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I have been interested in radio since I was a kid. My dad was a CB'er (that's him in the station picture below). I grew up on the CB and tried to study for my novice as a kid (thanks to my first elmer, N0PT, Pat Trabert (SK)), but it just wasn't the right time. Fast forward 30 years and in 2009 I passed my tech and now I have my Extra. I got back into the hobby because a good friend, NW0F and I wanted to be storm spotters. Now I have the radio bug.

My current station is an FTDX-1200 with a homemade 7 Band OCF and a K4KIO 6 band hexbeam.  I am using a Yaesu SCU-17 for digital modes.  I still have the FT-450 on standby and a pair of FT-101EE's.


When I first passed my Extra, I got an FT450AT and a G5RVjr just to try HF. Well, I am hooked on DX both SSB and Digital. I have now achieved the following awards:

  • DXCC Mixed and Phone - June 2014
  • WAS Mixed and Phone - March 2012
  • WAC Mixed and Phone - June 2014
  • eQSL eDX 50 - March 2013
  • eWAS Mixed - September 2012
  • ePFX300 - April 2014
  • I also am eligible for CQWPX mixed and sideband but have not applied.  

I am still working on my eDX100 and eZ40 from eQSL.cc.  

Just a note about modest stations and the G5RVjr. A lot of folks have given me grief over those two short pieces of wire, but I have well over 2,000 contacts with over 1200 confirmations on all bands 160-6.  I think the highest I ever had it is about 25 feet at the center.  Is it the best? No, it is a compromise.  However I do all I want with a 100 W FT-450, MFJ 949E tuner, the G5RVjr and a Signalink for digital.  It doesn't take big bucks to have big fun in this hobby.  So get what you can and learn how to make the most of what you have.   

I am a member of the follow organizatons:

I am currently vice president of the Hood County Amatuer Radio Club as well as assisistant radio officer for Hood County RACES, Hood County liason officer alternate for Texas State RACES and Hood County SKYWARN coordinator.  In the past I have served as Ellis County Texas ARES Emergency Coordinator and SKYWARN coordinator.  I have participated in both community service and emergency activations as the primary net control.

I am married and have a daughter staring college and two stepsons who are both US Marines. One is currently deployed to Camp Lejune and the other has completed his service and is a musician. 

I gladly QSL via Mail, LOTW, eQSL.cc, Clublog and Bureau


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United States Counties Award#3612
Granted: 2016-07-30 02:32:02   (WB5JC)

  • 100 Counties Digital
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Phone
  • 250 Counties Phone
Grid Squared Award#4415
Granted: 2015-02-23 18:45:03   (WB5JC)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • Mixed Digital
World Continents Award#1653
Granted: 2015-01-27 03:29:05   (WB5JC)

  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 17 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • Mixed Phone
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 40 Meters Digital
  • Mixed Digital
United States Award#405
Granted: 2015-01-27 03:29:02   (WB5JC)

  • Mixed Phone
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