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I joined the US Navy at a young age to become an Electronics Tech. I worked on UHF/VHF, HF, RADAR, SATNAV, and SATCOMMS. I was on the USS Cushing from 1989- 1994. They ended up sinking her on July 14th 2008. Its like losing a good friend.  












I spent the rest of my 10 years in the Navy at NAS Corpus working on Airfield Communications and Weather systems. It was a great time. I got out in 1998 and went to work for Dell Computers. I was taking 40 calls a day for those first few years and that engrained and enritched my PC skills. I then went to work in the IT group for Dell Financial Services. We were responsible for setting up systems to support the website for processing leasing applicaions on the website. Once these systems opened Dell for drawing in 12MILLION a day. (No Pressure) :)

After Dell I went to work in the Oiland Gas field as a Communications specialsts, support field data moving to gas control. Then ERON cleared the field and went to work for an OEM in the oil and gas instrumentation business working on flow computers.

I feel in love and got to move to Katy, TX (Which has the best HOA known to man. )  . My wife gave be a 2M HT for Christmas 2015 and I was off and running. I had a few friends that thought I would enjoy the hobby. They certianly helped me in the door. 

I have met and chatted with some of the best people on the planet. They are always willing to lend a hand in helping everyone around them get set up and running. It's been a great experience so far. Once I get 3 or 4 more Antennas running I wil be ready for DXing what ever that means. :) 


UPDATE 1: I had a 1:4 Bakunin so I decided to build a full wave 40M delta loop. It's fed from the bottom corner, vertically polarized, and allot of work to tune, but I am getting out in a big way and I hear everything. It works great on 40,20,17, & 15. I will give it a shot on 10M on Tuesday with my new Ten Ten net number.  4-2-2016

UPDATE 2:  I had issues checking in to to OMISS 40M, I was able to get checked in to the 80M net. I wasn't getting any contacts as usual. I thought it was the weather. I then tuned around the Bands a bit. I caught a Loud station calling for DX IW3IBK. I was able to get a 57-59 QSO with Italy.  I dog was barking something in the back yard and wehn I went outside My 40 meter loop had been knocked out of the tree by the storm that passed through that morning. 

I read about antennas and RF progation and I am still amazed at how the RF can travel even under less than ideal conditions. I am even thinking I need to lower the Antenna when chasing DX.... Especaily Italy :)

UPDATE 3: I participalted in Field Day 2016 and had a blast out in Pecan Grove. I have since kept pluging away at WAS, and got a few QRZ awards along the way. I have also joined two clubs. Katy Amature Radio Society and Brazo Valley Amature Radio Club. These are both great groups and full of Elmers and acivities. 



I participated in my first contest the 10-10 Summer (PH) 2016. The band could have been better. I should have had a better antenna, but it was a great experience. I can see how contesting can be addictive. :)  8-9-2016

Jan 8th 2017  I ran the ARRL RTTY Roundup 2017. It was a great event and my 1st RTTY contest. I could have had a better score, but I hung in there and work the entire event. This will give me something to beat next go around.

Next up Jan 21st North American QSO Party, SSB I hope to get more done this go around. 

Check out my score at 3030 Scores.com  

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March 16th 2017  I upgrade my HAM license from General to Extra. The extra exam was challenging but in studing for the test I pay allot of atention to the math and there were very few math questions on the exam. I am happy yo have full band privilges and I made my first extra contact on 20m 14.215 with W4\MM0LID Scott. 

I decided I needed to get a second antenna up in the air. I choose a Carolina Windom cut for 40,20,15,and 10 meters. It's pulled up into a tree at 35 feet. The SWR are good through the bands, but great on 10m at 1.2:1 across the band. I made my first contact with W0DFU Dan in Colorado. It was great 59 contact and he was running barefoot as well. This is the highest I have ever pulled a feed line in the air, and I am looking for some good results. 






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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KG5LRP
Latest Contacts for KG5LRP at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
KD0GYG 2017-09-24 40m FT8 DN70kg United States Timothy B Carlson
CO2JD 2017-09-24 40m FT8 EL83sb Cuba JUAN CARLOS MOLINA
W8WOM 2017-09-24 40m RTTY CN82ol United States John R Laybourne
V31RJ 2017-09-24 40m RTTY Belize
NY3C 2017-09-23 40m FT8 FM29dp United States EUGENE L MC DOWELL
KF7U 2017-09-23 40m RTTY DM43gj United States Charles C Zanella Sr
K2DSW 2017-09-23 40m RTTY EN31fg United States Robert S Panek
N9NA 2017-09-23 40m RTTY DM33tq United States John F Siepmann
W6J 2017-09-17 40m SSB United States Route 66 Amateur Radio Association
W7ZZ 2017-09-17 20m SSB CN87rl United States DOUGLAS K SMITH
W6B 2017-09-17 20m SSB United States Route 66 on the Air 2017 - Los Angeles
W6H 2017-09-17 40m RTTY CM97fa United States Bill Mader
AA3B 2017-09-17 40m RTTY FN20EI26 United States JOSEPH W TRENCH
K6MR 2017-09-17 40m RTTY CN80rl United States KENNETH A BEALS

Book Totals: 4443 qso's   2455 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Award#2811
Granted: 2017-01-23 15:10:02   (KG5LRP)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
World Continents Award#14717
Granted: 2016-07-27 13:16:02   (KG5LRP)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Digital
  • Mixed Digital
United States Counties Award#397
Granted: 2016-07-19 04:03:54   (KG5LRP)

  • 250 Counties Phone
  • 100 Counties Phone
  • 250 Counties Phone
  • 100 Counties Digital
  • 250 Counties Digital
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
Grid Squared Award#12573
Granted: 2016-06-03 23:10:26   (KG5LRP)

  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 40 Meters Digital
  • Mixed Digital
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 40 Meters Phone
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