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Thanks for dropping by. I was first licensed in 1958 as KN5SEK  (Later K5SEK) in Amarillo,Texas . After college and Law school I moved to Miami, Florida where I was K4HWW until 1976 when the xyl (Ann) , my two son's and I returned to Amarillo ,Texas where I semi-retired lawyer today. My call from 1976 until 1996 was W5VGX.

I love to work DX with frequency. (HI!)

I am a dxcc guy. 8banddxcc # 3861- Honor Roll member.

 

I have been  contester since 1959. (quite a few certificates) and some records. ( see blog below)

Rig is ICOM 756PRO III (706 back up),and SB220 to a Hygain Explorer 14 @ 30 to 55 feet,crank up, two phased verticals on 40 alsoI have a new low 40 meter 2 element quagi 8 feet off the ground and 30 feet at the top of a rectangular loop. I use a 12 diamond lloop on the same feedline as the 40 meter rectangular loop 10 feet off the ground and 28 feet high. I have   half sloper at 50 feet with 10 radials on160/80/30.. On 17 I use a bi directional low quad 7 feet off gtround  up to 30' at top of the diamonds . I have an EDZ on 30 at 38'. I use AL 84 linear on 160. I have written much about my antennas work and theories on my webpage.(see link below).

I am an operator  on  W6I -- Route 66 special event annually. I live 600 yards from the old route 66.

 

I love Dxcc Challenge-- (2088 certified)  Thank you Arrl for LOTW!!

Also a special thanks to the ARRL for the Centennial event .  It was a monster success in getting hams active  on the air!!!  I finshed 6th in Texas  and 147th out of 18,000 USA participants and 207th in the world. out of 37,000. This was a beginning format for something great. The activity was wonderful. Arrl is to be commended and supported.

http://www.cwops.org/images/logomaster.pngI love CW (I am member CWOPS # 1108)

I am am officer of the PDXCC (Panhandle dx and contest club) .  Our new call is K5PDX. You will hear us soon.

 

I use Rigbaster,HRD DM780 and Writelog. I am very active on all digi modes .I am FELD HELL member 1745 and do jt65 and jt9 to relax. I'm in DM95ae and Potter Count,TEXAS.

My full webpage is :http://w5zotexas.blogspot.com Please feel free to link to my website to see the qth. I have some interesting antenna articles and much of my dx and contesting history.

I have a bad voice. Long story there but I can still break pileups. Hi.


DXCC Account Status

Mixed 347/335
Phone 318/311
Cw 335/327
20 meters 307/ 300
15 meters 306/299
Challenge 2088 awarded 2127 pending
73s from the PANHANDLE OF TEXAS!! Mike w5zo

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