******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 25 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, past treasurer, and secretary-elect 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.
Need Alaska and Hawai'i for WAS on 6m (SSB- Have needed for 9 years now!)
Need Alaska, Hawai'i, and Rhode Island for WAS on 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. 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. 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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