N5DD Amateur Radio Web Site
Most of my time is spent chasing DX on the HF bands. Mostly SSB, but lately I have been active on CW, RTTY and other digital modes. I am on during most major contests, but I primarily use contests to pick up new band and mode countries. My overall country total is at 318. I have been awarded 5B DXCC (with endorsement for 17 m), 5B WAZ, WPX, and WAE-I. Occasionally I operate HF mobile, and enjoy operating portable when camping. I have served as Vice-President (2004) and President (2005) of the Texas DX Society.
My interest in radio started in the mid 60's listening to my father's Hallicrafters Sky Buddy shortwave receiver. I logged many shortwave stations, and enjoyed receiving SWL QSL cards and related propaganda. In 1970, I joined a Boy Scout Ham Radio group and earned my novice ticket. I held novice callsigns WN2OGQ and WN5CSC. I made quite a few QSOs as a novice, but never upgraded. After graduating Texas A&M, and quite a period of inactivity, in 1979, I obtained my advanced class license and was issued KC5AK. In 1994 I upgraded to Extra, and in 1998 obtained my current callsign N5DD. While in high school someone gave me an old Teletype machine that I enjoyed tinkering with. In recent years I have reestablished my interest in RTTY and other digital modes, and last year in CW as well. I have had the opportunity to operate from several DX entities including Montserrat in 1994 as VP2MCU; Grenada, in 1997 as J38DD, and during CQ WW SSB as part of the J3A team; Turks and Caicos in 2001 as VP5/N5DD; Belize in 2004 as V31AD; and Malta in 2006 as 9H3RY.
I work in Information Technology, for an energy products handling company. My XYL, Amy, is also licensed (KC5DJI) and is a high school teacher. I donít get much time for other hobbies (beside ham radio) but when I do I also enjoy woodworking and automotive tinkering.
Last updated 07/02/2007