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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.

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
N7EH 2017-03-26 20m JT9 DM42me United States ERICH J HOLZER
KM6DIP 2017-03-26 20m JT9 DM12KX21 United States Joseph W Knittle
AG6IF 2017-03-26 20m JT9 DM13ll United States James D Sanders
W2GKG 2017-03-26 20m JT9 EN62da United States Avi Nutkis
KW4PL 2017-03-26 20m JT9 EL98qa United States Joseph T Kenny, Jr
WA1NGH 2017-03-21 60m JT65 FN31LV21 United States JOHN T ZUKOWSKI, JR
AA3JF 2017-03-21 40m JT9 EM75WV30 United States Jamie Faucon
WA0GUD 2017-03-19 80m JT9 EN21mr United States ARNOLD L KRAUEL
K7DDM/P 2017-03-19 80m JT9 United States
K5VJZ 2017-03-19 80m JT65 EM35lh United States Thomas R Harson
K9HWL 2017-03-19 80m JT9 EN57av United States DONALD A LA POINTE
KL7J 2017-03-19 60m JT65 BP40km Alaska LES N BUCHHOLZ
K7AAO 2017-03-18 20m JT65 DN40bn United States KENNETH LOUGEE
K9ZJ 2017-03-18 20m JT65 EN53ua United States Richard W Hageman, Jr
K1RI 2017-03-18 17m JT65 FN41ET13 United States ROBERT A ELLIOT

Book Totals: 723 qso's   324 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)

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

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