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Greetings from Arkansas! I still enjoy old-fashioned ragchews, getting to know others.  

Arkansas QSO Party operating note:  on 5/13/'17, K5XK/p operated portable from the Marion/Baxter County line during the 2017 Arkansas QSO Party.  Thanks for almost 400 AR QP QSOs from our campground setup!

As an OT/OF, I've been on-air for 55 years, since the age of 14 when I was a Boy Scout learning to build a simple "oatmeal box" crystal radio project.  Former calls: WN5BQI ('62), WA5BQI ('63-76), DA2ER & DL5AG ('70-73), and DL/K5XK, OE/K5XK, & HB0/K5XK (2011).

My XYL Debbie (N5WEX, not active) and I live in a terrific resort & retirement area in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains.  Our QTH is Benton County, AR, grid locator EM26uk, on the AR/MO border of extreme NW Arkansas.

Gear includes a Ten-Tec OMNI VII transceiver and an Ameritron AL-80A QSK amp.  Sad to report, the 2 el 5 band HF Quad will soon be removed.  What a great antenna, but in my case, quite service-intensive!  After a total rebuild and numerous repairs, I'm moving on.  The replacement will be a K4KIO Hexbeam...stay tuned.

I favor CW, but also ragchew on SSB (hosting the local & regional 3820 Roundtable on 75 Meters each Sunday @ 2200utc...Join us!). I casually chase DX, work Field Day, & occasionally dabble in Contesting.  

Former DXCC Honor Roll member.  Current member ARRL, FOC (#1641), and also participate locally in the Ozark Wireless Society, Bella Vista and ARKAN radio clubs, as time allows.  A wonderful resource to find out what's going on in NW AR radio circles is the http://bellavistaradioclub.org/ website.

What a great hobby! As the late Dave Bell, W6AQ-SK, calls it in his wonderful book...it's "The World's Best Hobby!" I highly recommend Dave's book, readily available in hard copy or Kindle format.  

73 from NW Arkansas!   Ron, K5XK




I am Not  the QSL Manager for 3B8BAE or 3B8FQ / 3B7FQ / 3B6FQ !  QSL DIRECT Only via Rachid & Med's home call with $2 USD.  There is NO 3B8 Bureau.

For 5Z4/RW1AU QSLs:  QSL Direct Only via K5XK with SASE or $2 and SAE. No bureau cards!

For K5XK QSOs:  I no longer collect cards.  However, if you would like my card, please QSL Direct with return postage.   Sorry, no LoTW or e-QSL, etc., at the moment.  (I am recovering from a crash of the shack computer, so LoTW should be available later in 2017! ;)




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