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First licensed in 1978, my dad (K4HJ) fuelled my interest in amateur radio and electronics in general.  I was not on the air very much, due to other interests, so my license expired.  Interest was renewed and in 2006 I took the Technician exam during the ARRL Field Day and was relicensed as KI4QBP.  I was stationed in England, with the U.S. Air Force, at the time and obtained a reciprocal British license and the call sign M0ECD.

I enjoy most aspects of the hobby that I have tried but really enjoy the challenges of contesting and VHF.  I am usually the only operator from Rockwall county, the smallest county in Texas, during the Texas QSO Party, so keep an ear out for K5BGL.

I operate mobile most weekdays, it makes the commute much more tolerable.

Call signs held:

KA4FQR - 1978-1988

KI4QBP - 2006-2008

M0ECD - 2006-2011

KI6YYX - 2008-2011

KF5MGM - 2011-2012

K5BGL (vanity) - 2012-present

Home setup is an FT-897D feeding an Alpha Delta DX-EE in the attic and an M2 6M3-SS on a 40 ft mast with rotator. 

Mobile setup is an FT-857D feeding an ATAS-120.


View of the ATAS-120 mounted on the hood.

View of the FT-857 control head, the radio body is mounted to the floorboard beneath the drivers seat.

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - K5BGL
Latest Contacts for K5BGL at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
W1KA 2014-11-23 15m SSB FN43ef United States PATRICK J POIRIER SR
WA3GM 2014-11-23 10m SSB FN20kb United States GREGORY J MALONE
W6OI 2014-11-23 10m SSB EN52up United States 10-10 INTERNATIONAL NET INC
WM3PEN 2014-11-23 10m SSB FN20lb United States HOLMESBURG AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
KC3BAY 2014-11-23 10m SSB FN00ch United States STEPHEN E MACDONALD
PY2VI 2014-11-05 15m SSB GG67fn Brazil IGOR ALEXANDRO FERREIRA
WD8JP 2014-09-28 20m SSB EN90dw United States JOHN C PATTON
K4TXX 2014-09-28 20m SSB EM95pc United States RANDY C COLEY
W9MBL 2014-09-28 20m SSB EN62ax United States Scott M Smith
S52WW 2014-08-26 17m SSB JN75cv Slovenia Damjan Kenk
HA3NU 2014-08-12 15m SSB JN96ii Hungary LASZLO WEISZ
W5ZF 2014-07-17 6m SSB DM65rd United States IRVING S WERNICK
AD0CZ 2014-06-15 6m JT65 EN34kw United States MICHAEL A THOMPSON
KF2T 2014-05-26 6m JT65 DM25kx United States GEORGE J MOLNAR

Book Totals: 14 qso's   8 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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