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 were granted "Permanent Resident" status on St Kitts, XYL Cathy, W5HAM (V47HAM) and I split our time between our Hockley, Texas, USA, and Calypso Bay, St. Kitts homes.
Caribbean Home: V47JA - Calypso Bay, St. Kitts, W.I. http://www.qrz.com/db/v47ja
Foreign licenses: V47JA (St Kitts), J68JA (St.Lucia), V31FB (Belize), P40DX (Aruba), G0AOH (UK).
Glad to QSL: DIRECT ONLY, SASE please, NO BUREAU QSL's, NO BURO QSL's, ALL QSL's DIRECT, SASE please.
Also: LoTW - ALL logs are uploaded to LoTW
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 (Humble,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, Elecraft KPA-500, Collins 30L1, Heath SB-200 (6 Meter Mod.).
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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