Although I've moved and now live in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, this page will tell you about my former home in Fritz Creek, Alaska. My new amateur radio call sign is WDØM. I can be found on QRZ.com if you need a QSL from Alaska to confirm our QSO.
NOTE: Requests for QSLs for QSOs with WL7M AFTER 18 June 2005, go to John Pfiefer, ex-KLØWN, who recently was assigned WL7M as his call sign. Congratulations, John!
Welcome to Fritz Creek, Alaska! It's my pleasure to tell you a little about the area, as well as provide some resources to the amateur radio community. The links on the left of this page will point you to information about Fritz Creek and Homer Alaska - THE place to be if you're interested in outdoor activities, fishing, incredible scenery, and, in my case, amateur radio.
Fritz Creek, Alaska, located 250 miles south of Anchorage on the Kenai Peninsula, is 12 miles beyond Homer, Alaska, the "End of The Road", also called the "Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea"...a beautiful corner of the world made famous by Tom Bodett in his series of books about life at the "End of The Road".
Fritz Creek, Alaska was selected as one of the "10 Hippest ZIP Codes" by Outdoor Magazine,and "One of the USA's Most Enlightened Communities" by Utne Reader Magazine, among other recognition of the beauty of the land and the people who inhabit it.
Fritz Creek has a population of a few hundred hardy souls...a mecca for famous and aspiring artists, as well as those who enjoy the wilderness experience. Click on the links to the left and take a tour of the area.
I'm a retired USAF colonel, having spent 26 years on duty in locations around the world. My duty assignments took me to many places around the globe, and it's always a delight to be able to talk to someone in a location I've been to at one time or another during my career. I've had the incredible opportunity to work with some wonderful, decidated champions of liberty during my career, as well as on many fascinating programs. I served as a missile launch officer on the Minuteman ICBM system at Whiteman AFB, Missouri (now home of the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber) and operated the Ballistic Missile Early Warning Station (BMEWS) in Alaska. I served as a contracting officer and program manager on progams like the Manned Maneuvering Unit worn by astronauts to "fly" around outside the Shuttle, and as the Director of Contracting for the Alaskan Air Command. I was Chairman of the Joint Acquisition Control Board at the US European Command Headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, and served as the Deputy Director for Security Assistance at the US Pacific Command Headquarters in Hawaii. My last assignment before retiring was as the Commander of the Defense Contract Management Area Operations office in Hartford, Connecticut, where I was responsible for $12 billion in Department of Defense contracts in locations throughout New England. The last project on which I worked was the F-22 Raptor advanced fighter, where I performed an audit of the program for the Secretary of the Air Force. A fascinating and capable airplane, this fighter will be coming into front line duty with the USAF in the next few years.
Ham radio operators are welcome to check out those links that interest them...........
This is the photograph in the March 2003 issue of QST magazine.
Thanks to everyone who has commented on it!
My wife took the picture, and gets all the credit!
I'd be happy to send you my QSL card to confirm a QSO.
Please send a SASE to my address, which can be found at QRZ.COM.
I'd be honored if you'd take the time to sign my guestbook...it's a small town tradition to keep track of friends...
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