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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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QRZ Logbook Summary for - WB5JC
Latest Contacts for WB5JC at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
N0JY 2017-02-11 80m LSB EM12dl United States GERALD W BUXTON, III
KA5DJS 2017-02-04 80m LSB EM12dk United States DAVID B SMITH
KG5RJH 2017-02-04 80m LSB EM12ig United States MICHAEL W REPENNING
PY5QW 2017-02-04 17m USB GG54fo Brazil VIGAND OLSSON
ZD8RY 2017-02-04 20m USB II22tb Ascension Island Ray Yon
KP4RV 2017-02-04 17m USB FK78di Puerto Rico RAFAEL BONANO
P49MR 2017-02-04 17m USB Aruba Martin ROSENTHAL
YV1FPT 2017-02-04 17m USB FK40ep Venezuela JUAN F. VALENCIA C.
K4CMS 2016-12-31 40m JT65 EM66tv United States LARRY R SMITH
N7FN 2016-12-31 20m JT65 CN85mh United States FRANKLIN B NORAGON
K7NWF 2016-12-31 20m JT65 DM43bf United States NORMAN W FASOLETOS
FR4OO 2016-12-31 20m JT65 LG79rc Reunion R-PAUL / RP PAYET
KG5HTH 2016-12-28 20m JT65 EM02wi United States PHILIP R FLINN, II
N7DLV 2016-12-26 20m USB CN87vj United States Eric A Snyder

Book Totals: 3536 qso's   877 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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

  • Mixed Phone
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