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I'm Ron in Shreveport, Louisiana! Greetings from the Bayou State!  No I don't keep an alligator for a pet.. I ate him!

Update January 2016!  I'm over halfway to 5BDXCC!  Gotta get my low band antenna's sorted out before winter conditions so I can complete DXCC on 80M!

 I was first licensed in 1969 as WN5AIA made my first contact with WN8AAD on 11-24-1969. I upgraded to General in December of 1970 and received WB5AIA. My first contact as a General was with WB4OXD on12-19-1970, but was still on cw using an EICO 720. Thanks to the Generosity of Roger W5QEP, I soon had a Johnson Valiant and made my first Phone contact on 1-10-1971 with Roger. I upgraded to Extra in the early 80's and picked up the vanity call of W5SUM in 1996. W5SUM was the callsign of my Elmer, Robert ( Junior ) Ehrhardt.

Although Amplitude Modulation is my favorite Mode of operation, you can find me working DX on CW and SSB. I love old military radio's and have had a mix and match of them over the years. Currently I am using a working SCR274N Station, unmodified, running on dynomotors! JUST ACQUIRED a Hallicrafters BC669! What a great old military rig! Once again through the help of AB5S Dave Stinson.

Also thanks to the Generosity of David AB5S I now have a GREAT working Heathkit DX-100. Paired with a NC183D I use this station on 3890 and 3885 usually early in the morning.

 

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73's de W5SUM at the Radio Ranch in Shreveport

 

 

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - W5SUM
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dedateband mode grid Country op
W9UD 2016-07-12 40m SSB EN41rl United States James M Roseman
7X5QB 2016-06-06 20m SSB JM25ce Algeria Redha El Bahi
CE1OEB 2016-05-28 17m SSB FF46rq Chile Erik Mauricio Tapia Rodriguez
PT9AL 2016-04-16 10m SSB GG27os Brazil ANDRE L. POLONIO
PU4ABA 2016-04-16 10m SSB GH84XQ84 Brazil Alexandre Augusto Santos Dias
TU2CI 2015-03-14 10m CW JJ00aa Ivory Coast ARAI ASSOCIATION DES RADIO-AMATEURS IVOIRIENS
3G0ZC 2015-03-03 40m CW FF06oi Juan Fernandez Islan Robinson Crusoe Island - SA005
DH0GHU 2015-02-22 10M CW JN57or Germany Ulrich Hilsinger
XE2CQ 2015-02-22 80M CW DM12ml Mexico JAVIER CAMARENA Jr.
RT0C 2015-02-22 80M CW JJ00aa Russia Contest Call
HP3AK 2015-02-22 80M SSB EJ88qs Panama Jay D. Mills
HK1ANP 2015-02-22 80M CW FK20lt Colombia Freddy A Cabarcas E
HR2J 2015-02-22 80M CW EK65ec Honduras Javier Pinel
JA3YBK 2015-02-22 80M CW JJ00aa Japan Mt. RF K. ISHII
KH6/WB4JTT 2015-02-22 80M CW BL01xk Hawaii

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World Continents Award#5451
Granted: 2015-02-25 15:46:23   (W5SUM)

Endorsements:
  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
Grid Squared Award#4515
Granted: 2015-02-25 15:46:23   (W5SUM)

Endorsements:
  • 10 Meters Mixed
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