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James Lewis Cheatham

Sarepta 71071
United States, LA

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Call data

Last update:2013-01-21 04:56:47
QTH:Northern Louisiana,near Arkansas line
Main prefix:K
Federal state:LA
US county:Webster Parish
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:8
CQ Zone:5
ULS record:1166953

QSL data

Last update:2014-12-11 21:13:14
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:YES


Born May 1, 1942; Minden, La. and moved to Springhill, LA in 1950. Attended school at Springhill, and graduted 1962 from Springhill High School. Joined the USAF in 1962, and served 13 months at Wallace Air Station, Phillipines, then was transfered to Barksdale AFB, Lousiana to 2nd Bomb Wing. Served TDY from Barksdale to Guam, Anderson AFB with the B-52 when they were moved to Far East for use in Vietnam War for six months returned to Barksdale. Upon returning to Barksdale, sent TDY to Kadeen AFB, Okinaw and then to Takie AB, Tialand in support of KC135's in refueling of F105 fighters over Vietam.

Returned to Barksdale and was discharged Honorable from the Air Force, May 1966. US Air Force '62-'66 & Viet Nam veteran '65.
Worked summer at International Paper Company, and attended Northwestern University under GI Bill studing Electronic Technology.
Employed International Paper 1967, hired into Electric Shop, Jan. 1969 and Journeyman Electrician Jan, 1972, until Mill was shut down.
Worked Construction for year and half at Ashdown, AR. and Shreveport, LA. Worked out of Local 194, Shreveport in construction of General Motors Plant, and transfered to Arizona Chemical to install Boiler, and stayed on as Instrumentman/Electrican, until Plant closed July 2000.

Married Doris J. Braswell, Sept. 14, 1967 and have two children, Angela Jean, and Sherry Lynn.
Have Four grandchildren, Kassie, Chelsea, Ashley Charles, and Shelby Morgan. Three great grandchildren, Kyndal, Lanie, Shanie. One boy on the way.
Wife is Webster Parish Assessor, with 38 years service, will retire in Dec. 31, 2012.

Active on Geratol Net on 3.668 with Geratol #2360 and Directors # 462. Operator of Club Station W5KJN with Geratol # 2393, Directors # 488! Also a member of OMISS with a # 4900!

Occupation of Electrician/Instrumentation Tech. for 34 years for International Paper and IP/Arizona Chemeical,Springhill, Louisiana. Retired year 2000 from International Paper/Arizona Chemical.

Ham radio,Contesting,OMISS, Geratol Nets and Computers are past-time! Civil War reenacter on Confederate Cannon Crew "Robinson's Battery" Mountain Howitzer.

Member of Sons of Confederate Veterans,Minden Camp 1604, American Legion Post 166, Springhill, Past-President of Springhill Lions Club International, Member / Director Springhill, LA Amateur Radio Club, Member of Arkla Radio Association- Sponsor Repeater +147.165 Mhz,


Kenwood TS-530S, Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark V, Ameritron AL-811H, Sommer XP-708,
DX Engineering 10 - 160 meter 43' Vertical, Cushcraft R-5 Vertical, Two 80 meter Dipoles (One for lower part of 80, and one for upper part of 80), LDG AT-1000Pro Antenna Tuner, MFJ 989C Antenna Tuner, Two 2 meter mobiles, two 2m 440m handie talkies.

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AF5P / Station AF5P, Jim Cheathem, Viet Nam Vet

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