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.
Caribbean Home: V47JA - Calypso Bay, St. Kitts, W.I. http://www.qrz.com/db/v47ja
Although we have "Permanent Resident" status on St Kitts, XYL 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 home.
Foreign licenses: V47JA and V49J (St Kitts), J68JA (St.Lucia), V31FB (Belize), P40DX (Aruba), 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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