******FYI- I go by my middle name of "Jeff" just to avoid the confusion.********
3905 Century Club Net- I'm Good in Bureau (GIB save some stamp $$)
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!
BEACON IS TEMPORARILY OFF-LINE FOR HARDLINE REPLACEMENT. ANTICIPATE REACTIVATION SPRING 2015.
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 3 element yagi at 63' 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 6m HO Loop is side mounted to the tower at 50'. The West tower base is approximately 793 feet ASL. I have a second tower as well. It is a 71' Rohn 25 tower outfitted with an M2 6M7 6m yagi at 72'. A 2m 17B2 Cushcraft yagi is at 78'. An M2 222- 5WL 15 element yagi for 220MHz is at 81' and a Cushcraft 719B 19 element yagi for 430MHz is at 83'. The East tower base is at approximately 800 feet ASL. I use a G5RV dipole for the lower bands. I now have a half-wave 160m dipole up in the air and used it for the CQ WW 160m SSB contest in Feb. 2015. Seemed to work well! Thanks to those who worked my station. I worked 39 states in that contest. Headed to a WAS on that band hopefully!!
- Got my General ticket on 3-5-05 and I changed my call sign from KD5KPJ at that time too.
I am a member, past treasurer, and past secretary of the Ft. Smith Area Amateur Radio Club (FSAARC). 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 buro, LoTW 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 & 80 meters. On LoTW, I usually try to update after contests I participate in or every 30 days or so otherwise. I have a DXCC on 10m, 15m, & 20m currently.
Need Alaska for WAS on 6m (SSB- Have needed for 12 years now!)
Need Alaska for WAS on 80m (SSB)
Email me at email@example.com if you can help or I can help you sked 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). I am a 10-10 International member and my 10-10# is 74854. VP # is 3345. I like snail mail QSL cards especially on 6m as I have many 6m QSLs. I am happy to confirm my home QTH- EM25sm (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 when you are in the area. 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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