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During my formative teenage years, an interest in CB Radio kick started my interest in Amateur Radio with its technical and electronic leanings.  During the mid 1970’s to the early 1980’s the CB Band was wide open and DX was incredible.  It stills brings back fond memories to this day.   My impetus to gain my amateur license was a desire to utilize the 53 MHz - 6 Meter Band to control Model Airplanes, my other hobby which I enjoy since my early childhood.  In 2003, I made the decision to take the time and study for the Technician License and subsequently passed.  Since this time, I have upgraded to Amateur Extra.

My main interest in Amateur Radio includes APRS, PSK31, and HF DX.  I also enjoy home-brewing antennas as well as kit building.  I long for the Heathkit days but I see a lot of potential with the advent of SDR.  

I live in New Orleans, Louisiana with my lovely wife, Christi - KG5OGO and our four children.  My day job as a River Pilot on the Mississippi River is both challenging, exciting, and demanding.  

My other interest include being an avid FreeBSD/UNIX user and system administrator as well as playing golf.

I hope to hear ya'll on the bands!




A Member of the "Rare Ones" of New Orleans:

For more information of the Rare Ones of New Orleans, please visit https://therareonesofneworleans.loga.us




QSL Policy:

I like exchanging QSL cards with all contacts.  If you receive a QSL card from me, please send one in return if you wish.  If not, please enjoy my QSL card as a token of my appreciation.  If you send me a QSL card, I will send you one in return.  No SASE is required.  Additionally, I log all my contacts via MacLoggerDX and upload my QSL's to LoTW on a regular basis.



Base Station - Kenwood TS-2000X

Base HF Antenna - MyAntennas.com  EFHW-8010-1K

Base VHF/UHF Antenna - Comet  GP-98

Ameritron ALS-1306 Amplifier

Mobile Station - Kenwood D710A

Portable - Kenwood TH-72A


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K7OB 2017-11-23 40M SSB DM42dr United States Timothy A Mccain
W5IFN 2017-11-23 40M SSB EM15he United States Harold L Black
AA5DK 2017-11-23 40M SSB EM80mh United States Gerald L Guy
N5YHC 2017-11-23 40M SSB EM04lj United States Mickey Thompson
W4CWM 2017-11-23 40M SSB FM03kl United States Jim Beard
KG5DXW 2017-11-23 40M SSB EL29hr United States Thomas M Weaver
N5YE 2017-11-23 40M SSB EM32gx United States Donald W Bohannon
KG5GID 2017-11-23 40M SSB EM20tq United States Mark E Engelsen
KB1TUR 2017-11-21 40M SSB FN44wm United States Stephen K Ewing
KB3UEV 2017-11-21 40M SSB FN10ph United States Michael R Hauer
KK4FKH 2017-11-21 40M SSB EM74qa United States Malachi H Tolar
KG5LWD 2017-11-21 40M SSB EM22ih United States John D Armstrong
KM4TFG 2017-11-21 40M SSB EM66lm United States Daniel E Alltop
AI4WZ 2017-11-18 40M SSB FM06bc United States Walter T Shuler
N5TWR 2017-11-18 40M SSB EL49xw United States Sanders J Falgout, Iii

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