Mike passed away sat. June 16 as a result of a vehicle accident caused by a drunk driver, that has been arrested and jailed
My Condolences, God Bless and Comfort all who knew Mike.
Michael D. Brown, 53, of Wichita Falls, Texas, and formerly of Dix, passed away Saturday morning, June 16, 2012, as a result of a motorcycle accident in Wichita Falls.
He was born Feb. 13, 1959, in St. Johnsbury, Vt., the son of Floyd and Shirley (Bailey) Brown.
Mr. Brown was retired from the U.S. Air Force, as a Tech. Sgt., and had worked on Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls. He served in Germany, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Texas, and was a Blue Beret. He also worked in Mt. Vernon at Johnson The Florist and United Mine Supply. He was an avid stamp collector and licensed ham radio operator, and enjoyed talking with his dad and brother twice every week. His call sign was KK5ZB. He graduated from Mt. Vernon Township High School and was a member of Au Sable Lodge #243 A.F. & A. M. in Oscoda, Mich.
He is survived by his parents, Floyd and Shirley Brown of Dix; a sister, Sharon Bean and husband Greg of Dix; a brother, Timothy Brown of Johnsonville; two nieces, Angie Gorman and Diana Chamness; two nephews, Daniel and Joshua Brown; three aunts; two uncles; and great nephews and a great niece.
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents, two aunts, and an uncle.
Graveside services for Mr. Brown will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with Jerry Montgomery and Jack Lucas officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix. Masonic funeral rites by Mt. Vernon Lodge 31 A.F. & A. M. will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project or Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and will be received at the Osborn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130, Dix, Illinois 62830. Online condolences may be made at www.osbornfuneralhomeinc.com.
Copy/ Pasted from Mike's QRZ Biography;
QTH is in CLAY County, mailing address just extends out from Wichita Falls to Lake Arrowhead where I live.
Hams for Christ - #443
Air Force Flyers Club - #464: Monday mornings at 0800 CST on 7.275
Primary nets: 3905 Century Club - 40, 75, & 160 meters
OMISS #3417- all bands 10 - 160
Triple H Net
I am good in all QSL bureaus of the nets listed above.
Retired from 20 years active duty with U.S. Air Force out of Sheppard AFB on the north side of Wichita Falls. I haven't decided if Texas will be my final parking spot or not. Very hot summers here, but where else can you ride a Harley year round wearing a tee shirt? I presently work back on the base as a DoD civilian driving a huge forklift and maintaining the warehouse for the 82nd Logistics Squadron.
Hamshack is set on five acres in the country and watched over by two nice puppies at about 135 lbs each. Plenty of land space allows for three seperate inverted V antennas and a ground mounted Butternut vertical. I have recently heard great reports from my Dad's new G5RV, so that will be the next antenna that I will install somewhere here on the property.
I enjoy HF mobile when I am not turning heads with the Harley-Davidson Low Rider. I run a Kenwood TS-50 into an Outbacker antenna mounted on a toolbox in the Ford F-250 does better than any other screwdriver or bug-catcher currently on the market. Just goes to show, that sometimes, smaller IS actually better. Presently, I am trying to complete WAS on six meters, but the sunspot activity is not what I desire to complete the task by the end of 2011.
I QSL more per radio contact than any other station in the world. My pet peive, other hams who CAN afford new rigs, amps, and beams, but they won't bother to return a cheap QSL card - - - get off the air tightwads! If the only thing you can manage is an E-QSL, then don't bother sending me one. That's not only cheap, it's just plain LAZY! Granted, it's just my own opinion, but I'm sticking to it!
Please use envelopes on all QSL cards as you can not imagine the condition that postcards arrive in after being handled, bent, and shredded by the U. S. post office. I'm proud of all contacts I make and nothing beats a QSL card that arrives here just like when you mailed it.
Other than Ham Radio, I enjoy tons of other hobbies: scuba diving, woodworking, long range shooting, photography, dirtbike, stamp collecting, gardening, firing up the best sounding Harley around, my dogs, and listening to good old-fashioned, southern gospel music.
Family is radio involved as my Dad is AA9KW, Mom is N9WUH, and brother is AA9LJ; all back in the Land of Lincoln. We have a regular HF schedule on 7.288, 1400 CST on Sundays and 1730 CST each Wednesday evening. Tune in and join the group.
If you're reading this now on your own, thank your teacher. If you're reading it in English, then thank a Veteran! Freedom IS worth fighting for and never forget WHY you live in the land of the free! 73, Mike
JESUS is my BEST contact! Excellent station and a dynamite signal! He used a Cross for a ground plane so he covers the entire world! He granted me lifetime SWR - (Sins Were Removed).
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73 K2HAT Lee
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