I have been an Amateur (ham) Radio operator since I was 17 years old. I passed my Novice test in in April 1983, my Technician in June 1983, my General in November 1989, my Extra in July 2004. Since ham radio has been such a big part of my life, it is only fitting that I would want a page dedicated to it. My dad, formerly K5GLH, changed his call sign to NF5L back in 1982 when he upgraded to Amateur Extra Class license. He held onto that call until the mid 1990′s when he changed it to W5QO. My original call sign was KA5QNB until October 1993 when I requested a seven call sign since we lived in Phoenix, AZ. I received the call sign KB7ZCO. I really hated that call sign because no one could understand me on the radio. I almost always had to spell it out phonetically. When I moved back to Oklahoma City I changed my call sign to my dad’s original call, K5GLH, in 2001, because it had such a powerful meaning to me. I use to sit around the desk listening to my dad calling CQ CQ from K5GLH, Kilo Five Golf Lima Hotel.
I am also on General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) under the call sign WRAP445.
Below is the new Rohn 55G tower at 82 feet, that we installed December 30, 2016.