Yes, I now hold the callsign W5OV. I strongly suspect that this will be my last callsign change. I really like this call and I think it's great on CW.
The photo above is of me operating at the NN3SI ham station at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. What a great place! But, regrettably their antenna system is very poor. I have also operated from the United Nations at 4U1UN and from W6RO on the Queen Mary in Long Beach.
This was my former QTH in Sachse TX with a TA33 installed temporarily for FD 2010. The little dog is "Gizmo". The vertical is a 43' Zero Five Vertical.
I previously held callsigns: N5NJ('96), KR2J('80), WA2OVE('73), and WN2OVE('73).
My primary ham radio activity is contesting, VHF, then DXing, then digital modes and ragchewing.
I also have operated occasionally from the Island of Antigua, where my callsign is V26O. I previously held the callsign V26RN there. I have also operated from the Island of Bonaire where I sign PJ4/W5OV. All QSOs I have made from these callsigns are on LotW. Please sign up and use LotW. If you send me a paper card, it may take a while before I get to responding.
I am the Sales Manager for DX Engineering so amateur radio is my vocation too! http://dxengineering.com
The above photo is me in Friedrichshafen Germany in June of 2015 with my good friend from Elecraft, Eric Swartz. We were at the Rhein Ruhr 50th Anniversary Contest Dinner. Great fun! If you haven't been there, you need to put Friedrichshafen on your "bucket list". (Professional photo by DM9EE)
My other hobbies are long distance BMW motorcycle riding (2009 K1300GT), bass guitar, digital photography and fresh water fishing.
I'm a member of the ARRL (Life Member), QCWA, North Texas Contest Club, Lone Star DX Association, SOC, SMIRK, & Fists and I also serve on the CQWW Contest Committee.
I'm also a member of the Iron Butt Association (SS1K),BMWMotorcycle Owners of America, and last but not least I'm an avid ADV(Adventure) rider.
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