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Down Stairs Operating Position 

This is my downstairs operating position


Flex 6500 

Flex 6500 - Replacement for the now discontinued Orion II

Orion 2 Standby Rig

Infinitely upgradable Tentec Orion II (right up until the time they discontinued it!) Great Rig

My Traveling Companion 

KX3, my traveling companion


DOB 1954 

The bug that shares my birthday, 1954 Deluxe Model


Radio has been a fascination of mine as long as I can remember.I recall listening to CW and AM transmissions on my dad’s shortwave receiver late at night when I should have been sleeping. I just could not get over how people could span the globe from a back room with a radio and wire antenna. I was introduced to HAM radio while working as a paper boy at the age of 12. In those days, transportation was a problem and I was not able to get to the FCC field office. After getting married to my beautiful wife Rose, and raising our family of 7 kids (and now 21 grandkids, 1 great grandchild), I finally buckled down and studied, and then took the required tests to get my license. I have not been disappointed, and I have never lost that fascination for the hobby. I have made many friends all over the world, and was recently nominated and accepted into the FOC "First Class CW Operators Club". That was one of the highlights in all of my days of HAMMING (thanks guys). I am an avid CW operator and was only CW for the first 10 years as a HAM (with the exception of a packet station).

I am the founding pastor of The First Apostolic Church, that began 36 years ago with a Home Bible Study. We have a school and a school radio club. During the day I can slip into the radio club station and get some CW in (when school is in session).

I hope to meet you on the air soon. 73, Mike // WR5U (FOC#1871), (FISTS#5954), (SKCC#3241T) (CWOPS#89) (updated 2007)

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - WR5U
Latest Contacts for WR5U at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
KG5OVI 2017-05-03 80m CW EM50HG38 United States Wayne M Vignes
E6GG 2015-09-25 40M CW JJ00aa Niue G3BJ, G3SVL, G3TXF, G3WGN, G3W
E6GG 2015-09-25 10M CW JJ00aa Niue G3BJ, G3SVL, G3TXF, G3WGN, G3W
E6GG 2015-09-25 15M CW JJ00aa Niue G3BJ, G3SVL, G3TXF, G3WGN, G3W
E6GG 2015-09-25 12M CW JJ00aa Niue G3BJ, G3SVL, G3TXF, G3WGN, G3W
3D2YA 2015-09-25 30M CW JJ00aa Fiji AKI
HT7C 2015-09-25 30M CW JJ00aa Nicaragua BEN NICARAGUA
SV2/RW3AL 2015-09-25 30M CW Greece EUGENE (GENE) S.
D44TUK 2015-09-25 30M CW HK86ne Cape Verde CHRISTIAN
T48G 2015-09-24 30M CW JJ00aa Cuba RAUL
T47GDXC 2015-09-24 40M CW JJ00aa Cuba RAUL
KH2/KU0Q 2015-09-24 15M CW Guam TAKASHI
Z21MG 2015-09-24 12M CW JJ00aa Zimbabwe DAVID
HC2AO 2015-09-24 10M CW EI97nt Ecuador ALEXEY
HC2AO 2015-09-24 17M CW EI97NT Ecuador Alexey Ogorodov

Book Totals: 10621 qso's   4574 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

DX World Award#4202
Granted: 2016-07-20 21:58:02   (WR5U)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
World Continents Award#14598
Granted: 2016-07-20 21:58:02   (WR5U)

  • 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
United States Counties Award#2580
Granted: 2016-07-20 21:54:02   (WR5U)

  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
United States Award#2147
Granted: 2016-05-18 01:55:02   (WR5U)

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