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N5XXN

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James Gideon

Odessa 79764
United States, TX

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Call data

Last update:2021-12-04 18:39:42
Continent:NA
Views:289
Main prefix:K
Class:Extra
Federal state:TX
US county:Ector
Latitude:31.8541667
Longitude:-102.5416667
Locator:DM81RU
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:8
CQ Zone:5
ULS record:710121

Most used bands

80m
(42%)
30m
(11%)
17m
(10%)
160m
(10%)
15m
(8%)

Most used modes

FT8
(100%)

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2021-11-30 15:23:55
eQSL QSL:YES
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:no
LoTW QSL:no

Biography

12/2: Had a great time at the West Texas Amateur Radio Club Christmas get-together tonight. Was nice to visit with some old friends, and meet new ones!

Celebrating my 30th year as a licensed Amateur Radio operator, still with my original callsign. I've had my Extra class privileges for 21 of those years.

Life is all about balance, and I have many other varied interests besides Amateur radio, such as:

+ Boating, camping, fishing
+ Working on my cars
+ Small engine repair and modification (conversion to propane)
+ Investing and philanthropy
+ Firearms and shooting (in particular, I enjoy my .50 BMG)
+ Grilling and smoking meats outdoors
+ Being of service to my fellow aviation enthusiasts as a ADS-B data feeder for FlightAware.com and Flightradar24.com

And of course, my family... It's so fulfilling to watch my kids, nephew, and grandkids grow up and be successful, and to see them pursue their own interests.

Spending weekend mornings sitting on the porch drinking coffee with my XYL, my 13 year-old Chihuahua, and friends who regularly drop by. We sit and visit for hours sometimes.

Worked DXCCs:

Equipment

All the power in the world means nothing without a good low-angle of radiation antenna in a good location without a bunch of clutter.

My antenna farm is situated at 3,001 ft. MSL, on a "tall spot" at or above most of the surrounding terrain that slopes downward toward Odessa and Midland to the east, which gives me good coverage with VHF/UHF since my location is not down in a hole.

I have land adjacent to my house on or above which are most of my HF antennae, so they are in the clear.

Setup #1 (FT8 and SSB voice):
Icom 7300
Ameritron AL-811 (upgraded with 572B tubes for durability/dependability)
LDG AT-1000ProII

Setup #2 (FT8 and occasional mobile SSB voice use):
Yaesu FT-100
RigExpert Standard USB interface (with DXE REU-YS-001 cable)
Palomar 350z (40m and up, works especially well for 30m)
RM Italy KL-500 for mobile use

VHF/UHF:
Yaesu FT-100
Hustler CG-144 with homemade radials
2m 11-element Yagi
70cm 7-element Yagi
1/4 wave 2m and 5/8 wave 70cm antenna for satellites

Antennae:
Hustler "8BTV" with 32 radials (5BTV updated with 30m, 17m, and 12m add-on kits), fed by 150 ft of LMR-400. More radials to be added soon.

160m full-size 79/21 OCFD, also used for 80m.

80m EFHW (my "go-to" backup antenna, since it does a little bit of everything pretty well).

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N5XXN / I took this ‎Monday, ‎August ‎21, ‎2017, ‏‎12:48:56 PM west of Alliance, NE.
  

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