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I am involved with the Vernon Parish ARES, and hold the position of District Emergency Coordinator (DEC Region 6 - Central), along with being an ARRL Technical Specialist, Delta Division, Louisiana Section and ARRL VE/W5YI VEC.

I am active on 2m, 70cm, and 6m along with HF all bands (PSK31,JT65, RTTY,Voice). If you would like the SKED please email me.

You can catch me on APRS as W5TMP when I'm in the car mobile.

MOBILE STATION:  ICOM 2820 (D*STAR DualBand VHF/UHF) and for HF Icom IC-7100 (D*STAR) with the N2VZ Turbo Tuner, and Little Tarhell II screwdriver antenna. 

HOME STATION: HF - ICOM IC-7700 (Contesting Rig), Digital Interface is SignaLink USB, using a 80m Double Bazooka (in Inverted V about 35') or a "QSO King" End Fed antenna (in Sloper about 50').and Ameritron AL-600s No Tune Solid State Amplifier.


I have a D-HAP, and a homemade GO DVAP kit (seen below), as well as, 3 other RaspberryPi/DVAP portable stations.

Originally Licensed KD5EQB in (08/08/1998), earned my General (01/03/07) and then Amateur Extra (10/22/07).

My wife Donna is also an ham operator, KE5JNA, and my son Thomas is KE5EKK.

 (#8534) (PODXS 070#1815/LONP#325) (#12598) (# 9521)(#07246)

(#23276)(#6959) (#4920) (#917) (#77312)(#0676)

(#17295) (#1348)


I 100% QSL via LoTW (logs uploaded after each radio session) or Direct (NO SASE required, I like collecting the cards), also I upload my logs to eQSL.cc(AG), and HRDLog.net and QRZ.com, and Clublog.org

I am working on my DXCC/WAS (5 band) awards so please help me out, if you hear me on the air.


Please take a minute to search my logs for your callsign.


Hope to talk to you on the air sometime!


 I'm Army MARS, my callsign is AAR6DQ   ARRL & W5YI VE

I Support the DX Code of Conduct 

The NEW CCS DTMF D*Star system my DTMF is 4611

I registered my website: http://www.w5tmp.com�so please take a look at my Radio Made Simple Blog.

For those using Windows and have the DVAP - Click on this Link (you will have to register on the website to see the program WINDV)

My Current D*STAR / RaspberryPi project -a VK5ZEA inspired RaspberryPi and DVAP mobile D*STAR Hotspot.

- Currently running RPI(32GB Ultra SDHC card Class 10), and2m DVAP and 70cm DVAP on a second R*PI, and a NQSMHS GMSK Modem on a 3rd R*PI.

If you would like to purchase a RaspberryPi, I bought mine from a company called ELEMENT14, there is another company called MCM Electronics they tend to have them in-stock (I highly recommend using MCM Electronics).

- My R*PI's I use �Manhattan 10-port USB Powered Hub

-CradlePoint PHS300 Personal Hotspot - Wireless access point - 802.11b/g,

(Cradlepoint requires a USB style Aircard, when I'm not connected to the hotspot on my Sprint Phone)

-NETGEAR� Wireless-N 300 USB Adapter, also I have designed several go-boxes with the "thumbnail" size wifi adapters and they work fine. -Intellinet� 150N Nano Wireless USB Adapter

- 4.3" LED monitor (12v) (this is NOT needed, but it is cool to have in the go-box)

-isound Portable Power Max 16,000mAh Poly battery.

Everything is housed in the Pelican 1200 Case. Just for giggles I am also using a Logitech� K400 Wireless Touch Keyboard�at Home. I have a MOBILE keyboard Rii Mini Handheld Keyboard, Touchpad, Laser Pointer�(about the size of a $1 dollar bill)

I currently run the Johnathan Naylor G4KLX, R*PI/DVAP image, you can download it fromhttp://www.westerndstar.co.uk/html/downloads.html,

you will need to download 2 files theWin32DiskImager(if you don't already have it),

and the ISO image for your device, whether it be a DVAP, GMSK modem, or DVRPTR.

You will need a program called WINRAR to extract the image from the download. http://download.cnet.com/WinRAR-32-bit/3000-2250_4-10007677.html

There is some great info that Bill, AB4BJ has compiled from our little experimenting groups emails.

Here is a link to his website: http://ab4bj.com/wordpress/he also explains how to implement the auto-start on the AA4RC installation shown here below.

Here is the Demystifying the Raspberry Pi and DVAP Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Iws5D-eES8


AA4RC has released a RPI version of the DVAPTool program, Robin suggests that you use the following:

Rasbian "Wheezy" 0209 or better


and then install his software:

DVAPTool for the Raspberry Pi is now available for the Raspian Wheezy
distribution 2013-02-09-wheezy-raspian.img.
> Follow the steps below to install/run:
> 1) make sure you are running Raspian Wheezy 2013-02-09 and are connected to
the internet with your Pi.
> 2) open an LXTerminal window and run: "sudo apt-get install qt4-dev-tools".
Answer "Y" when prompted.
> 3) in terminal window run: "curl -O
> 4) in terminal window run "sudo tar xzPf DVAPTool-1.04-rpi.tgz"
> 5) in terminal window run DVAPTool with "./DVAPTool" from your home directory.
> Note that this is a full GUI version. I'm working on a text only daemon.



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