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Greetings from Georgia. I go by my middle name - Mike - despite the call being my "initials".

Licensed in 1968 while in high school as WN5UOB, my Dad - then WN5UOC, and I began a great hobby together. I've also held WA5UOB (until Feb 1978), N5FL (Feb 1978-Nov 1996) and K7JR (Nov 1996-Mar 2002). My Dad is K5JR. My Mom was W(B)5DMR (sk 2008).

I operated as K4I / CW Rover in the 2011 Georgia QSO Party.

I operated as K4R / CW Rover in the 2012 Georgia QSO Party, part of K4 - N-F-A-R-L , http://nfarl.org/GA_QSO_Party/GA_QSO_SpecialCallSigns.html

I operated as N4N / CW Rover in the 2013 & 2014 GQP.

I operated as N4G / CW Rover in the 2015 GQP along with N5ZZ and WK4U. We used a pair of Flex Radio 6300's keeping two stations going full time across 45 counties. A lot of engineering, but it was great fun with Max and Tim. We were in the vehicle shown below. I'll try to get pics up.

N5ZZ, WK4U and I will again be on the road for the 2016 GPQ, this year signing N4N.

I operated as W5JR / CW Rover (CO & KS) in the 2014 County Hunters CW "contest".

I operated with the Maui ARC - KH6RS - for their 2013 FD as the CW Op.  What a blast.

I operated as KH6RS SOHP unassisted (@ NH6Y) in the 2015 ARRL DX CW weekend. Email me if you need a card. Thanks to Tom for the loan of his station.

I just returned from operating as KH6RS SOHP UNASSISTED in the 2016 CQ160 CW contest, again from Tom's (NH6Y). Extremely indebted to Tom for installing a 160m vertical and beverage to the mainland. Pretty amazing to work a JA, K, JA, K, UA, K, JA right after one another.

I was the 160m Op for the Dec 2014 W1AW/4 GA segment. Special thanks to Mike / K4PI for access to his fabulous 160m antennas at the "farm".

I operated as W5JR QRP in the Dec 2015 Stew Perry TBDC from the K4PI 160 farm in west GA. What a challenge. The band conditions stunk but the experience was good enough to convince me it's worth doing again if the opportunity presents itself.

Originally from Texas (DFW area), my wife, Kim - W5KAR and I have been here in GA for about 15 years.

Most of my HF operation is CW, concentrating on 160m CW contests. I do show up in other CW contests throughout the year. My antennas consist of "wires in the woods" owing the focus to 160, 80 & 40. My daily mobile operation consists primarily of FM operation on 10m, 6m, 2m, 222, 440 and 927, mostly Motorola gear. I do have a classic Kenwood TM-742 as well as an Icom 7000 to round out the mobile setup. I use a Hi-Q 5-80RM for HF mobile.

My station at home consists of an Elecraft K3 that belonged to a dear friend, Jim Reese, WD5IYT (sk), a FlexRadio 6300, an Alpha 87A and various wire antennas strung in the trees. Also hanging around is my 1986 Icom IC-735, a SignalOne CX7B and a SignalOne MilSpec-1030. And my original Novice receiver, a Hamerlund HQ-110. And a HeathKit SB-303 receiver / SB-401 transmitter for "nostalgia".

I'm the care taker of North Fulton Amateur Radio League's seven repeaters. http//www.nfarl.org . Come visit on any of our repeaters anytime you are in the Atlanta area - NF4GA.

Member: ARRL (life), NFARL, SECC, SEDXC, Hurst (TX) ARC (life), TXVHF-FM Society (life), Radio Club of America

 

73,

Mike / W5JR

 

Heathkit SB-303 (solid state) receiver and SB-401 (tube) transmitter - No click and work here!! Real radios that require TUNE UP.

Brown Bros dual key is from my Dad's and my Novice days. Keyer is Super CMOS III from kit in 90's QST article.

 

Here is pic of the current "chariot" hosting my mobile platform.  I operate 80-10 from an IC-7000 and a Hi-Q 580RT, 10m & 6m FM from a Motorola Syntor X9000, 2m / 220 / 440 from a "vintage" Kenwood TM-742, 440 FM from a Motorola Spectra with A7 head and 900 with a Motorola  MCS2000.  A total of 7 antenna mounts - 3 drilled in the roof, 3 at the corners of the cabin box (plus the 3m radio on front right) and the HF mount.  I've used a "bug catcher" style HF antennas all 45 years of my mobile operation.  I really like the way this Hi-Q works.  My results have been outstanding.  I use the BetterRF Tune Control 7000 to adjust the antenna while underway (the BetterRF company is now QRT).

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