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If you are trying to QSO my station via JT-65 or JT-9, I run QRP only so please be patient.

I started out listening to Short Wave Radio as a teenager.  Collected many QSL cards just from SWL.  Years passed and one day I overheard a couple of Ham Radio Operators while I was tuning the bands and became intrigued.  Not knowing how to become a Ham, it wasn't until the Fall of 1990 that I got my Novice Ticket and became KB5OLJ.  Tech Class soon followed and assigned the callsign N5SSH.  Didn't quite like the call at first, at least not until I tried it out on CW.  It grew on me after that.  Soon afterward got my General ticket and eventually the Extra.

- I enjoy digital modes whether it be packet, JT65, JT9, PSK, RTTY or HSMM-MESH.
- I prefer HF but have been known to join in on VHF/UHF repeater discussions on occasion.
- I like building HF antennas and experiment with that every so often.
- I like trying to hit the satellites from time to time, more miss than hit at the moment.
- I can be reached on Winlink if you happen to have a packet, Winmor or 
Pactor set-up.

- I now play around with SDR and really enjoy my Flex-1500.  I might just upgrade.
- I conduct a VHF SWOT Net every Tuesday evening at 9:00pm local on 144.250 USB.
- I upload new contacts to LOTW at the end of each day that I'm active.

I have enjoyed Amateur Radio over the years but my biggest thrill came when my wife passed her Tech exam and is now N5CTA.

I am involved with ARES (South Texas Section), RACES (State of Texas), W5YI VEC and SKYWARN Spotter.

Professionally, I am an IT Director and work a lot with Linux and SQL database servers whether they be bare metal or virtual.  Although I heavily use the Secure Shell protocol in my work, let it be known that my callsign is not a vanity call.  I guess it was destined.

I hope to cross paths on the bands sometimes.

73,
Frank N5SSH

 

Vietnam War Memorial In Washington DC
A picture I took while visiting the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC.

 

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - N5SSH
Latest Contacts for N5SSH at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
W1VT 2017-05-25 40m JT9 FN31pq United States Zachary H J Lau
IZ5OQJ 2017-05-24 40m JT9 JN54qa Italy Storai Andrea
N5DDW 2017-05-16 40m JT9 EM35sc United States Daniel D Weatherly
AG7ES 2017-05-13 40m JT9 CN84in United States Thomas W Groves
XE2YWH 2017-05-12 60m JT65 DL92ag Mexico JOSE ANTONIO CEJA MACIAS
EA6VQ 2017-05-11 60m JT65 JM19mp Balearic Islands GABRIEL SAMPOL
NW5P 2017-05-10 60m JT65 EL18ka United States CLINT M COOK
N3EJS 2017-05-07 20m JT9 FM29fa United States CHARLES K PITTS, JR
KC5UZU 2017-05-07 20m JT9 EM32fn United States JOHN S ARNOLD
N5YYF 2017-05-07 40m JT9 DM65pd United States JESSE R GILBERT, III
W5KMH 2017-05-07 40m JT9 EM12wi United States CARL L HOCKETT
WE6EZ 2017-05-07 20m JT9 EM10gd United States RALF G HUCKE
WB4EEH 2017-05-04 40m JT9 EM12kx United States NORMAN A ROBBINS
KC3HPS 2017-05-04 40m JT9 FM19ID69 United States Andrew R Beard
W5AK 2017-05-04 40m JT9 EL29dx United States RICHARD C BEERMAN

Book Totals: 802 qso's   345 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Award#2883
Granted: 2017-02-17 03:34:02   (N5SSH)

United States Counties Award#4193
Granted: 2016-08-20 23:40:02   (N5SSH)

Endorsements:
  • 100 Counties Mixed
Grid Squared Award#4442
Granted: 2015-02-24 02:10:02   (N5SSH)

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