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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 nine antennas at the home QTH, five 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', a low 80M Horizontal Loop at about 15', 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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W9RPM 2017-09-01 30M FT8 EN43js United States JOHN
VE4EA 2017-08-27 40M FT8 EN19kw Canada Cary
N7BT 2017-08-27 40M FT8 CN88rt United States DON
KB8BIP 2017-08-27 40M FT8 EM88vk United States JAMES
W3PV 2017-08-27 40M FT8 EL96wm United States Ron
VE3NE 2017-08-27 40M FT8 FN03ds Canada Lajos
KB2M 2017-08-27 40M FT8 FM29qg United States JEFFREY
VK3BL 2017-08-26 40M FT8 PG66pa Australia Jarrad
WA0WHE 2017-08-26 40M FT8 EN16pu United States GARY
VK2LAW 2017-08-26 40M FT8 QF56nb Australia Jason
VK2NSS 2017-08-26 40M FT8 QF45ma Australia Steve
K3VYY 2017-08-26 30M FT8 EN90ts United States J RICHARD
N8HMG 2017-08-26 30M FT8 EN91aj United States Stanley

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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)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 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
    30 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
    30 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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