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In the late 60's I got interested in radio communications.  In early 1970, I got my Novice ticket, WN5AMJ, and enjoyed working CW from my old Heathkit DX-60 transmitter and HR-10 receiver, with an Inverted-V up about 20 feet. Forty plus years later, my wife Linda suggested I get back into ham radio, as we were planning my retirement. I did and got my General Class on 1-12-2010, KF5ENB. Changed the call on 2-12-2010 to W5JDF. On May 25, 2010, I passed the test for my Amateur Extra Class license, and received it on June 1, 2010.

The station here in Texas is a Kenwood TS-590SG and TS-590S transceivers, with an Ameritron AL-80B and ALS-600S. I use a Behringer XM8500 mic, with homebrew footswitch and a Mic Boom. I also have a pair of Kenwood TS-2000 transceivers for VHF/UHF and HF, and mobile with hamsticks and a dual-band antenna. We have eight antennas at the home QTH, four are home made, including a160M Modified Inverted L, an OCF Inverted-V (80,40,20,17, and 10m) at 36', an OCF Inverted V (60,30,15, and 12m) at 32', and a K9AY receiving loop. We have a K4KIO Hex Beam (6-Band 20-6M) at 37', a Blue Star 4 element 6 meter Beam at 26' and a M2 2M7 2M SSB seven element beam at 30'. Rounding off the antenna farm is an Comet GP-3 2M/440 collinear antenna (on one of the roof peaks). The station works great!  Have earned WAS Awards (160m-10m), several DXCC Awards (Phone, Digital, Mixed-150/200, 20M, 15M, and 10M) and numerous other Awards!

I am a member of the 3905 Century Club, the OM International Sideband Society (OMISS), the ARRL, and ARES.

We will QSL no SASE or anything necessary. We are also on eQSL, Century Club, OMISS, ARRL Buros, and LOTW. Hope to work you soon or again. 73's.


My first passion is playing guitar. My wife and I played in a family classic rock band for 15 years until October 2009 when the band retired. I still enjoy playing on my own. I enjoy talking about ham radio,antennas, music, and guitars, etc.

I am retired from the Texas Department of State Health Services (after 28 years), where I ran a 78 bed long-term inpatient treatment facility for adolescents with mental illness and substance abuse issues for my last 19 years. I loved working with my kids, working with about 3800 in my career! I retired on March 31, 2011. However, I do work part-time as an Adjunct Instructor for Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas enjoying this position since 1988.

I also served in the U.S. Air Force from 1975 to 1981 (Security Police-Law Enforcement Specialist, Law Enforcement Academy Instructor, and Special Agent-AFOSI).






A dancing Skeleton, My Wife, myself, and my oldest Son - Oct. 2009 Car Show in Wichita Falls, TX............

My Guitars:  PRS Standard 24 - Epiphone Ultra II - Epiphone Classic 12 string - Epiphone Accoustic.

I use a Marshall AVT 150H amp.











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K7ULS 2017-06-12 6M SSB DN41ci United States Michael
N5LZ 2017-06-12 6M SSB DN41aq United States DONALD
NJ7A 2017-06-12 6M SSB DN30xp United States DAVID
K7CW 2017-06-12 6M SSB CN87lj United States PAUL
N1SC 2017-06-12 6M SSB DN40bk United States JEFF
KF7IQ 2017-06-12 6M SSB DN40bp United States Michael
N0KVN 2017-06-12 6M SSB DN40ec United States KEVIN
WE7OMG 2017-06-12 6M SSB DN40cj United States CARL
WA5ZFP 2017-06-11 6M SSB EL49vw United States Ron
KD5M 2017-06-11 6M SSB EM60rs United States Edward
N7NT 2017-06-11 6M SSB DM43bj United States RICHARD
NN7AZ 2017-06-11 6M SSB DM32wv United States CC
KG6IYN 2017-06-11 6M SSB DM12jt United States Patrick
WL7X 2017-06-09 20M SSB BP64is Alaska KEN

Book Totals: 17117 qso's   4632 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Counties Award#607
Granted: 2016-07-19 11:25:02   (W5JDF)

  • 100 Counties Digital
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Phone
DX World Award#1983
Granted: 2015-05-15 11:30:02   (W5JDF)

  • Mixed Phone
World Continents Award#2967
Granted: 2015-02-13 15:10:04   (W5JDF)

  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Phone
  • 15 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 15 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Digital
United States Award#595
Granted: 2015-02-13 15:05:08   (W5JDF)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 80 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Phone
  • 80 Meters Phone
  • Mixed Phone
  • Mixed Digital
Grid Squared Award#2664
Granted: 2015-02-13 15:05:06   (W5JDF)

  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    160 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
  • 5 Band Phone
  • 10 Meters Phone
    15 Meters Phone
    17 Meters Phone
    20 Meters Phone
    40 Meters Phone
    80 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 40 Meters Digital
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