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I'm 90% CW on the HF bands and mostly simplex on 2-Meter

QSL 100% direct USA and DX (no SASE no money required). I enjoy getting and sending paper QSL cards and will answer all...

Thanks for coming to my page. I've been into radio for many years. It has always been a passion of mine since I first was introduced to the hobby as a young child. I built my first radio when I was about 10 years old. When I was 12, I built an antenna for my bike so I could use my CB while riding around. I also started a CB club in my home state of Arizona when I was 14. I would hold a nightly Net on channel 18. The club was called the “Arizona Air Jammers”. We had strict rules, no cussing, arguing, or being nasty. It worked, but times were different on CB back then. At the peak of the club we had about 100 members. Since most of the club interactions were over the air, people were surprised when we had our first meeting and learned I was 14. They learned this when I asked for a ride to my own event... My current job is being a Air Force Maintenance Officer. 

I belong to the Olive Branch Amateur Radio Club in my hometown of Olive Branch, Mississippi.

https://www.facebook.com/obamateurradio

Home antenna systems. 40 foot (12.19 meters) tower. Diamond 510 for 2M/440 and a 13B2 2-Meter Yagi, Ham IV Rotor. 80 meter horizontal quad loop (268 feet). 6 meter inverted V. More to come as I continue to build.

Radio, Yaesu 8800 for 2-meter and 440. My HF rig is a Yaesu FT-950. For some extra kick I use an AL-811 AMP with the AT-1000 Autotuner (rarely use it since I don't need that much for CW). Also use a ICOM IC-718 for mobile and camping with a Z-100 tuner.

My Rotor Controller by Glen Popiel (KW5GP), Author of the Arduino for Ham Radio

My friend and felow OBARC club member built me a rotor controller for my Ham IV while I was deployed to the Middle East in 2014. It was featured in his new book. He even mentioned me in chapter 24, page 24-1. Thanks so much Glen...! Please go out and purchase "Arduion for Ham Radio", it's a great book and has some neat projects. I plan to build all of them.

 

 

 
 
My oldest Son Andrew has his license also (KF5WNQ). I guess he got the bug from me...
Please visit his page:http://www.qrz.com/db/KF5WNQ
 
 
If we talked and I called W5SMB/Portable, I was most likely camping. I love to take the HF camping. I use a ICOM IC-718 with a Z-100 Plus tuner attached to an 80 meter dipole. Mostly CW but I do jump on the phone side.
 
 
We're a Jeep Family all the way...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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KK9KK 2016-01-09 40m SSB EM19fa United States Rich Milcarek, Jr
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K3Y/2 2016-01-07 80m CW EM19fa United States Straight Key Century Club
W1DV 2016-01-07 80m CW EM19fa United States DAVID A VITTUM
K3Y/KP4 2016-01-07 40m CW EM19fa United States
KP4ED 2016-01-07 40m CW FK68qe Puerto Rico LUIS E DE JESUS
K3Y/1 2016-01-07 80m CW EM19fa United States Straight Key Century Club
K3Y/0 2016-01-07 80m CW EM19fa United States Straight Key Century Club
K3Y/1 2016-01-04 15m CW EM19fa United States Straight Key Century Club
K3Y/4 2016-01-04 40m CW EM19fa United States Straight Key Century Club
K3Y/8 2016-01-04 40m CW EM19fa United States Straight Key Century Club
K3Y/7 2016-01-04 80m CW EM19fa United States Straight Key Century Club
AF6TC 2016-01-03 17m SSB EM19fa United States Mark E Magdaleno
WR5G 2015-12-31 40m SSB EM19fa United States JERRY A BOYD
WB9JOX 2015-12-31 40m SSB EM19fa United States THEODORE A ORANT

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DX World Award#2842
Granted: 2015-11-12 01:40:02   (W5SMB)

World Continents Award#501
Granted: 2015-01-16 03:10:25   (W5SMB)

Endorsements:
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • Mixed CW
  • 40 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
Grid Squared Award#475
Granted: 2015-01-16 03:10:21   (W5SMB)

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • Mixed CW
  • 20 Meters Phone
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