It's me - K5LAD
Originally licensed in 1957 as KN5LAD back when a Novice license was only good for one
year. I quickly got a Technician and then a General before the year was over. I got my
Advanced in 1971 and kept that until 2001 when I became an Extra.
I've worked on all bands from 160-70cm and dabbled in many modes: AM, SSB,
RTTY, CW (short dabble), ATV, FM, SSTV. I've been involved in DX, Ragchewing, Contests,
Nets, Army MARS, and lots of homebrewing (electronics, that is). I built the
first Army MARS repeater back in 1968 or 69 (can't remember too well back that far).
I built several repeaters on 2, 220, and 70 cm and still own and
operate the 146.10/.70 and 444.9/444.3 repeaters in Owasso, OK.
I have RCC, WAS, WAC, DXCC certificates. I have a sticker for 112 countries
and I never did send in any more cards (Make myself a note......
I gotta do that someday....).
I owned and operated a ham radio store called Derrick Electronics in Broken Arrow (OK)
from 1970-1981. I also spent 30+ years in education business teaching junior
high and high school plus I was the Computer Coordinator for Tulsa Public Schools for 9
years. I'm a member of Owasso Amateur Radio Club and QCWA.
My wife is Gloria - WA5SNU, my oldest son is Russell - KD6GGI, and my youngest son is
Daniel - KF6LMF. I've had several ham articles published in a computer
magazine called One Thousand (Tandy 1000 series) and in 73 Magazine.
Shoe size is.........
Here's where we live. Pretty good picture, huh? If you
reeeeeeally squint you can see my tower...... maybe.
My favorite comedian is Jonathan Winters. Some people are
told that they look like someone famous. It's not uncommon for people to tell me
that I look and act like Jonathan. I don't mind that at all but I hope that bit of
information never gets back to Jonathan since I'm sure he'd be pretty unhappy.
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