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In the late 60's I got interested in radio communications.  I started with CB radio, KBZ-1495, but quickly lost interest in CB.  In early 1970, I got my Novice ticket, WN5AMJ (1970-72), and enjoyed working CW from my old Heathkit DX-60 transmitter and HR-10 receiver, with an Inverted-V up about 20 feet. In 1973, I operated as WN5IWM (1973-75) with my HW-16/HG-10 and a Hy-Gain 80-10M vertical.  As a teenager I worked for both Motorola and General Electric (1972-1975), earning a 2nd Class Radio Telephone Operators licenses.  My license expired while I was on active duty in the Air Force.  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-570d transceivers, with an Ameritron AL-80B. 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!

W5JDF/P - Operating portable frequently from Archer County Texas (EM03rs).  The /P Station is a Kenwood TS-590S with an ALS-600S amp and a OCF Dipole at 14'.  EQSL to W5JDF/P.

I also run W5JDF/M (eQSL to W5JDF/M).  Watch for me on the bands!

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.

 

I have also rebuilt a collection of radios I used in the past that I call my nostalgic collection.  These are great fun to restore and to use bringing back the old days of ham radio when I was a teenager, and then when I got back into the hobby.

 

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.

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

 

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).

 

 

 

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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QRZ Logbook Summary for - W5JDF
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KB6TSQ 2017-12-20 20M SSB DM05qe United States DON
W0YY 2017-12-20 80M SSB EM38pe United States LARRY
AA4II 2017-12-20 80M SSB EM66fm United States ROBERT
K0FD 2017-12-20 80M SSB EM36qo United States DANIEL
KE0NLJ 2017-12-20 80M SSB EN22jp United States MIKE-N5KB
N5KB 2017-12-20 80M SSB EN22ms United States MIKE
WB0YBZ 2017-12-20 80M SSB EM29sg United States KEN
KW4TP 2017-12-20 80M SSB FM08nk United States Stephen
AA9A 2017-12-19 80M FT8 EN54uk United States THOMAS
WN2J 2017-12-17 20M FT8 EL96cm United States Vincent
W5DMT 2017-12-17 80M SSB EM65ov United States DAVE
KE8HBY 2017-12-17 80M SSB EN90ri United States William
AA9ZB 2017-12-17 80M SSB EN70fb United States John
AA9L 2017-12-17 40M FT8 EN62bv United States Richard
N5SLY 2017-12-17 40M FT8 EM13rq United States Leland

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

Endorsements:
  • 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)

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

Endorsements:
  • 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)

Endorsements:
  • 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)

Endorsements:
  • 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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