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Locally (Central Oklahoma): DMR (BM) - TG Oklahoma Central TS2 (31401), Oklahoma TAC TS2 (31400), Oklahoma Statewide TS2 (3140), NW Local 2, North Local 2. ANALOG 2m/70cm - 147.135, 444.100, 145.490146.670, 443.425, 147.210, 146.700, 443.300, 146.790, 146.850, 443.050. D-STAR - DPLUS REF052/B (Oklahoma) and DPLUS REF001/C C4FM/WIRES-X/YSF: YSFReflector/OklahomaLink, Wires-X/AmericaLink, and 443.275

Nationwide/Worldwide: DMR (BM) - TG Oklahoma Central TS2 (31401)TAC 310TG (US) 3100, TAC 311, TAC 312. D-STAR - DPLUS REF052/B (Oklahoma) and DPLUS REF001/C C4FM/WIRES-X/YSF - YSFReflector/OklahomaLink and Wires-X/AmericaLink HF/6m - Icom IC-7100 (as a HF base station presently) and experimenting with FT8 and JT65.

My equipment at the present time: Icom IC-7100, Yaesu FT-8800R (Go Kit) and a Slim Jim, Hytera PD782G, 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). 

  • 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. 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 a Icom IC-2AT (2 meters) which I thought was the coolest thing ever. It was a really nice radio back then (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 and am definitely excited about that. Right now I'm really enjoying DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) a lot through local DMR repeaters and also C4FM/Wires-X and D-STAR through my SharkRF OpenSpot. I am usually monitoring or operating on the Brandmeister DMR Network on Oklahoma Central (TG 31401), Oklahoma TAC (TG 31400), Oklahoma Statewide (TG 3140), and/or TAC310. You might also find me on REF052B (Oklahoma), REF001C, and 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). I even love hearing the morse code station identifications still (I'm weird..haha). I am primarily on 2 meters and 70cm. 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!

I'm getting back into HF again with my Icom IC-7100. I am experimenting with FT8 and JT65. On my wish list: Icom IC-7300.

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. 






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QRZ Logbook Summary for - AA5AF
Latest Contacts for AA5AF at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
W4H 2017-08-19 70cm DSTAR EM68jb United States
W5JWK 2017-08-15 70cm DSTAR EM13bn United States JAMES W KOSA
KE8ECL 2017-08-15 70cm DSTAR EN62we United States Wayne E Blaylock
A71FJ 2017-08-15 70cm DSTAR LL55RF29 Qatar Jameel Al-ansari
HL5BBD 2017-08-12 70cm DSTAR PM45PN95 South Korea IVAN INWOO LEE
ZL2GJ 2017-08-12 70cm DSTAR RF73ka New Zealand Garry Rumbal
NI6IW 2017-08-12 70cm DSTAR DM12jr United States USS Midway CV-41 COMEDTRA
9Z4C 2017-08-12 70cm DSTAR FK90gk Trinidad and Tobago Cuthbert Jones
GM0CSN 2017-08-12 70cm DSTAR IO75xs Scotland ROBERT WILLIAM TRUSSLER
PA1V 2017-08-09 70cm DIGITALVOICE JO22ec Netherlands Frank Van Pelt
MW0SGR 2017-08-05 70cm DSTAR IO81FQ03 Wales James Jenkins
MM0RKN 2017-08-03 70cm DIGITALVOICE IO85hr Scotland Carrie A Rankin

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