I was first licensed in 1971 as WN5FMK in my hometown of Alma, Arkansas.
My first rig was a Heath HW-16 limited to 75 watts input and was crystal controlled.
My Grandfather was K5VRC (SK) and first Elmer.
Active HF Mobile operator. Mostly CW. Look for me most weekdays during commute times (1200z - 1225z and 2100z-2200z) and occasionally on 17, 20 or 30 CW during the daytime (1500z - 2100z).
HF Mobile Setup: Antenna: High-Q (80-10m) Rig: Kenwood TS-480HX CW Paddle: Kent TP-1 Vehicle: Ford Ranger 4x4 Pickup
The black and white photo below was from one of my earliest Field Days, probably around 1974. .
DXCC NEEDS LIST: FR/G, P5 and S2
Other interests include playing musical instruments -- Bass Guitar (4 and 5-string), Organ, Piano, Digital Keyboard -- digital photography and motorcycle riding. Lots of great riding in the Ozarks! Learn more about the Ozark National Forest: http://www.exploresouthernhistory.com/ozarknf.html Got the motorcycle bug from my dad early on. That's me at around age 2 with Dad on his Indian.
Two of my previous Harley Davidsons My Dad and me on his Indian (around 1959) Suspension Bridge at Beaver, AR
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