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Only the feds and telemarketers know me as "Randy" - everyone else calls me "Wayne".

Trustee / sponsor for NW5HS: Northwest High School ARC, Justin, TX.

As my old QSL card shows, I enjoy being mobile (the picture is from a 1999 trip up Pike's Peak in Colorado, using a previous version of the N5WD-wagon. The Voyager died an untimely death, though, and has been replaced with a Chrysler Town and Country).

From my home station, I am primarily active on satellites and 6m, chasing elusive VUCC grids, (now about 350 confirmed) and 6m states (Need RI, and Vermont, Alaska and Hawaii for 50!), PSK31 and the digital modes, as well as DX'ing on the HF bands where my current DXCC country count is about 260 or so. 

On D-Star, you can often find me listening to REF004B, the Texas statewide reflector!  I run a Raspberry Pi/DV Mega combo at the house -it covers the ranch quite well, and allows me to listen to whatever reflector I want to without disturbing anyone else on the local repeaters (usually W5NGU-B in Denton, TX). I'll soon have another Raspberry Pi/DV Mega in the Town and Country -you can find that one on aprs.fi as N5WD-2 on 144.39 (or N5WD-3 on the ID-51+ whether at the house or mobile).

ATTN V31WD / V31UA QSOs:

If you are wanting a QSL for V31WD or V31UA's 2003 expedition to Belize, please send your card directly to my address with an SAE + $US.44 stamp for US cards, $US.98 stamp $US1 for DX cards. Don't you wish you had used those IRCs when they were worth something?

I make a buro mailing once a year - the next one will be in August 2016!

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My XYL was W5PHD (ex-KB5UAE) & V31UA.  Pamela contracted uterine cancer and died in April of 2013. We had one harmonic, a son, and along the way, have picked up one harmonic-in-law, and two grandchildren.  Since Pamela died, the kids and I have bought a small ranch near Ponder, Texas (EM13) where I've yet to get any massive antennas in the air, but they're coming!

My previous callsigns include: WN5WDB, WA5WDB, KF5ZC and I currently hold V31WD from Belize. I also guest-op'ed DU3DO while we were living in the Philippines.

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W6A 2015-09-12 20m USB CM87su United States Route 66 on the Air 2015 - Santa Monica
JR6GV 2015-07-20 70cm DSTAR PL36uf Japan VIC TAIRA
JS6PSH 2015-07-20 70cm DSTAR PL36uf Japan MOTONORI NAMIHIRA
KB0ZSG 2015-07-20 70cm DSTAR EM20ja United States CONNIE L BALLANTYNE
GM4CUX 2015-07-09 70cm DSTAR Scotland GRAHAM WINCHESTER
K3MGY 2012-04-15 40m CW FM19pe United States Titanic Wireless Association
GR100MGY 2012-04-12 20m CW IO91qe England Roger Western re Wey Valley ARG Titanic Station
W4AS 2011-07-16 6m SSB EL95to United States SEBASTIAN ACOSTA
YT1E 2011-06-20 20m CW KN04ev Serbia RODOLJUB RANKOVIC
N9BAV 2011-06-14 20m PSK31 EN71bo United States DANIEL L WILEY
VE3CMM 2011-06-13 6m SSB EN93od Canada Thomas Barnes
AC8AZ 2011-06-12 6M SSB EN72ip United States James R Ewer

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