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Please add your callsign to my WEB  contact. Thank you... 

NOTE: The "Web" tab above is a simple visitor log (Guest Book) where hams who visit my page can say they stopped by and to say a quick "hello". -73. Thanks!


Whiskey Five Zulu Papa


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***PLEASE NOTE*** QSL INFORMATION: 

I log directly to QRZ.COM (and I do ask for confirmation there, please) and then I upload to LoTW, HRDLOG.net, eQSL.cc, and CLUBLOG daily (each day I make contacts).  Those are my primary ways of QSL exchange and logging.

I do also really like the "old" QSL Cards so if you want a QSL Card (printed version) just email me and ask and we can exchange QSL Cards and/or if you send me one I will send you one back (No SASE required).

                 

                         


MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Member #37471 of QCWA (Quarter Century Wireless Association)
  • Member of EARS/K5EOK (Edmond Amateur Radio Society)
  • Member of ARRL
  • Member of QRZ.COM
  • Member #358 of FT8 Digital Mode Club 
  • Member #18321 of The International Morse Preservation Society (FISTS CW Club)
  • Member #17419 of Straight Key Century Club (SKCC)
  • Member of 100 Watts & A Wire

Hello. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will click on my guest book at the top (the "WEB" tab) and leave me a brief message to say "Hi". 

I have been an amateur radio operator since I was 12 years old. I first got my license (novice) back in 1983 and have been continuously licensed ever since. I did quite a bit of HF back then on my father's equipment (Collins mostly...he had the whole S-Line Collins setup) and also I had my own Icom IC-2AT (2 meters) which I thought was the coolest thing ever. It was a really nice radio back then (i.e., autopatch before cellphones..haha). In 1984, after traveling to the FCC Field Office in Kansas City, Missouri to take the test, I earned my technician class license (I just turned 14). That same year my father put up an antenna to specifically be able to talk to the space shuttle and the Ham Operator on board (Dr. Owen Garriott, W5LFL). We actually did make contact although it was very brief. That was a cool highlight for me in Amateur Radio.

 

I have been off and on active throughout the years, but have been more active in the last 4 years or so. I just passed the Extra Class exam on July 1st, 2017 and am definitely excited about that.

 

I'm really enjoying my Icom IC-7100 (primarily for HF) operating SSB and digital HF mode FT8 (and some JT65). On my wish list: Kenwood TS-480HX, Wireless Holdings DV4Mobile V2, Icom IC-7300, another antenna for my IC-7100, more antennas, and possibly some kind of Mobile DMR radio. I have also been enjoying DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) a lot through local DMR repeaters (one is up over 700 feet on a TV tower) and also D-STAR and C4FM/Wires-X/YSF through my two SharkRF OpenSpots. I get on HF as much as I can because it is a lot of fun and it is challenging sometimes. When I am not on HF (and even when I am sometimes) I am frequently monitoring or operating on the Brandmeister DMR Network on Oklahoma Central (TG 31401), Oklahoma TAC (TG 31400), Oklahoma Statewide (TG 3140), U.S. Nationwide (TG 3100),  and/or TAC310. You probably could also find me on REF001C (1-Charlie), REF052B (Oklahoma), or XRF002A on D-STAR, OklahomaLink on the YSF Reflector (C4FM), and AmericaLink on Wires-X (ocassionally). I also monitor and participate in nets on the analog repeaters here locally in the Oklahoma City area (I still really like analog FM), especially the K5EOK repeater at 443.425mHz. I even love hearing the morse code station identifications still (I'm weird..haha). It's easy to find me on 2 meters and 70cm, especially DMR. It is just really convenient and portable way to be active in Amateur Radio. I can and have talked to hams all over the world on one of my HT's. It is great!

One thing, among many, that I love about amateur radio is the people. Truly. I mean over the years I have met some of the nicest folks who are Hams. When I was a kid there were so many ham operators that my father knew that were the nicest people I think I had ever met. That is still true. Also, I just love my gadgets...my radios, etc. Haha.. Anyway, that is a very brief and small picture of some of my radio story. -W5ZP

    


CATCH ME ON-THE-AIR:

 

Locally (Central Oklahoma): DMR (BrandMeister) - TG Oklahoma Central TS2 (31401) [Primary]Oklahoma TAC TS2 (31400)Oklahoma Statewide TS2 (3140), NW Local 2, North Local 2. ANALOG 2m/70cm - 443.425147.135444.100145.490146.670, 147.210, 146.700, 443.300, 146.790, 146.850, 443.050. D-STAR - DPLUS REF052/B (Oklahoma) and DPLUS REF001/C [Primary on D-STAR], XREF002/A. C4FM/WIRES-X/YSF: YSFReflector/OklahomaLink, Wires-X/AmericaLink (Occasionally), and 443.275 HF/6m - I am enjoying quite a bit of HF lately. I am frequently on 17 meters and 20 meters operating Digital Mode FT8 and some JT65 plus some SSB/Phone. Currently, I have modest capabilities from 80 meters to 6 meters. When operating SSB/Phone I am usually on 40 meters or 20 meters unless there is a big opening elsewhere.

Nationwide/Worldwide: DMR (BrandMeister) - TG (US) 3100 [Primary]TAC 310 [Primary]Oklahoma Statewide (TG 3140)Oklahoma Central TS2 (TG 31401)TAC 311, TAC 312. D-STAR - DPLUS REF052/B (Oklahoma) and DPLUS REF001/C [Primary on D-STAR], XREF002/A. C4FM/WIRES-X/YSF - YSFReflector/OklahomaLink and Wires-X/AmericaLink HF/6m - I am enjoying quite a bit of HF lately. I am frequently on 17 meters and 20 meters operating Digital Mode FT8 and some JT65 plus some SSB/Phone. Currently, I have modest capabilities from 80 meters to 6 meters. When operating SSB/Phone I am usually on 40 meters or 20 meters unless there is a big opening elsewhere.


My equipment at the present time: Icom IC-7100 with a Comet CHA-250B and Dual Band J-Pole, Yaesu FT-8800R (Go Kit) and a Dual Band J-Pole/Slim Jim (or dual band TRAM magmount when operating mobile), Hytera PD782G-U1, Motorola XPR7550, TYT MD-390GPS, Yaesu FT2DR, Kenwood TH-D74A, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 running EchoLink and HamSphere, Samsung Galaxy Tab S running HamSphere and EchoLink, ASUS Laptop w/Windows10 linked to HamSphere 3.0 and 4.0, and two SharkRF Openspots (linked individually with MR-3040 TPLinks for portable operations as needed).

 

                                                        

 

 

 

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World Continents Award#18697
Granted: 2017-10-28 21:08:02   (W5ZP)

United States Counties Award#7678
Granted: 2017-10-28 00:08:02   (W5ZP)

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Grid Squared Award#17454
Granted: 2017-10-27 19:54:02   (W5ZP)

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