that is exchanged as I seek to know and they seek to be known!
One final thought... throw out the neck ties... Blue Jeans, Carhartts and camouflage clothes are for preaching!
No fancy clothes or fancy titles needed. One of my favorite sayings is, "Aww shucks, just call me Brian"
Have we spoken? If so thanks for the contact! If not... I look forward to connecting with you soon!
I have a .JPG QSL Card on this website. Please do print it out and add it to your collection if you like. The only thing I ask, is that you send me one of your own! Ha!
Love to hear from you also at email firstname.lastname@example.org
Well... I suppose that's all for now... See you on the air!