Because of my long first name, I have always gone by the nickname, “Pat”. I was first licensed in 1948 in my hometown of Austin, Texas as W5OZI, a call I have been lucky enough to hold on to through the years. I recently received a pin thanking me for 60 years membership with the ARRL.
Additional calls over the years have been K4ADL, DL4FL, HS1R, KL7FCC, K4BLE, W0ORQ, G5BGA, KG4ZI, VP2MFZ and one of the three operators at PJ6D. I am a retired soldier, a retired electrical contractor and an active cattle rancher. I have been very active on 6 meters since 1985 and have worked 171 DXCC entities, the latest being R6KA in Eu.Russian occupied Crimea, and 1190 grids on that band and was recently awarded FFMA #2 for working all US grids. For the past several years I have enjoyed “grid hopping” to rare grids in Mexico and West Texas, to give lots of the guys a “new one” on 6 meters. On the HF Bands I have 10 band DXCC, #1 DXCC Honor Roll with 348 entities worked and in early 2015 attained 3009 on ARRL DXCC Challenge.
My present equipment for 6 meters consists of a Yaesu FT-92O into a homebuilt 2x Eimac 3-500Z linear amplifier and stacked 8 element W1JR- designed yagis at 96 and 72 feet AGL. For the HF bands I use a Yaesu FT-1000MP and an Alpha 89. HF antennas are shunt fed verticals for 160/80m, sloping half-wave dipoles for 40/30m, and a 12 element Tennadyne log periodic antenna at 75 feet for 20 through 10 m.
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