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Mike Coulter    K5DKQ      

I was always interested in electronics as a boy because my uncle, Lemuel Elder, K4DKQ, was a Ham and a Civil Defense volunteer.Our families were close and we used to swap kids, and I would visit my cousin Joe (now KB2ECM) and we would sit on the back porch tuning through the dials of my uncle's big Collins rig, listening to the world.

I never sought my own license because the code would bog me down, and then a career and family got in the way. Finally, after retirement from the Baton Rouge Police Department (ironically my first 11 months were as a radio dispatcher - KAY222, KKA422, and KLX867) I finally got my Technician and General in October 2014. As soon as I got into the database, I requested a vanity call of K5DKQ, in honor of my Uncle Lemuel.

Mainly on VHF/UHF when I started, I finally got a Yaesu FT-767 Mark II and put a trapped dipole in the attic. Now I've upgraded to a FTDX-1200 and have a new antenna to put up in the back yard. 

I joined the Jefferson Amateur Radio Club (w5gad.org) and became very active, eventually being elected to the Board of Directos and I restarted the dormant weekly net, and have been running it since March, 2016. And in the spring of 2016, with the Elmering of Jerry Burg, N5GKJ, I got my Extra ticket!

It seems I am never active enough on HF and always learning new ideas, modes, skills and always meeting new friends.

New 8/29/16 - I finally hooked up my SCU-17 that I bought with my FTDX-1200 last October and got active on digital modes.

I now am hooked on PSK31 and in the first couple of weeks, I've made 80 or so contacts. I also got a Signalink for my VHF/UHF station and have started doing Winlink. Old dogs can learn new tricks!

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - K5DKQ
Latest Contacts for K5DKQ at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
CO6RCF 2017-02-27 20m PSK31 EL92ui Cuba Julian Martin Lopez
N0KRQ 2017-02-13 20m THOR EN31cj United States CLIVE E HORNBACK, JR
K2JHV 2017-02-13 20m PSK31 FN20wj United States JAMES P HAWKINS
K1LGQ 2017-02-13 20m PSK31 FN42er United States DENNIS MARANDOS
K2MFF 2017-02-13 20m PSK31 FN31tg United States NEW JERSEY INST OF TECHNOLOGY ARC
WI3J 2017-02-13 20m PSK31 FM19jd United States STEWART W LLOYD, Jr
NP3B 2017-02-13 20m PSK31 FK68wj Puerto Rico Phillip Rivera
KB0RM 2017-02-09 20m PSK31 FN20kd United States Reghunadh M Mavunkal
W8ICE 2017-01-22 20m PSK63 EN76tl United States Jeff Sullivan
KB3YXI 2017-01-22 20m PSK31 FM19pd United States DANIEL J MILLER
KM4FLF/VE3 2017-01-22 20m PSK31 FN02mv Canada Stephen
K2EQ 2017-01-22 20m PSK31 FN12oq United States HOWARD B SCHLER
W0JAY 2017-01-22 20m PSK31 FN31lj United States ORAN (Jay) SPAULDING, JR
W9HT 2017-01-22 20m PSK31 EN71lc United States Joshua J Long
VE100VIMY/VE3 2017-01-21 40m PSK31 Canada

Book Totals: 437 qso's   142 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM


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