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ex-WB5EIN.  Vanity call, NN5O, issued Dec. 28 2016.

10-10 #6269   •   NAQCC #7427   •  CWOps #1327

I live in Tupelo, Mississippi, currently -- birthplace of Elvis.

My hometown, though, is Starkville, MS (home of Mississippi State University). I began my career as a junior high Industrial Arts ("shop") teacher for 8 years, then was a middle school Principal for 3 years, and then taught Instructional Technology & Electronics at Mississippi State University for 17 years. I retired from Mississippi State in December 2000, then moved from Starkville, MS to Tupelo, MS (only 65 miles North).  I had earned the Bachelors and Masters degrees at Mississippi State University, then the Doctorate at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa (major in Educational Leadership & Planning, with a minor in School Law).

Although I retired from teaching, I still remain very active as a consultant, public speaker, author, and advisor to organizations around the world. Back in 1993, I founded the National Center for Technology Planning, so I get to help schools, businesses, governments, etc., in many countries.

As a public speaker, it has been my true pleasure to address audiences, both large (28,000 in Singapore) and small (3 in California), around the globe. Each time I have done this, I am the one who comes away with the greatest blessing, not the people in the crowd. I learn so much when I'm around other people and remain open to how they can enrich a person's life.

I've been privileged to receive many honors. Most of them have come because of what other people did or helped me to do. One of the highest honors I received was being named as one of theThirty Most Infuential People in Technology a few years back. Others named in that group included Astronaut and Senator John Glenn, AOL/Time-Warner President Steve Case, and Author Steven King.

I'm working on my 7th book, working title The Power of the Seed. It is about the strong influence others have had upon my life and how we all live our lives in such a way that we influence all with whom we come in contact. I have dedicated it to my childhood pastor's wife and our long-time church custodian in Starkville, MS. This has been an extremely fun book to write!

My latest book published is Leading Your Own Photo Safari, and the link to download your own free copy is shown below. I am currently in the process of revising it, as a result of several photo safaris I have led during the past year.

Since 2000, I have been an Apple Distinguished Educator, so I'm a stalwart user of Macintosh computers. I somewhat lament the fact that I had to purchase a Lenovo laptop computer for the garage shack, mainly to run N1MM Logger+.  For sure, that Windows environment leaves a great deal to desire, when compared to the Mac OS.

I still have my trusty Yaesu FT-101EE from the "old days," but I had sold all my other radios, towers, and antennas (TH6DXX, 204BA, Heathkit SB-220 amp, Drake T4XB/R4B and assorted accessories (W4 wattmeter, speaker, etc.), and rotors)-- dumb me! My main antenna now is a 400' horizontal loop up about 40', replacing my Carolina Windom that gave up the ghost early in 2015.  My favorite mode is CW!

Early on, after being relicensed following a 35+ year hiatus, most QSOs were made on a Kenwood TS-480SAT.  In December, 2014, I was able to purchase a Ten-Tec Orion 565AT (in mint condition) from Jeff May, W0XV, and I have enjoyed putting that terrific radio on the air.

I was honored to serve as one of the operators for W1AW/5 during the ARRL Centennial portable operation from Mississippi in November 2014.

More of my resume can be seen at http://www.nctp.com/resume

If you're into photography, download a copy of my free eBook, "Leading Your Own Photo Safari" from http://photosafari.me

--Dr. Larry S. Anderson
Founder/CEO, National Center for Technology Planning
P. O. Box 2393
Tupelo, MS 38803

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Many of you have photos of your radios, towers, etc. to portray how much you enjoy your hobby. Well, I have something that means more to me than my own image sitting in front of radios--and that is photos of my son, Chad, when he was just a tot. He loved listening to and turning dials on my radios. Friends, it is these images that mean the most to me. And, when I'm able to let my grandson, Max, tinker with radios, I'll add those pictures and we'll have a real treasure chest (in my opinion).

Here are a couple of photos of my son, Chad, when he was just a young fella. He's now 42 and after a successful stint of teaching art and technology at Mississippi State University, he was recruited to join the Art Department faculty at Jacksonville (AL) State University (and Chad is an internationally known jazz drummer; plus, he's earned multiple Grammy nominations for his work in graphics and jazz). When Chad was young, he really loved playing with my radios. I'm so glad! Now, I have an 8-year-old grandson, Max, and I can hardly wait to introduce him to ham radio, as well.

Young Chad (my son) tunes the Collins receiver in our bedroom so he can pick up some rare DX! I think Chad worked more countries than I did!

Photo was made around 1975 or '76.

And, Chad loved sitting in the big chair out in the ham shack, working that DX left and right. I still have that Yaesu FT-101EE, but not the SB-220 amp or Drake Wattmeter. The phone is sitting on top of my FT-101EE mobile mount that I used in the car when traveling.

Photo was made around 1976 or '77, I think.

Isn't ham radio a great hobby to pass on to children??

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Another hobby: Harley motorcycles

Here are a couple of photos of Harleys I've ridden.

While speaking at an international conference in Denver back in 2009, I rented this Harley Road King from Mile High Harley in Aurora, CO. I'm the big guy in the red shirt. Eric, who worked at the Harley rental area, had roots in Pontotoc, MS, a town only about 15 miles from where I live. And, he has been writing a history of Pontotoc. So, we had a great time. Eric went back to the rear of the store and brought out this nearly brand new Road King for me to ride for the day. It had only 74 miles on it. I more than doubled what it had. A great ride, indeed!

My great friend, Joe Reed, from Starkville, MS (my hometown) let me ride his 2003 Harley Road King Classic (100th Anniversary edition). This is the absolute sweetest ride I've ever been on! Joe has it tuned to perfection and I love every mile I've put on this terrific machine. Can't wait until my next opportunity to ride this again!

Here's a photo I made when I rode Joe Reed's Harley Road King, along with a group of friends, to a celebration at French Camp, MS back in 2011. This was a fabulous ride with members of my Facebook group, "Motorcycle Friends." It was our inaugural ride and we hope to have many more.

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Woodworking: Hobby & Avocation

I taught junior high school (Grades 8 and 9) Industrial Arts as my first teaching job. I taught for 8 years, then became a middle school Principal.
But, I also love woodworking in my home shop out in my garage.

Here are a couple of photos of me performing some maintenance on my Shopsmith Mark V.

...and one more ...

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Photos of my towers and antennas from back around 1976. Two major antennas were TH6DXX at 120 feet on tower #1, then a Hy-Gain 204BA on tower #2 at 90'.

I just do NOT have words to express how much I miss these beams and towers! But, I'm glad I had them back then--and I'm glad to be on the air again today with my simple wire antennas and 100w station. That's better than what many people have, isn't it?

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United States Counties Award#3437
Granted: 2016-07-26 14:48:01   (WB5EIN)

Endorsements:
  • 250 Counties CW
  • 500 Counties CW
  • 100 Counties CW
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
United States Award#1580
Granted: 2015-11-10 03:05:02   (WB5EIN)

Endorsements:
  • 40 Meters CW
  • 40 Meters Mixed
DX World Award#2827
Granted: 2015-11-10 03:05:02   (WB5EIN)

Endorsements:
  • 10 Meters CW
  • 15 Meters CW
  • 20 Meters CW
  • 40 Meters CW
  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • Mixed Phone
Grid Squared Award#6071
Granted: 2015-03-20 21:00:03   (WB5EIN)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band CW
  • 10 Meters CW
    15 Meters CW
    20 Meters CW
    30 Meters CW
    40 Meters CW
    80 Meters CW
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
World Continents Award#7260
Granted: 2015-03-20 21:00:02   (WB5EIN)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band CW
  • 10 Meters CW
    12 Meters CW
    15 Meters CW
    17 Meters CW
    20 Meters CW
    30 Meters CW
    40 Meters CW
    80 Meters CW
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Phone
  • 15 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 40 Meters Phone
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