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WA5YOM

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Tim Vandagriff

Ardmore 73401
United States, OK

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Call data

Last update:2018-10-13 15:17:40
QTH:Southern Oklahoma
Continent:NA
Premium:YES
Views:452
Main prefix:K
Class:Extra
Federal state:OK
US county:Carter
Latitude:34.1722714
Longitude:-97.1501468
Locator:EM14KE
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:7
CQ Zone:4
ULS record:855407

Most used bands

20m
(32%)
15m
(23%)
40m
(21%)
10m
(15%)
12m
(5%)

Most used modes

CW
(57%)
SSB
(25%)
FT8
(18%)
RTTY
(2%)
PSK31
(1%)

QSL data

Last update:2014-12-24 05:15:55
eQSL QSL:YES
Bureau QSL:YES
Direct QSL:YES
LoTW QSL:YES

Biography

First licensed in 1968, at the age of 15, as WN2GTQ in Rochester, NY. My Dad and I got our tickets at the same time, his call was WN2GTS.
I remember very clearly the day that I took my novice test, at the home of K2YCO. I was a nervous wreck.
Charles had a very imprecise VHF station.

Our Novice Station consisted of a Heathkit DX60B and HR10B into a Inverted V (with W2AU traps), based on a design from a local ham in Rochester, N.Y., Harry Lott, I have forgotten his call sign.

In 1969 we moved. to Ardmore, OK. and we obtained our new call signs, WN5YOM and WN5YON, respectably.
We got our General Class license in 1970.

Upon upgrading we built our new General Class station consisting of a Heathkit SB-301 and SB-401 and a Qubical Quad up about 55 feet.

Later we moved to Florida for a short period where we had the call signs WB4YPG and WB4YPH.
Upon returning to Oklahoma we were able to get our 5 land call signs back.

I enjoy DXing and operate mostly CW.

I am employed as a

I am a retired EE in the field of Controls and automation.

I have a Extra Class License and I am a Life Member of the ARRL.

Life Member INDEXA, and past member of Lone Star DX Association and Oklahoma DX Association.

10-10# 13643
SKCC# 13242
I am also a avid Marathon runner.



Worked DXCCs:

Equipment

My current station consists of a Flex-6700 and a Flex PGXL Amplifier to a Force 12 C3S 4 element beam up about 45 feet on a Rohn tower, a 40 meter Bazooka and a 80 meter EFD.
Antenna switching is through the Antenna Genius.
Additional rigs include my Dad's Kenwood TS-930S and Heathkit SB-220, our original Novice setup, Heathkit HR-10B and DX-60 B, HD-10 Keyer.

I am currently restoring our original Novice rig, a Heathkit DX-60B and HR-10B.

QRZCQ Awards

DXCC 330
ITU 70
CQ 40
IOTA 250

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WA5YOM / A couple of blocks from the 2013 Boston Marathon finish line
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WA5YOM / Pic A
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WA5YOM / 1968 WN2GTQ Novice Station Rochester NY DX60B/HR10B, Inverted V
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WA5YOM / 1970 WA5YOM General Station Ardmore, OK SB401/SB301, 2 Ele Qubical Quad up 55 FT.
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WA5YOM / 1972 WB4YPG and Dad WB4YPH (WN2GTS, WA5YON) Orlando, FL 2 Ele Qubical Quad up 55 FT.
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WA5YOM / 1972 WB4YPG Mobile Station Orlando, FL SWAN 500CX with Hustler ANT for 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10.
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WA5YOM / 1980 WA5YOM Ardmore, OK Yaesu FL101/FR101 and Wilson System 33 Tribander up 55 FT
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WA5YOM / 1980 WA5YOM Ardmore, OK Wilson System 33 Tribander on 55 FT Universal Tower
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WA5YOM / Flex-6700 and Flex PGXL Amplifier
  

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