Although my given name is Martin, I have gone by Marty most of my life. I am a native Houstonian, born 1959, member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran church in Houston, married and have two children. Other hobbies include photographing abandoned highways and bridges, true stereo recordings, playing guitar and watching tv shows about UFOs and the paranormal. Some favorite TV shows are Resturant Impossible and Hotel Impossible, also How the States Got Their Shapes.
First licensed in 1989. Previous calls KB5IQO, N5OHN and AB5NN. I changed to AG5T in the vanity program. Some of my other ham radio activities are:
Current station is 80 meter dipole and 40 meter dipole. I force other bands with an MFJ tuner. Had a gemquad and tower but they were destoyed in Hurricane Ike. Hope to get a nice mini-beam antenna back up someday when the budget will allow.
I became interested in radio from dx'ing am radio stations in the car, then shortwave, then police/fire/etc. scanners. Learned the Morse code in Boy Scouts (Eagle Scout 1974). Played a lot on CB radios in my high school days when we were all listening to Convoy by C.W. McCall.
I still enjoy listening to AM stations at night on 530-1700 and keep a log. Trying to learn more about SSS and SRS (skip patterns). FM Dxing is a bit tougher, because Houston has so many 24-hour FM stations on the dial, but I recently heard a Wisconsin station on FM through Eskip, so I am eager to hear more.
If you are in the Houston area, give me a call on 147.000 (tone 103.5) or 147.080 (no tone). ECHO meets the second Monday of the month at the American Red Cross and you are certainly welcome to attend as a visitor. Email me for details or visit the Houston ECHO Society website at www.w5eco.org.
73 and good DX
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