Home Nets Hamfests Contact Me

First of all, thanks to Bryce Victory, KE5GRQ and Jared Macumber, KF5EWR for getting me interested in amateur radio. I began, as most of us did, as an "11 meter" CB operator in the early-mid 90's. Thanks to Allen Cope, AE5C and Matt Garcia, N5PTV, for getting me involved and for all of the help in setting up my base, mobile and portable station setup and on the air.


Radio: Yaesu FT-847 (bottom radio)
Antenna: 30ft homebrew vertical with 10' cap hat and 120 ground radials
Tuner: SGC-237 with homebrew SmartLock


2m/440/6m FM/10m FM: (2nd row below speakers)
Radio: FT-8900R
Antenna: Quad band Vertical

Yaesu FT-847

900MHz: (3rd row)
Radio: Motorola Maxtrac 900MHz (donated by Matt, N5PTV)
Antenna: Vertical

Alinco DR-235 Mk III (donated by Matt, N5PTV)

Packet/Digital Modes

Radio: Yaesu FT-1500M (donated by Bryce, KE5GRQ)
SignaLink USB
Antenna: mobile Vertical
HF Antennas: 29' 4" homebrew vertical with 120 ground radials
Tuner: SGC-237 External Auto Tuner (loaned by Matt, N5PTV)

VHF/UHF Satellites

Antenna: Homebrew eggbeater in progress
Antenna: Homebrew eggbeater in progress
Radio: Yaesu FT-847

Portable Satellite Operation:
Radio: IC-W32A
Antenna: Arrow Satellite Antenna 146/43710w

Power Supplies

Astron VM-70M (donated by Matt, N5PTV)
RigRunner 8012 (donated by Matt, N5PTV)


Radio: Yaesu FT-8900R (donated by Matt, N5PTV)
Diamond CR-8900 2m/440/6m/10m FM Antenna with Opek NMO adapter

Radio: Motorola GTX for 900MHz
Browning 900MHz 5dB gain NMO Mount Antenna


Radio: Yaesu VX-6R
Radio: Motorola GTX 900MHz HT
Radio: Tytera MD-380 440MHz DMR HT


I am currently the Secretary and Webmaster of the ACARC (Aeronautical Center Amateur Radio Club), as well as a VE for the club. I attend Field Day, CORA meetings, Ham Holiday, Enid Hamfest, Texoma Hamarama, Ham-Com and other hamfests when possible. Links to those sites are on my Hamfests page. I also hold my ICS-100 and ICS-200 certifications and will be working on ICS-700 and ICS-800 in the near future.

100WAAW #1296
ACARC @ www.w5paa.net
Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) ID# 3140294
Digital Modes Club (DMC) # 8049
NAQCC # 7564
OMISS # 7409
P0DXS 070 CLUB # 1677
SKCC # 12626

QSL Information

For QSL confirmations, I use QRZ, Logbook of the World, eQSL, HRDLog.net and ClubLog. I will also issue QSL cards. If I send you an SASE or SAE, I expect a card in return.

For any stations that use LoTW, I will not send a QSL card unless requested.


OMISS Awards:
OMISS QSO Party 2011 - 1st Place
Alphabet Soup Mixed Bands
Call District Award Mixed Bands, 15, 17, 20, 40 and 80m
First Responder Award Mixed Bands
First Responder EMT/Paramedic Seal
First Responder Police Seal
Membership Mixed Bands
Night Owl Award
Statehood Award Mixed Bands
WAS Mixed Bands, 15m, 17m, 20m, 40m, 40m Late, 80m, 5 Band WAS
Princess Award
40m Perfect Attendance Award
Espirit de Military (Batallion Award Plaque)
OMISS Early 80m WAS

National Fire Prevention Week 2015 Certificate (SENT)

Ham Nation 200th Show Special Event 2015 Certificate

Ham Nationl 200th Show Special Event Cert

ARRL Mixed WAS Mixed Phone 2012
ARRL WAS 80m Phone
ARRL WAS 40m Phone
ARRL WAS 20m Phone
ARRL WAS Digital 2013
ARRL WAC Phone 2013
LoTW DXCC Mixed 2014
LoTW DXCC Phone 2015

Currently working on several awards:
OMISS 10m WAS Phone
LoTW 10m WAS Phone
LoTW 12m WAS Phone
LoTW 160m WAS Phone
OMISS 160m WAS Phone
LoTW DXCC Digital

Route 66 On The Air www.w6jbt.org
2010: 3 Stations
2011: 11 Stations
2012: 16 Stations
2013: CLEAN SWEEP 18 Stations
2014: 20 Stations
2015: 19 Stations (Missed W6I and W6M)

Other Activities

Outside of amateur radio, I am a parent, Life Member of Kappa Kappa Psi (Epsilon Epsilon Chapter), 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, web designer, music teacher, guitar player and singer.