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I was first licensed WN5CMI in May, 1962, at the age of 14. I became WA5CMI the next year when I upgraded to General. I have held an Extra Class license since 1973.

I operate a lot of 75-meter AM but also enjoy DXing. 

The "antenna farm" consists of a Force12 C4S, an MFJ 1785 rotatable dipole, a homebrew 17- and 12-meter rotatable dipole, and a 3-element Cushcraft 6-meter beam all on a 40-ft TriEx crank-up tower. I also have a Cushcraft R9 vertical that I use for 80-, 40-, and 30-meter CW.

Main radio is a Flex-3000. I love the SDR operation. For it I use an i7-5820K, 6-core processor with 16GB RAM. I use K5FR's excellent DDUtil software with Flexradio's PowerSDR to select and rotate the antennas. AA6YQ's top-tier DXing software suite, DXLab, integrates everything nicely. My homebrew 3-1000Z, runs up to the legal limit on 80-20 and over 1200w on the other bands. See pictures below.

Lately, I have been using my restored Globe King 500 a lot on 75-meters. It produces ~350 watts of carrier and 1500 watts PEP. I have paired a Flex-1500 with it as a receiver. What a combination of old and new!

I am a retired electrical engineer and worked at the following companies: Texas Instruments, Mostek, E-Systems, and Hewlett-Packard. I also taught Electronics part time at Eastfield College over a 24 year span. My wife is also reitired and we are enjoying retirement very much!

Visit my web page: http://wa5cmi.com


Globe King 500 rework pictures are now on my personal webpage: http://wa5cmi.com

My homebrew 3-1000Z



Globe King 500


I built a cart to allow me to get to the GK easily and to add a little room to the operating position. I added some rack rails to mount the audio gear. It consists of a Symetrix 528e and an Aphex 104 with Big Bottom. You can see the Flex "receiver" and its power supply resting on top of the 528.


My bride (of 47 years), Barbi, and I taken Summer of 2014

My Other Hobby:

Looking toward the "radio position"



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QRZ Logbook Summary for - WA5CMI
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MI0SRR 2014-03-16 17M SSB JJ00aa Northern Ireland DAVID POOTS
5Z4/LA4GHA 2014-03-16 15M CW KI88ks Kenya
CO2JD 2014-03-16 12M CW EL83sb Cuba JUAN CARLOS MOLINA
7X3WPL 2014-03-16 15M SSB JM13kt Algeria Amateur Radio Club *Sahara DX *
A71A 2014-03-16 15M SSB LL55sg Qatar QATAR AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY (Club Callsign)
XZ1Z 2014-03-16 15M CW JJ00aa Myanmar (Burma) Zorro Y. Miyazawa
5H3MB 2014-03-16 12M CW KI71gc Tanzania MAURIZIO IK2GZU
SM3EVR 2014-03-16 30M CW JP82qg Sweden Tord. E Julander
4S7LXG 2014-03-15 17M CW JJ00aa Sri Lanka Sigi Presch - DL7DF And Crew DXpeditions
D44CF 2014-03-15 17M CW HK76mv Cape Verde HENRYK KOTOWSKI
MW0CRI 2014-03-15 15M RTTY IO72pb Wales DAVID MARSTON
FO4BM 2014-03-15 20M SSB BH52cm French Polynesia Philippe GLOAGUEN
YY4TSS 2014-03-15 40M SSB FK60ad Venezuela Carlos Enrique Garcia
9J2T 2014-03-15 20M SSB JJ00aa Zambia Silvano Borsa
EX8BN 2014-03-15 20M CW MN72gv Kyrgyzstan Evgenij P. Smirnov

Book Totals: 2472 qso's   260 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

Grid Squared Award#5880
Granted: 2015-03-16 01:30:03   (WA5CMI)

World Continents Award#7038
Granted: 2015-03-16 01:30:02   (WA5CMI)

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