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Originally licensed in 1957 as KN5LAD back when a Novice license was only good for one year. I quickly got a Technician and then a General before the year was over. I got the Advance in 1971 and kept that until new FCC restructuring rules allowed becoming an Extra Lite.

I have worked on all bands from 160-70cm and dabbled in many modes: AM, SSB, RTTY, CW (short dabble), ATV, FM, SSTV. I've been involved in DX, Ragchewing, Contests, Nets, Army MARS, and lots of homebrewing (electronics, that is). I built the first Army MARS repeater back in 1968 or 69. I've built repeaters on 2, 220, and 70 cm and still own and operate the 146.10/.70 and 444.9/444.3 repeaters in NE Oklahoma.

I have WAS, WAC, DXCC (have sticker for 112 countries and never did send in any more cards.... maybe some day......), and RCC. Update: I finally sent in some more confirmations so I'm up to somewhere between 250 and 300 confirmed. I enjoy the working more than the confirming.

I co-owned and operated a ham radio store, Derrick Electronics, in Broken Arrow from 1970-1981. I spent 30+ years in the education business teaching junior high and high school plus I was the Computer Coordinator for Tulsa Public Schools for 9 years. Now I'm retired and enjoying it. I'm a member of Owasso Amateur Radio Club, Electron Benders ARC, Tulsa Amateur Radio Club, and a Life member of ARRL. I also had a life subscription to 73 but I discovered that they meant THEIR life and not mine. Oh well....

My wife Gloria - WA5SNU, is a retired 1st grade teacher. My oldest son is Russell - KD6GGI, and youngest son is Daniel - KF6LMF. I've had several ham articles published in the now defunct 73 Magazine. If you're an old timer you might enjoy some of the stories from my early ham days. You can find them in the "50+ Years in Ham Radio" section of my web site.

The equipment I'm typically running is an Elecraft K3/100, an Elecraft KX3, or the standby Icom IC-756PRO and either a Yaesu Quadra, a Dentron MLA-2500 or the homebrew 4-1000A amplifier. I use a 3 element SteppIR beam at 70 feet although I might be on the R7 vertical, the TA-33jr/MPK, or one of the other assorted radiators that seem to spring up around here. The SteppIR is, by far, my favorite.

My website is at:  www.hayseed.net/~jpk5lad/

You'll find a variety of ham-related stories and articles including how to repair and rebuild CDE/HyGain rotators, how to easily light the rotor control box with LEDs, repairing Bird wattmeter elements,  several worthwhile articles on various Dentron antenna tuners; also pictures and construction info on my 4-1000 amplifier, and some stories from my ham career that spans over 50+ years.   You might even find a joke or funny story or two.  There's even some strange music hiding in between the various pages.  There are numerous more "nuggets" but you'll just have to root them out. 

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