I have been continuously licensed and active since 1960. I grew up in Westfield, N.J. and moved to Texas with wife, Cathy (W5HAM) in 1975. Previous calls include: WV2PBN, WA2PBN, WA3JKF, WB5WJT, and KC5GB. I served in the US Navy at NSS Annapolis, MD, and on the USS Escape ARS-6 (1965-1969).
I Retired in 2007 after almost 30 years traveling the world working for Schlumberger, and Omni FC, on hydrocarbon pipeline Flow Computers and Flow Instrumentation.
Although we have "Permanent Resident" status on St Kitts, wife Cathy, W5HAM (V47HAM) and I split our time, spending six months at our Hockley, Texas, USA, home and six months at our Calypso Bay, St. Kitts, West Indies home.
Caribbean Home: V47JA - Calypso Bay, St. Kitts, W.I. http://www.qrz.com/db/v47ja
Foreign licenses: V47JA and V49J (St Kitts), J68JA (St.Lucia), V31FB (Belize), P40DX (Aruba), and G0AOH (UK).
Also licensed are:
XYL: Cathy W5HAM- V47HAM (St Kitts, W.I.) http://www.qrz.com/db/w5ham
Daughter: Catherine K5ICA (Houston,TX),
Son: Daniel K5DAN (Houston,TX),
Daughter: Carolyn K5CAS and Son-in-law: Matt WA5MCS (Bastrop,TX),
QTH: Hockley, Texas, Grid: EM-20, 40 Miles NW of Houston, TX .
Radios: Yaesu FT-1000MP-MkV, FT-857D, Kenwood TS-590S, Collins KWM-2.
Amps: QRO HF-2500DX, Collins 30L1, Elecraft KPA500.
Beams: 40m: 2EL (CC), 10m-20m: 3EL (SteppIR), 6m: 4EL (SteppIR).
Pictures of the tower and antennas: http://dodropin.org/w5jon.html
Dipoles: 160, 75, and 40 meters.
For station photo, go to: http://www.qrz.com/db/wa2pbn
When in North Harris county give a call on the W5JON/R repeater on 442.95 (PL:123.0).
John Abbruscato W5JON
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