Licensed June 3, 1975 as WN5OSD. As an 18 yr old Novice I qualified for W.A.S. endorsed 40 m. cw and was the La. first place winner during the 1976 Novice Round-Up ! My rig was an crystal controlled Heathkit HW-16. My QTH was Trees City, La. To my knowledge I am the only Ham Operator to have lived and operated from the community.
I've held the Extra Class since 1985.
Dxing is my primary interest. Currently I have 312 DXCC entities worked and 305 confirmned.
I do all my logging on paper, having recorded over 20,400 hf contacts.
I belong to ARRL, OTC,QCWA ( Ark-La-Tx chapter 85 ) DXCC, and the Amateur Radio Club of Shreveport.
I have had the opportunity to go up the KSLA channel 12 tv tower (via elevator) to an height of 1700 ft.
The highlight of my Ham Radio operating occured on March 6, 2010 as I experienced my third tandem skydive. During that jump I operated an handheld transceiver. Once the main canopy deployed , I managed to make 7 contacts via the ARCOS 146.670 mhz repeater, beginning at an altitude of 4000 ft.
Equipment : Icom IC-718, Kenwood TS-440s, Ameritron AL-811h amplifier. Antennas : Cushcraft A3S at 33 ft.( 10 m), mounted on an homebrew foldover rotatable mast and an G5RV " MAX" (160 thru 10 m ) in an inverted "v" configuration, on tree limb at 77 ft. (23 m).
I QSL 100 % direct ( sase appreciated but not required ) or via bureau.
Blue skys and 73
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