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Daniel R. Simpson headshot wearing a red oxford shirt in front of a gray background.I am an amateur radio operator and a hobbyist photographer from Milledgeville, Georgia. I am married to the former Ms. Nikki Gay of Eatonton and am the son of Quincy and Donna Simpson of Toomsboro. I was diagnosed with cancer (MDS) in January 2016, leading to becoming a full-time cancer warrior. Prior to that, I was a training specialist, academic advisor, and lecturer at Georgia College & State University. I also was an assistant professor at Georgia Military College. My area of study was American government and public administration.

I was first licensed for amateur radio in 1996 at the age of 11. Following a lengthy hiatus, I returned to the hobby in 2014, eventually upgrading to General Class. An elmer loaned me a Kenwood TS-570S, and after far too long, I expanded beyond the realm of 2m and 70cm. I have been the Secretary-Treasurer of the Milledgeville Amateur Radio Club and am the Emergency Coordinator for Baldwin County ARES.

Recent Posts

  • Flow through history
    by dsimpson on December 6, 2017 at 12:09 am

    I sit surrounded by trees and the calling of birds and somewhere off to my left, the angry chatter of a squirrel. The silence allows me to hear myself, even though in the distance I hear others talking on the trail and the muffled sounds of vehicles crossing the bridge upstream. The fog is lifting. ... Read moreFlow through history […]

  • Join me in the fight against cancer – Relay for Life 2018
    by dsimpson on November 6, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    If you know me, you know that beyond my faith and family, there are two causes close to my heart: amateur radio and cancer research and prevention. Now, it is time for the latter to once again move to the forefront of my efforts as fundraising for the 2018 Relay For Life of Baldwin County ... Read moreJoin me in the fight against cancer – Relay for Life 2018 […]

  • Marrow Biopsy Results
    by dsimpson on October 10, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Well, it’s been a week since I got my results, and I just realized that I never posted an update. So, here it is. I got the results Tuesday (October 3rd). We had gone up to Atlanta the night before, as we typically do with morning appointments. The 2 1/2 hour drive up is bad ... Read moreMarrow Biopsy Results […]

  • Another test, or why my hip hurts
    by dsimpson on September 14, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    This week, as if dodging Hurricane Irma wasn’t exciting enough, I also had to travel to Atlanta for a new bone marrow biopsy. This was my third. First one indicated possible MDS in November 2015, but it was such a long shot they kept looking for a cause elsewhere. I had another one in January ... Read moreAnother test, or why my hip hurts […]

  • The Facts About Hurricanes
    by dsimpson on September 5, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    I’ve been seeing many posts on social media lately saying Hurricane Irma will be the first Category 6 storm. They point to seemingly legitimate “news” articles to back the claim. So, to debunk them, here are some actual facts. There is no need for a category 6 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. The scale, ... Read moreThe Facts About Hurricanes […]