Ham Radio Station - KE6AJ
D.I. couldn't forget his hobby of ham radio always during his entire life.
He had a ham radio station HM1AJ in Korea
and KB6IR in Cupertino until he moved back
to Korea to join Samsung. But he couldn't have it while he was working for
Samsung in Korea and U.S.
As soon as he retired, he wanted to
hobby back. However, when he tried to install antenna tower, he found the Home
Owners' Association does not allow any antenna at outside of his Fremont home.
still could not give up the ham radio and purchased this house shown here at
bottom picture which is a small old house one mile away from his home. He set
up his ham radio station KE6AJ in this
house and operated it for about a year.
found it is very inconvenient to have a ham radio station at somewhere
else where he does not live. Now, he had to give up the hobby and closed the station down
removing all radio equipment including antenna tower. The
house was rented to someone for a few years as a rental property and sold.
It was very
unusual and crazy idea to buy a house just for a hobby. Was it? Well, many
people buy airplane, boat, expensive car, country club membership etc. just
for fun. Why not house? Down payment of house was not any more than country
club membership and the ham radio was that much important for him.
Fortunately, he was profitable buying this house as sky-rocketing housing price in Silicon Valley
created more profit than the cost to set up the radio station. Sometimes, crazy idea is
not that bad at all...? D.I. still wants
another ham radio station somewhere someday.
see details of D.I. & Jane's Ham Radio life, click "HAM
button at top.