******FYI- I go by my middle name of "Jeff" just to avoid the confusion.********
The 6 meter beacon K5KDX/b is up and running at 50.068 (wx permitting). It is tx at 10 watts into an M2 Loop at 50' from EM25sm. If you hear it, would you please drop me a card or email indicating the rx information? I would really appreciate your feedback Thank you and best 73!
Hello fellow hams & greetings from Arkansas!
I have been a ham since June 2000 and have loved every minute of it! It has always fascinated me that one's voice could travel so far and be understood at the other end!
I have a 60' Rohn 25 tower up currently with a Cushcraft MA5B 5 band yagi at 65' for HF. On that same mast is a CC 13B2 at 70' for 2m FM and a CC AR-270B dual band vertical topping out at 80'. An M2 6mHO Loop is side mounted to the tower at 50'. The West tower base is approximately 793 feet ASL. I finally got the second tower project completed in 2012. It is a 71' Rohn tower outfitted with an M2 6M7 6m yagi at 73'. A 2m 17B2 Cushcraft yagi is at 77'. An M2 222- 5WL 15 element yagi for 220MHz is at 80' and a Cushcraft 719B 19 element yagi for 430MHz is at 82'. The new East tower base is at approximately 800 feet ASL. I use a G5RV dipole for the lower bands.
- Got my General ticket on 3-5-05 and I changed my call sign from KD5KPJ at that time too.
I am a member and past treasurer of the Ft. Smith Area Amateur Radio Club (FSAARC) and I am a member of the ARRL, the Skywarn network of storm spotters, ARES, & assist the Sebastian Co.(AR) Dept. of Emergency Management. I participate in storm spotting in western Arkansas-Eastern Oklahoma reporting back to WX5FSM in Fort Smith, AR with observations. I am an avid VHF/UHF & HF contester and enjoy camping out while contesting. I usually camp out in EM24 or EM35 for the June & July VHF-UHF contests so look for me there. I QSL via the bureau or soon onLOTW (learning how) or direct. No eQSL please. Got my 1st WAS for 20m in March 2010 and 2nd WAS for 10m in Dec. 2011. Hoping to get a WAS soon on 6, 40 & 80 meters.
Need ALASKA and HAWAII for WAS on 6m, 40m & 80m! (SSB)
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help or I can help you with Arkansas. TNX to all contacts in the past that have helped me toward my 6 meter VUCC (#1385). My SMIRK number is (#6582). I am a member of the 6 Meter 6 Club Worldwide (#2297) which has recently been resurrected. I am a 10-10 International member and my 10-10# is 74854. VP # is 3345. Ilike snail mail QSL cards on 6m as I may need your grid locator or state confirmed and am happy to confirm EM25 (Arkansas) for you. Domestic SASE's are appreciated but are not necessary. Please consider getting active and becoming a member in the previously mentioned clubs or organizations as they all promote ham radio! Try our FSAARC Thursday night net at 8:00p.m. Central time on 146.640 - pl tone 88.5. Also, try the W5VHF 2m SSB net on Monday nights @ 8:00 p.m. at 144.190 MHz out of EM25 /EM26 in Oklahoma.
CU on 6m & 10m - (50.125 & 28.455MHz) and on 146.640MHz in Western Ark. or in the next contest. Hope to get you in my log book soon! 73 and God bless you. Jeff
VHF & UHF Station
Wallpaper in the Shack View of the Ouachitas from the tower
60' Forestry Service tower we operated out of in EM 24 in 2005.
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