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Hi, Welcome to my QRZ page. I use the nicknames; Bob or Cotton on the air. Bob is shorter for shot gun QSOs, dxing, and cw and much easier for most dx to understand is why I default to it most of the time above 40 meters. To clarify, my mother calls me Bob and my wife calls me Cotton, my kids know me as Bob and my grandkids call me Cotton----I'm sure that helps you to understand smiley.

My wife, Mary, KG5NGT and I raise three different breeds of cattle. Above is Sweetheart, one of our spoiled cows of a Japanese breed called Wagyu, known as Kobe beef in Japan. We also raise mini-Herefords and commercial cattle.

We have recently moved to rural Mills Co. Texas. to live on one of our small cattle ranches 3 miles South of the community of Democrat, Texas (pop. 3). Mills County has a population of 4800 people. The closest town is Mullin, Texas 8 miles away with a population of 123.

I am in the process of building a new ham shack / antennas with lots of room for towers and wire. The new ham shack / 3 car garage / work shop is mostly completed. My new 120' Rohn 45 tower is up waiting for my new JK yagis. The base is set for a 70' tower to suspend some wire arrays is in progress. Really looking forward to metal in the air from the noise free clear skies here in West Texas. See you on the air soon.


I got my original call WN5MUM (WA5MUM) as a boy scout at age 14 in May 1965, May 2015 was my Fiftieth anniversary year of being licensed as a Ham. 

In the past, I was very active in many aspects of emergency communications as a member of ARES, RACES, and Army Mars. I have served as a past President of University of Texas ARC (W5EHM), past President and Treasurer of the Austin ARC (AARC-W5KA), Austin Repeater Organization, both as ARES Emergency Coordinator and Assistant Emergency Coordinator for Travis County (Austin-Texas), Assistant State Radio Officer for Texas RACES, SkyWarn (NOAA) trained official weather spotter, etc.. I am also a ​Life Member of ARRL as well as a W5YI and ARRL VE.

I am presently an active member of both the Mills County ARC and the Brownwood ARC.


Tnx, 73

Cotton / Bob

My present station is either an FT-950 or FT-450D or TS-940 normally running 100 watts.

Antenna on 75, 17, and 10mtr = 258 foot horizontal loop antenna at 15 foot (6m) in height.

Antenna on 40 and 15 mtr =40 mtr double bazooka at 24 foot (8 m) in height.

Antennas on 20 mtr = 20 mtr dipole, a full size 1/4 wave vertical with directors, or the 258' 75 mtr loop depending on noise/band conditions.




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