I’ve been a radio operator since 1999. I met and became friends with many people in Central Arkansas, and participated in Skywarn and other public events. In 2004 I upgraded to General class and have since upgraded to Extra. We moved to Texas in 2005, and did not become nearly as active as I was when I was in Arkansas at first.
Lately, I have become more very active. I am a W5YI-VEC and ARRL-VEC VE and am available for testing with a little notice.
I can be found on a few repeaters in North TX:
- 147.100 – Hurst ARC Primary 2m Repeater
- 442.850 – Hurst ARC 440 Repeater (Echolink Node 549691)
- 442.825 – Bedford ARC 440 Repeater
- Arlington & Colleyville, TX DMR Repeaters, TG’s Metro, TX Statewide.
During Skywarn/Emergencies I will occasionally participate in the 146.940 Fort Worth/Tarrant County RACES nets.
The equipment I use:
- 2x Connect Systems CS800 UHF DMR Mobile installed in the truck and house
- 2x Tytera MD-380 UHF DMR HT
- 2x Yaesu FTM-400DR 2m, 440 Fusion Digital Mobile/Bases
- 3x Baofeng UV-5RE 2m, 440 HT
- Comet GP-3 Dual Band Antenna on the Roof of the QTH connected to one FTM-400DR and one CS-800’s.
- Kenwood TM-V7A Dual Band
- Yaesu FT-450D 160m-6m
- LDG AT-100Pro2 Autotuner
- G5RV 102 ft Wire Dipole Antenna
- Homebrew 20m & 40m HF Stick (Hamstick) Dipole
I really enjoy 20 and 40 meters. I use LoTW as my primary, eQSL as my secondary, and logs are uploaded everyday as part of my shutdown routine. I would like to request that you just confirm our QSO in LoTW and/or eQSL. I try to confirm every QSO I receive.
I’ve find myself more and more on DMR digital since Fusion seems to be at a standstill and not real exciting because of it. I really like DMR and the people on there. I manage the DMRTexas.net website, which is a place for all things DMR in the Republic of Texas.
I was elected as the Hurst Amateur Radio Club President and am working to uphold the integrity and continued growth of our club with the help of my friend and Vice President Jeremy, N5KKE. We have a great group of people. If you are ever in the DFW area on Saturday morning, come meet with us.