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First licensed in in 1965 as WN2VJL and WA2VJL (Technician), thanks to my mentor: Ed Wilcox (SK) K2TOV and encouragement from W2RUF Clara Reager (SK).    Upgraded to General in 1966 (in front of "Uncle Charlie"), Advance Class in 1980 and finally to Extra in 1981, both under "Uncle Charlie". Original QTH, Buffalo, NY attended Hutch Tech H.S. and a member of the "TECH HAMS" WA2WVF (see photo below, any one recognize themselves in this picture?) Original station consisted of a Eico 720, Hammarlund HQ-110AC and a 40m dipole. When I became General, I built the EICO 753 Xceiver and upgraded to a 12AVQ Vertical. Present station consists of a Yaesu FTDX1200, ACOM 1000 Amplifier,  Yaesu FT991, Palstar HF Auto Tuner, LDG 600ProII and a Nye-Viking MB-V-A  Tuner. Yaesu FT8900R with a Diamond V2000A Tri Band Verticle, with  a Diawa  CN-801 meter. For SWL:  Hammarlund HQ180AC. Antennas include: AV620 Roof Mounted (6m - 20m),  Butternut HF2V with 160m Coil for 160-40m and a Butternut HF9V (6-80m). Backup: CHA-250B Vertical. For 6m, a Cruhcraft A50-5S, 5 ele. beam with a CDE Rotor. For 2m/440CW/SSB: Cushcraft A27010S, horizontally polarized. For Digital Modes, Yaesu SCU-17 Interface with Ham Radio Delux Software  and Winkey. Also an AEA Morse Machine Memory Keyer. Modes include: SSB , CW, RTTY and BPSK-31. VHF/UHF FM. QSL 100%,direct,sase, LOTW or via buro  and Logbook on QRZ.com

The highlight of my 52 yrs as a ham came on 5/19/2017, when , after 52 yrs, I had a qso with the man who sold me my first rig and receiver, Ray Grenier, K9KHW, formally of the original Amateur Electronic Supply!!

GRID SQUARE: EL16ed also EL15


For 2m Local: Yaesu FT-2900R: 146.700 (-) 114.8 Tone

                                                         146.52 Simplex

AWARDS: DXCC (275)  5B WAS,  12 M &17M WAS, WAC, WAZ. Working on 30m and 6m WAS. Looking for the RARE KH6 and KL7 on 6m!!!!


Note:  LOTW: QSO's are uploaded daily. I ALSO SASE FOR NEW STATES I NEED  FOR WAS. Please return your qsl as soon as it is convenient for you, it will be very much appreciated. If you have no cards, please email me and I'll send you a generic card for you to fill in.


I respond to QSL's the day I receive them, in the mail that day or next morning. Always open for a sked if you need my County or Grid Square. 6m Freq: 50.130 /50.140+/- I can also work you from Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy Counties. Email me with your request.

QSL Manager for: KA5UVY and  KB5FTU

OMISS # 6279, 10X# 29394, YLISSB#16350. SMIRK# 6937,  SKCC: 13545 ,   FISTS# 17784, OTC, ARRL. AMSAT 39925

San Benito is located about 25m (37km) from the Mexican Border, 20m North of Brownsville, TX. Pop: 27,500

QSL Manager for San Benito ARC N5LNS, in memory of Maria my wife of 40 years, who passed away in March of 2010 from cancer.


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World Continents Award#7937
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