Greetings from the pineywoods of East Texas. I was first licensed in 1958 with the call of KN5SUL as a novice. The next year I upgraded and the "N" was dropped from the call as that was the custom of the day. Since then I have held W5ODT and XE2JZJ.
I enjoy working DX on SSB as well as CW, especially on the lower bands. I need only five more countries to have worked them all, but I'm not sure I'll ever accomplish the task. My equipment is an IC-756 Pro II and an Ameritron AL-800H. Also I use a TS-940S and an Amp Supply LK 500ZB amp. The old 940 spends too much time in the shop but it has served me well for almost a quarter century so I'm going to keep it around.
Below is a photo of my novice station taken in early 1959. The other one is my station there at the "old home place" which I use from time to time.
For over twenty years I have been a member of the Asociacion de Radio Aficionados de la Republica Mexicana. Each year I attend their national convention which is held in different places within the country.
I retired as a supervisor for the U.S. Marshals Service in Beaumont, Texas. Afterwards, I worked in management for several private correctional companies as well as administrator for the local county jail. Currently, I do contract work for the Marshals Service on a part time basis. As you can see,I'm having a hard time passing "Retirement 101."
See you on the bands.
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