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I'm a retired engineer - worked for General Dynamics / Lockheed Martin in RF and IR simulation labs. Originally got my Novice way back in 1974 and worked 40 meter CW with a crystal-controlled Heathkit. I was not active for many years, but got back into the hobby during the summer of 2013, a year before my license expired!

I am running a Yaesu FTDX-3000 into a homebrew fan dipole at the top of the house, mounted by the chimney, cut for 40 (15 on third harmonic), 17, 12, and 10 meters. A second homebrew fan dipole at the side of the house operates on 17, 20, 30, and 40 meters. And, yet a third near the same location is set for 17, 15, and 10 meters - this one is for my FT-450D which I leave on all day decoding JT65 looking for that next ATNO. Sometimes I operate it along with the FTDX-3000 using JT65 / JT9 on two different bands simultaneously using two instances of  WSJT-X.

For VHF / UHF I have the Yaesu FTM-100D System Fusion radio, two Baofeng UV-5R HTs, and an older Yaesu FT-8800. In the evenings I use the FTM-100D and a first gen FT-450 for digital mode HF to run a Man Cave station while watching TV (for pic scroll down).

I'm also interested in software defined radio and use it to visually augment my HF SSB operating with a band spectrum/waterfall display using HDSDR. I use the cheap SDR dongles and upconverters (see pics below) to extend the dongle's range to HF. The SDR is integrated with my HF radio and Log4OM logging program using Omni-Rig.

Lastly - I caught the DX bug and most of the time that's what I'm chasing. In between DX, I was able to complete two addidional WAS using JT65 & JT9 digital modes.

I QSL via direct, eQSL, LoTW, and QRZ. No need for SASE for direct - just send 'em and I will reply 100%. If you want a Texas Horned Frog QSL - I'm your guy! Logs uploaded to QRZ, eQSL, LoTW, and Club Log frequently.

73, Mike

Most recent ATNO's

RN2F - Kaliningrad .:. LU1ZI - South Shetland Islands .:. 3XY1T - Guinea

7P8C - Lesotho .:. MI6USC - Northern Ireland .:. K5P - Palmyra Atoll

C5YK - The Gambia .:. T2TT - Tuvalu .:. PZ5W - Suriname .:. VK9WA - Willis Island

TX3X - Chesterfield Islands .:. E51MKW - North Cook Islands .:. V51B - Namibia

 9Q0HQ - Dem. Rep. of Congo .:. 3G0ZC - Juan Fernandez Island

TI9/3Z9DX - Cocos Island .:. FJ/W2RE - St. Barthelemy

K1N - Navassa .:. HS0ZBS - Thailand .:. FK8HG - New Caledonia

FR1GZ - Reunion Island .:. BV7RE - Taiwan .:. T88HZ - Palau

ZD8X - Ascension Island .:. 9H1SS - Malta .:. TX7G - Marquesas Islands

9W6ZUL - East Maylasia  .:.  J35X - Grenada  .:.  VK9DLX - Lord Howe Island

ZK3Q - Tokealu Atoll  .:.  YJ0X - Vanuatu  .:.  T30D - Western Kiribati


Lab Bench & Equipment:

  • Rigol DM3058 DMM
  • Rigol DS1054Z Digital Oscilloscope
  • Rigol DG1022 Signal Gen / Arb Gen
  • Rigol DSA815-TG Spectrum Analyzer
  • Marconi 2022 RF Signal Generator
  • Coaxial Dynamics Power Meter
  • HP 5334B 1.3 GHz Frequency Counter
  • HP 3457A Multi Function DMM
  • Tenma Lab Power Supply

GPS Disciplined Oscillator - Lab Frequency Standard


Screen Capture of simultaneous WSJT-X sessions on 2 bands using Yaesu FTDX-3000 & FT-450

Restored Drake SSR-1

Restored Kenwood R-2000

Restored Yaesu FRG-7700

DX Card wallpaper




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QRZ Logbook Summary for - N5INP
Latest Contacts for N5INP at QRZ.com
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NN6XX 2016-04-20 20m JT9 CM87 United States John R Hardwick
W6LVP 2016-04-20 20m JT9 DM04 United States Larry V Plummer
N3CY 2016-04-19 40m JT9 FN11 United States Clair E Yeagle
W3BI 2016-04-18 40m JT9 FN20 United States Richard C Johnson
VA3HP 2016-04-18 30m JT65 EN92 Canada Gary Allan Chase
CO8LY 2016-04-16 30m JT65 FL20 Cuba Eduardo Somoano Cremati
KE0HQZ 2016-04-16 30m JT65 EN12hv United States Nicholas E Hauser
K2OO 2016-04-14 40m JT9 EM89ox United States Andrew S Thall
AB0YM 2016-04-11 40m JT9 DM79lo United States George T Palecek
AK9S 2016-04-11 30m JT65 EN61 United States Sergio Zoruba
VP9GE 2016-04-11 30m JT65 FM72 Bermuda Ed Kelly
N4WXB 2016-04-09 40m JT9 EM64ds United States Robert C Weaver
VK2LJM 2016-04-08 20m JT9 QF55 Australia leo mallon
W4JSI 2016-04-08 30m JT65 EM64 United States Joseph S Ivey
KD4MZM 2016-04-07 40m JT9 EL87 United States Eric T Owen

Book Totals: 1554 qso's   899 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

World Continents Award#1310
Granted: 2015-01-23 01:48:45   (N5INP)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 12 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
United States Award#254
Granted: 2015-01-23 01:48:42   (N5INP)

  • Mixed Digital
Grid Squared Award#1194
Granted: 2015-01-23 01:48:38   (N5INP)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
DX World Award#319
Granted: 2015-01-23 01:48:34   (N5INP)

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