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KC5JVT

By Butch Bridges
Ardmore Oklahoma
Updated: 2/16/24
Online: 12/22/22

UPDATE: On Dec 30, 2022 the FCC granted me back my original 1994 callsign (for $35) of KC5JVT. Hip Hip Hooray!

First a little of my HAM background. I started my HAM journey back in September 1994. A group of us local Ardmore, Oklahoma HAMs would meet every other Tuesday night at 6:30pm at Howard Robinson’s home at 110 Freeman Street.

A few members of our HAM gang I remember back in the 90s: Howard Robinson, Alan Robinson, Charles Dibrell, Gene South, Russell Anoatubby, Ted Spurgeon, Gary Simmons, Henry Kyker, Don Drake, Jon Lofton, Larry Guthrie, Chuck Carter, Bob Malloy, Fred Innis, Carl Hickman and Chad Knapp, met on a regular basis. Others too would join us from time to time and whose names escapes me right now.

Every Sunday evening at 9:00pm our local HAM group, around 12 to 20 HAMs, would have Check-ins from our radios with Ted Spurgeon as Net Control of the Net.

A couple times a year we’d all meet for a hamburger fry at HAM’er Larry Guthrie’s house near Sulphur, what good times and chef Larry cooked up some great burgers.

In 2004 (10 years) when it came time for me to renew my HAM license several of my friends in our HAM club in Ardmore had passed away and I guess I just decided to let it expire for lack of interest. That was a big mistake on my part, oh well, we live and learn.

Eighteen years would pass by from 2004 to 2022 when I was on a hiatus never giving HAM much of a thought. Then in October 2022 I decided to renew my license. Man, I had to do a lot of studying of the test questions. I studied the questions and practice test at hamstudy.org until I thought I was ready to test.

On December 8, 2022 I took my Technician HAM test ($14) through the Richardson Texas Wireless Klub online. There were 35 questions and I got 32 of them correct (91%). I was tested using Zoom and sitting in front of those 5 testers (called VEs in HAM lingo) made me nervous, but I did better then I thought I would do. Just thankful I passed. Next I registered with the FCC ($35) so I’d be legal using my Call Sign when on the air. License is good for 10 years.

With my HAM test behind me I been trying to decide which way to go in HAM radio. I was used to the traditional way back in 1994 when I first started. But with lots of research I’m taking a different route this time around. When I started back in 1994 I had a ICOMM handy-talk radio. I still have it, but it will stay in storage. Now I’m going to say a dirty word to most old timey dyed-in-the-wool traditional HAM radio people. Baofeng. (Please don’t tell my “old” HAM friends I used that word.)

Baofeng HAM radio ($30 on Amazon) is being used today by more people in the world then all of the other brands of HAM radios combined. And the Baofeng is high tech with all the bells and whistles a person could want. In 2019 my brother-in-law in Shohola, Pennsylvania talked me into buying one. I now have it out of the box and ready to fire it up with my renewed HAM license. Link to Baofeng HAM radio on Amazon. Another reason for now I’m going to use Echolink is even though I have a 45′ HAM radio tower I don’t have a HAM antenna on it yet. But I will soon, somehow, hopefully.

But here’s the kicker, nowadays you don’t even need to purchase a HAM radio or have an antenna. The “other” way to HAM is using a digital network like ECHOLINK (my choice). With Echolink you just go to their website and download the Echolink program to your computer, laptop, cellphone or tablet, get registered and vetted with Echolink, and you can communicate with over 350,000 Echolink users worldwide with over 6,000 people online at any given time. This is the link to Echolink’s website.

To practice for my 35 question HAM test and renew my license in December 2022 I used the free website hamstudy.org. I was quite pleased with HamStudy in helping me passing my HAM test.


Ham Operator (Amateur EXTRA class) Jon Lofton sent me a roster of Ardmore HAMs from the 1980s.


Comments welcome:

04/25/06  George Pretty of Fort Mill, South Carolina sent me a film recorded in 1952 of some local Ham radio operators conducting their “field day” in Ardmore back in 1952. If you want to view the recording, it is on Youtube at the link below.


08/07/07 “My Daddy, the late, Lloyd R. Benton, was a Ham Radio Operator, call numbers: K5YTW. He died on 25 September 1988. He was a radio and television repairman in the 1940’s and until 1956, when he moved to Palmdale, California and went to work in the Civil Service, then transferred to Tinker Air Force Base in 1959. We are from Ringling, Ok. He worked for several TV Repair shops in Ardmore, plus had his own, off and on in Ringling. In April, 1981, my husband lost his mind (to my way of thinking) and transferred from Tinker to the U.S, Postal Service, hired first at Healdton, where we still reside. He was as Distribution Clerk at the Ardmore Post from which he retired in 1996. My parents moved back to the area with us. Daddy went to many meetings at Ardmore. He never missed the Texoma Ham Fest, even when he still lived at Midwest City.  My niece sent me an email awhile back, she, like all of his kin thought Lloyd hung the moon. I forwarded it on to a cousin of my Daddy in Kansas City, Mo., who is also a Ham.  I added my Daddy’s name in places, and his cousin added a little more. His cousin sent copies to every one of his Ham Buddies, I am going to try to send it to you again. Every time I see the magazine, American Radio Relay League or anything pertaining to Hams, I start crying. I have his repeater books and the last badge he wore that gives his name and call letters, and other things, on a table in my bedroom, he was a member of The Mars Net Work  out of Tinker. The late Henry Kyker, also from Ringling was a friend of his, plus others at Ardmore. His call letters were retired when he died.”  -Betty Benton Lyle


07/20/07  Ardmoreite Jack Gant, W5GM, helped organize the Ardmore Radio Club in the 1940s, was active in Civil Defense, was a “storm chaser”, and met with many emergency Nets. He gave tests for amateur licenses to many in this area and taught communication for the University of Oklahoma before enlisting in the Marines for WWII.

Jack died December 6, 2000 at the age of 84. He was former American Radio Relay League (ARRL) West Gulf Director and served as West Gulf Division Vice Director from 1972 to 1976 and as Director from 1977 to 1980. Licensed for 66 years, Gant was an ARRL member and formerly held the call sign W5EGR. He belonged to the Quarter Century Wireless Association. In the 1970s he was active in ARES Radio League as Emergency Coordinator for Carter County, Oklahoma. He also served as chairman for the Texhoma Ham-a-Rama Hamfest.

He was an independent oilman and held a private pilot’s license. Evelyn, his wife of 60 years, said there was always room for a “ham shack” in their home, and ham radio was his “first love” before they met.


4/21/23 – Of particular enjoyment to me was the scanned article “Six States to Attend Rally Here on Oct 19.” Attached is a picture from the 1950’s of the old, old ham club guys.  Left to right, Jack Gant, Charles Dibrell, Dick Patterson, Maynard Reavis and Harve Pretty (my dad). -George Pretty


12/12/22 My Dad, James “Jim” Whitchurch, enjoyed the HAM radio group. The weekends together at Gant Ranch were special, but I’d say his favorite HAM story is when I was in college on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, a tornado hit and tore the side off a church just feet from my dorm. Phone lines were jammed so Daddy called some HAMS – yep, in a short time one had made contact with my area and learned the school was OK. -Ann Whitchurch


12/13/22 Butch.  Here is a copy of my ham radio bio from QRZ.com (PDF file). It has some memories of how I found the Ardmore club and got started in Ham Radio back in 1981.  73, Jon Lofton KZ5Z


A 1952 Daily Ardmoreite newspaper clipping:


Below is a link to my QRZ profile webpage
https://www.qrz.com/db/KC5JVT


HAM contacts using Echolink-

1. 12/24/22 10:30am KC1QPL John in Burlington, VT (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KC1QPL

2. 12/24/22 11:45am N8CPN Alan in East Claridon, Ohio (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/N8CPN

3. 12/24/22 1:30pm WA3YOB Silvio in Harleysville, PA (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/WA3YOB

4. 12/24/22 8:00pm KE3FEI Japan (n)

5. 12/24/22 8:15pm KY4SM Lawrence in Vinton, VA (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KY4SM

6. 12/24/22 8:45pm N2XVK Rob in Rush, NY (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/N2XVK

7. 12/25/22 6:30am JH1KKG Japan (n)

8. 12/25/22 8:15am J88CR David in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (n)

9. 12/25/22 8:30am N2KFA Pete in Alexandria, VA (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/N2KFA

10. 12/25/22 8:55am VU3YDL Ansil in southern India (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/VU3YDL

11. 12/25/22 9:10am WB9AZV George in Dunedin, FL (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/WB9AZV

12. 12/15/22 9:15am KU4VN Lox in Port St Lucie, FL (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/ku4vn

13. 12/25/22 10:10am F4BPP David in France (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/F4BPP

14. 12/25/22 10:40am VU3MKK Keerth in India (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/VU3MKK

15. 12/25/22 5:05pm SM5SSZ Goran in Sweden (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/SM5SSZ

16. 12/25/22 9:45pm W0EPP Todd in Harrisburg, SD (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/W0EPP

17. 12/26/22 7:30pm MW3HGR Hugh in Wales UK (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/mw3hgr

18. 12/26/22 8:00pm KD9WFH Steve in Chicago (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KD9WFH

19. 12/27/22 7:00am VU2MGS Manorita in Bangalor, India (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/VU2MGS

20. 12/27/22 7:45am W2RLJ Robert in Fort Edwards, NY (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/W2RLJ

21. 12/27/22 8:15am VE2AET Remi in Montreal, Quebec (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/VE2AET

22. 12/27/22 8:45am VU3FKW South India (n)

23. 12/27/22 9:15am G6IML Ian in Manchester, England (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/G6IML

24. 12/27/22 9:45am PY4VT Ron in southeast Brazil (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/py4vt
Note: Ron Vaz in Brazil is a trure artist and makes detailed Z scale model train displays. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0s4deetfxo

25. 12/27/22 12:30pm GW7UVO Roy in North Wales UK (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/GW7UVO

26. 12/27/22 1:30pm KD9VTE E.C. in Scipio, Indiana (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KD9VTE

27. 12/27/22 3:15pm KE2ALP Ivan in Elmhurst, New York (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KE2ALP

28. 12/27/22 8:00pm VO1REG in Newfoundland, Canada (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/VO1REG

29. 12/27/22 8:30pm RO4AXL Tim in Hickory, NC (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KO4AXL

30. 12/27/22 9:00pm JK1GNJ Mario in Japan (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/JK1GNJ

31. 12/28/22 6:00am 2M0ULD Norman in UK (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/M3NHP

32. 12/28/22 12:30pm K5TBD Ray in Kingwood, TX (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/K5TBD

33. 12/28/22 1:30pm OE9MOI in Austria (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/OE9MOI

34. 12/28/22 7:00pm VK4CCC Graham in Tasmania (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/VK4CCC

35. 12/29/22 8:00am F4HZB Cyril in France (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/F4HZB

36. 12/29/22 9:00pm K4CUP Virgil in Flat Gap, Kentucky (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/K4CUP

37. 12/29/22 9:30pm KB1KED John in New Fairfield, CT (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KB1KED

38.12/31/22 11:15am KG7ERA Keena in TN (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KG7ERA

39. 12/31/22 1:45pm WA2GFO Jerry in Westfield, NY (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/WA2GFO

40. 12/31/22 4:45pm VE3AQU Warren in Ontario, Canada (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/VE3AQU

41. 12/31/22 6:20pm W2VIR “Vir” in Pleasantville, NY (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/W2VIR

42. 12/31/22 7:45pm LU1JDE “El Ruso” in Agentina (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/LU1JDE

43. 12/31/22 8:00pm KD2ZKO Ward in Sidney, NY (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KD2ZKO

44. 12/31/22 10:50pm K7HOD Thomas in Brightwood, OR (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/K7HOD


45. 01/01/23 9:45am MORLF Ralph in Derby, UK (n)

46. 01/01/23 11:40am DK6NZ Rudi in Germany (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/DK6NZ

47. 01/01/23 4:10pm K3NSA Nick in Plano, Texas (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/K3NSA

48. 01/01/23 7:15pm HH2ORC Carine in Haiti (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/HH2ORC

49. 01/01/23 9:35pm KG4CAP Dale in Mobile, Alabama (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KG4CAP

50. 01/02/23 2:00pm G3SEA Paul in Hawaii (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/G3SEA

51. 01/02/23 6:45pm KQ4FCS Kurtis in Strafford, VA (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KQ4FCS

52. 01/02/23 6:50pm K8FDW Fred in Buckhannon, WV (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/K8FDW

53. 01/02/23 7:00pm VU3FKW in India (n)

54. 01/02/23 7:17pm KK7HSO Elvin in La Sal, Utah (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KK7HSO

55. 01/02/23 8:35pm 6K2LDK Lee in South Korea (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/6K2LDK

56. 01/03/23 10:00am W1OOD David in Easton, PA (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/W1OOD

57. 01/03/23 11:00am KE8HJB David in Akron, OH (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KE8HJB

58. 01/03/23 7:00pm KC3TFD Carol in Washington D.C. (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KC3TFD

59. 01/03/23 7:30pm HS0ZBS Kurt in Thailand (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/HS0ZBS

60. 1/04/23 8:25am HL2BOP Cheol in South Korea (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/HL2BOP

61. 01/04/23 8:45am K8TLJ Tom in Bloomington, Ohio (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/K8TLJ

62. 01/04/23 2:30pm W5FBQ Bob in White Deer, TX (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/W5FBQ

63. 01/04/23 2:45pm W7OSL Sam in Madras, OR (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/W7OSL

64. 01/04/23 3:30pm N2ZNU Steve in Hamburg, NY (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/N2ZNU

65. 1/04/23 4:00pm KC5GST Darrell in Ashland, KY (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KC4GST

66. 1/04/23 7:00pm VA3YZZ Colin in Ontario Canada (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/VA3YZZ

67. 01/05/23 8:05pm DL6SDO Joe in Stuttgart, Germany (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/DL6SDO

68. 01/05/23 11:55am N5TDS Deanna in Liberty Hill, Texas (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/N5TDS

68. 01/05/23 6:30pm KQ4CSV Don in Wilmington, NC (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KQ4CSV

69. 01/05/23 8:00pm KN6WXN Matt in San Diego, CA (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KN6WXN

70. 01/06/23 8:00am DL3SDE Wolf in Germany (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/DL3SDE

71. 01/06/23 7:00pm JA1XTN Terry in Yokohama City, Japan (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/JA1XTN

72. 01/06/23 8:45pm K5WJH Joel in Pearland, Texas (n)(n)https://www.qrz.com/db/K5WJH

73. 01/07/23 10:00am KD9VPJ Greg in Romeoville, IL (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KD9VPJ

74. 01/07/23 11:45am AA1A Dave in Marshfield, MA (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/AA1A

75. 01/07/23 8:40pm KD9VTE Joe in Kirkland, WA (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KK7JMG

76. 01/07/23 9:05pm W8RDJ Rich in Manton, MI (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/W8RDJ

77. 01/08/23 12:30pm KC0TDZ Bruce in Bradenton, FL (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KC0TDZ

78. 01/08/23 4:10pm KC1RWP Willie in New Haven, CT (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KC1RWP

79. 01/08/23 4:45pm KQ4CMA Jeff in Arlington, VA (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KQ4CMA

80. 01/08/23 7:30pm VU2RS Sarath in (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/VU2RS

81. 01/08/23 9:10pm N5GLO Bill in Oakhurst, TX (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/N5GLO


82. 01/09/23 9:40am KK4OKY Steve in Calvert City, KY (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KK4OKY

83. 01/09/23 11:15am N3PKJ Todd in Meadville, PA (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/N3PKJ

84. 01/09/23 1:05pm KQ4FJR Mark in Nables, FL (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KQ4FJR

85. 01/09/23 2:25pm KA5HOR Bill in Glencoe, OK (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KA5HOR

86. 01/09/23 3:16pm KQ4FIP Kevin in Franklin, TN (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KQ4FIP

87. 01/09/23 4:05pm JA7FYF Akira in Japan (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/JA7FYF

88. 01/09/23 6:15pm JE3PRM Shingo in Japan (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/JE3PRM

89. 1/10/23 8:45am YC2DOP Ary in Indonesia (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/YC2DOP

90. 1/11/23 9:15am OE9MOI Will in Austria (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/OE9MOI

91. 01/11/23 4:05pm KF0AXG John in Liberty, MO (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KF0AXG

92. 01/11/23 7:35pm WL4DX Matt in Anchorage, AK (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/WL4DX

93. 01/11/23 9:10pm KA1VRY Jesse in Pittsburg, KS (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KA1VRY

94. 1/12/23 2:00pm WA1GOS John in Tewksbury, MA (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/WA1GOS

95. 1/12/23 2:30pm AF4VN Bob in Batesburg, SC (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/AF4VN

96. 1/12/23 2:45pm KM4PPV Sal in Richmond, KY (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KM4PPV

97. 1/12/23 2:55pm AB6CL Chad in Canby, CA (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/AB6CL

98. 1/12/23 3:15pm W5GWR Wayne in Taos, NM (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/W5GWR

99. 1/12/23 7:25pm LU1ELW Sabastian in Argentina (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/LU1ELW

100. 1/12/23 7:45pm KF0KRS Jerry in Columbia, MO (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KF0KRS

101. 1/13/23 12:10pm M0BHL & EA5TQ Peter in Spain (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/M0BHL

102. 1/13/23 1:00pm WA6CNQ Dan in San Francisco, CA (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/WA6CNQ

103. 1/13/23 6:05pm AB3YC Andrew in Severn, MD (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/AB3YC

104. 1/13/23 8:05pm KN6YDF Mark in Canyon Lake, CA (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KN6YDF

105 1/14/23 8:20am KC8TWJ Charlie in Warren, MI (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KC8TWJ

106. 1/15/23 10:50am W2AFF Bob in Oswego, NY (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/W2AFF

107. 1/15/23 12:00pm N1VPU John in Baltimore, MD (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/N1VPU

108. 1/15/23 4:15pm G3YFW Peter in London, England (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/G3YFW

109. 1/15/23 8:15pm N4TAZ Calvin (Taz) in Paintsville, KY (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/N4TAZ

110. 1/16/23 9:20am KE8SAF James in Elyria, Ohio (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KE8SAF

111. 1/17/23 7:25pm KE8TCX Bob in South Point, Ohio (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KE8TCX

112. 1/17/23 9:30pm KF0JWW Fred in Topeka, Kansas (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KF0JWW

113. 1/18/23 9:30am KI5OCD Michael in Tecumseh, OK (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KI5OCD

114. 1/18/23 10:50am KB8MGL Chris in Rossville, GA (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KB8MGL

115. 1/18/23 11:20am DO3EK Thomas in Bavaria, Germany (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/DO3EK

116. 1/18/23 4:10pm W1LAC Larry Auburn, NY (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/W1LAC

117. 1/18/23 7:50pm YJ0VM Ian in Australia (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/YJ0VM

118. 1/18/23 8:50pm N0EMR Rich in Quincy, IL (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/N0EMR

119. 1/19/23 9:45am MI3RBM Bobby in Warrington, Northern Ireland (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/MI3RBM

120. 1/19/23 1:45pm DB1YB Johann in Germany (P)
https://www.qrz.com/db/DB1YB

121. 1/19/23 8:35pm KF0KRV Jacen in Cole Camp, MO (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KF0KRV

122. 1/20/23 8:00am 2I0EUV David in Lisburn, Northern Ireland (P)
https://www.qrz.com/db/2I0EUV

123. 1/20/23 8:40pm XE3VW Sergio in Merida Yucatan (P)
https://www.qrz.com/db/XE3VW

124. 1/21/23 7:40am MI7HMD Darren in Northern Ireland (P)
https://www.qrz.com/db/MI7HMD

125. 1/21/23 4:15pm KK7JDW Rob in Tacoma, Washington (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KK7JDW

126. 1/21/23 8:30pm ZL2BRO Rob in New Zealand (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/ZL2BRO

127. 1/21/23 8:50pm W7OSL Sam in Madras, Oregon (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/W7OSL

128. 1/22/23 7:10am G0CEG Peter in Lincoln, UK (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/G0CEG

129. 1/22/23 1::30pm KJ7WOH Marty in Troutdale, OR (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KJ7WOH

130. 1/23/23 9:40am K8TLJ Tom in Bloomingdale, OH (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/K8TLJ

131. 1/23/23 10:00am DS3QGH GeunHo in Seoul, South Korea (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/DS3QGH

132. 1/23/23 7:00pm KQ4FPC Jason in Van Lear, KY (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KQ4FPC

133. 1/24/23 8:00am VK4TVR Syd in Brisbane, Australia (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/VK4TVR

134. 1/25/23 2:30pm WB4AIZ Chuck in Kenneth City, FL (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/WB4AIZ

135 1/25/23 8:00pm GW0UIM Tony in North Wales (n)

136. 1/26/23 8:30pm KN6DMF Glen in Hemet, CA (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KN6DMF

137. 1/26/23 8:55pm WA5HMC Virgil in Sugar Land, TX (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/WA5HMC

138. 1/27/23 4:30pm KG5JGT Bruce in Matairie, LA (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KG5JGT

139. 1/28/23 8:40am DM7AT Alexander in Germany (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/DM7AT

140. 1/28/23 1:20pm KI5WMB Scott in Midwest City, OK (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KI5WMB

141. 1/28/23 8:30pm N7FUL Steve in Tucson, AZ (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/N7FUL

142. 1/29/23 9:15am KD9WFH Steven in Calumet City, IL (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KD9WFH

143. 1/29/23 7:00pm JA2TNS “Hiro” in Japan (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/JA2TNS

144. 1/30/23 1:00pm KD9VEU Justin in Bloomington, IL (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KD9VEU

145. 1/31/23 9:20am G0EKQ Steve in Cheshire, England (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/G0EKQ

146, 1/31/23 9:50am 2I0EUV David in Lisburn, North Ireland (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/2I0EUV

147. 1/31/23 7:40pm KI5ZAN John in Perry, AR (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KI5ZAN


148. 2/01/23 9:00am G3MHF Mike in East Sussex, England (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/G3MHF

149. 2/01/23 4:00pm 9H5JO Joe in Gozo, Malta (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/9H5JO

150. 2/02/23 11:30am SP4AB Andrew in Poland (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/SP4AB

151. 2/03/23 10:00am AC3FI Charlie in Salisbury, MD (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/AC3FI

152. 2/03/23 9:30pm DW3XVB Rommel in the Phillipines (n) https://www.qrz.com/db/DW3XVB

153. 2/04/23 7:00am K5CIS Brian in Murphy, TX (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/K5CIS

154. 2/04/23 11:45am 2E0DKY Barry in Lincolnshire, England (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/2E0DKY

155. 2/04/23 7:15pm JG6DEA Tetsuo in Japan (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/JG6DEA

156. 2/05/23 3:20pm N7NFT Nate in Johnson City, TN (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/N7NFT

157. 2/05/23 9:50pm WB5QLI Ken in Amarillo, TX (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/WB5QLI

158. 2/06/23 9:35am KO4KIM Greg in Irmo, SC (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KO4KIM

159. 2/06/23 2:45am DK7EQ Wilfried in Germany (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/DK7EQ

160. 2/06/23 9:00pm JA4ETA Hat in Okinawa, Japan (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/JA4ETA

161. 2/07/23 10:50am KK7KCK “Big” in Tucson, AZ (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KK7KCK

162. 2/07/23 7:15pm KE5JLN Jason in Paragould, AR (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KE5JLN

163. 2/08/23 10:50am KI5ZMU Zack in Morgan City, LA (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KI5ZMU

164. 2/08/23 11:15am G4SUA Brian in England (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/G4SUA

165. 2/08/23 7:50pm KM6DU Jamie in Northport, Alabama (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KM6DU

166. 2/09/23 11:00am N8XYM Mike in Westerville, OH (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/N8XYM

167. 2/10/23 9:45am K3FLH Rance in Newport, NC (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/K3FLH

168. 2/10/23 11:50am WA6CNQ Dan in Daly City, CA (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/WA6CNQ

169. 2/10/23 2:00pm N3TFS Edgar in Landover, MD (P)
https://www.qrz.com/db/N3TFS

170. 2/10/23 9:25pm HL2BOP Jang in South Korea (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/HL2BOP

171. 2/11/23 7:15pm AJ6XW Dirk in Herald, CA (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/AJ6XW

172. 2/11/23 8:20pm K0DPW Daris in Ulysses, KS (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/K0DPW

173. 2/11/23 9:30pm KN6YKE Tom in Los Angeles, CA (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/K0DPW

174. 2/11/23 8:50pm W8BDC Rick in Van Wert, OH (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/W8BDC

175. 2/13/23 12:50pm M7WLL Chris in England (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/M7WLL

176. 2/14/23 9:00am DK3PI Uwe in Germany (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/DK3PI

177. 2/15/23 9:00am LA3RIA Mushtag in Norway (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/LA3RIA

178. 2/15/23 10:00am N1GDD Frank in Nashua, NH (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/N1GDD

179. 2/15/23 2:45pm N9LAB Len in Loris, SC (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/N9LAB

180. 2/16/23 7:30pm RQ4FWN Ray in Goodlettsville, TN (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/RQ4FWN

181. 2/16/23 7:45pm KD2RPP Philip in Buffalo, NY (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KD2RPP

182. 2/17/23 7:30am CS9ABS Rui in Portugal (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/CS9ABS

183. 2/17/23 8:10am KB4DAD Jerry in Middleburg, FL (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KB4DAD

184. 2/17/23 3:15pm W3AGE Mike in Dover, DE (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/W3AGE

185. 2/17/23 4:00pm WA6BEF Dave in Visalia, CA (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/WA6BEF

186. 2/18/23 11:55am W4SRD in Sunny Isles Beach, FL (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/W4SRD

187. 2/18/23 8:55pm KY4SM Lawrence in Vinton, VA (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KY4SM

188. 2/19/23 6:15pm WA3VSO David in Jupiter, FL (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/WA3VSO

189. 2/21/23 10:25am N9AIM Bob in Brownsburg, IN (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/N9AIM

190. 2/22/23 9:35pm VO1HL Larry in Fall River, Nova Scotia (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/VO1HL

191. 2/23/23 2:00pm 5H1RR Romeo in Tanzania (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/5H1RR

192. 2/24/23 3:00pm PF1SCT Frank in Netherlands (sQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/PF1SCT

193. 2/24/23 8:30pm K1JTV Harvey in Delray Beach, FL (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/K1JTV

194. 2/25/23 8:20pm KM6HND Reuben in Sacramento, CA (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KM6HND

195. 2/25/23 9:00pm KD9WHI Tom in Aurora, IL (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KD9WHI

196. 2/26/23 3:15pm W5RBH Rick in Whitewright, TX (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/W5RBH

197. 2/26/23 6:20pm K2DRZ Matt in Boise, ID (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/K2DRZ

198. 2/26/23 7:00pm JJ1TXL Fox in Tokyo, Japan (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/JJ1TXL

199. 2/26/23 7:30pm KD9RXF David in Cambridge, WI (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KD9RXF

200. 2/28/23 8:00am M6NUH Baker in Sussex, Britain (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/M6NUH

201. 2/28/23 3:05pm WN0F Bill in Platte City, MO (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/WN0F

202. 3/01/23 3:00pm 2E0IPS Ian in Skipton, England (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/2E0IPS

203. 3/03/23 6:15am DS1RTB Steve in South Korea (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/DS1RTB

204. 3/03/23 7:15am MM7TDI Norman in Scotland (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/MM7TDI

205. 3/04/23 9:30am KI5MTJ Mark in Brownfield, TX (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KI5MTJ

206. 3/05/23 4:40pm KN6YLD Thomas in Valencia, CA (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KN6YLD

207. 3/05/23 8:35pm WA3VHL Glenn in Allentown, PA (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/WA3VHL

208. 03/08/23 7:25am JM1IQR Jimmy in Tokyo, Japan (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/JM1IQR

209. 03/09/23 11:15am M3GCA Alan in Sheffield England (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/M3GCA

210. 03/09/23 8:30pm KD9WQZ Elija in Greenville, IL (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KD9WQZ

211. 03/10/23 9:00pm KC8GDW Bill in St Clairsville, OH (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KC8GDW

212. 03/11/23 7:45am MI7HMD Darren in Northern Ireland (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/MI7HMD

213. 03/14/23 11:30am F4HWG Pony in France (n)

214. 03/15/23 9:45pm VK6BQQ Reg in Jandakot, Australia (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/VK6BQQ

215. 03/17/23 7:30pm AE0TO Ryan in Clinton, MO (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/AE0TO

216. 03/18/23 9:00pm KC1SJS Allen in Abington, MA (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KC1SJS

217. 03/19/23 9:15am IW0GYT “Fab” near Rome, Italy (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/IW0GYT

218. 03/21/23 9:45am G0OGP Chris in Stockport, England (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/G0OGP

219. 03/24/23 7:50pm K04AXL Tim in Hickory, NC (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KO4AXL

220. 03/24/23 10:am AA2MW Malcom in Corfu, NY (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/AA2MW

221. 03/25/23 7:45pm KE4DER Bill in Fayetteville, NC (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KE4DER

222. 03/28/23 7:30pm KE8WNV Brad in Ferndale, MI (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KE8WNV

223. 03/29/23 7:40pm ZS4X Francois in Bloemfontein, South Africa (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/ZS4X

224. 03/30/23 8:45am DO9KC Karl in Oldenburg, Germany (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/DO9KC

225. 03/31/23 9:00pm W5JWK Jim in Bowie, TX (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/W5JWK


226. 04/01/23 9:00am IU0MBS Max in Ferentino, Italy (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/IU0MBS

227. 04/01/23 9:15pm N5EDF Ed in Wichita Falls, TX (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/N5EDF

228. 04/02/23 4:05pm PU3AGG GUINTHER in Brazil (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/PU3AGG

229. 04/02/23 9:40pm K7YJH Marcial in Nevada (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/K7YJH

230. 04/04/23 6:45pm AF4VM Bob in Phoenix, AZ (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/AF4VM

231. 04/05/23 8:00pm KC3VWA Anton in Cheyney, PA (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KC3VWA

232. 04/06/23 3:00pm G8JLM Patrick in Maldon, England (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/G8JLM

233. 04/06/23 3:15pm G4SSV Stan in Lincoln, England (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/G4SSV

234. 04/10/23 7:25pm WS4TOT Charlie in Georgia (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/WS4TOT

235. 04/10/23 9:00pm KJ6LRB Michael in California (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KJ6LRB

236. 04/12/23 9:00pm KE8WPP Brian in Ohio (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KE8WPP

237. 04/12/23 9:30pm AB2GU Bruno in Long Island, NY (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/AB2GU

238. 04/15/23 8:10pm PU3ATU Luiz in Brazil (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/PU3ATU

239. 04/16/23 4:20pm KQ4GWO William in Wake Forest, NC (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KQ4GWO

240. 04/17/23 8:15pm VU2LWB Sudhanshu in India (sQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/VU2LWB

241. 04/18/23 9:00pm KQ4GYT Dan in Newport, NC (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KQ4GYT

242. 04/18/23 9:30pm W3PO Patrick in Luzon, Philippines (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/W3PO

243. 04/22/23 5:00pm W9PMA Phil in Gas City, IN (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/W9MPA

244. 04/23/23 4:00pm IW2DCY Antonio in Italy (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/IW2DCY

245. 04/24/23 2:45pm W4CI Dave in Florida (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/W4CI

246. 04/25/23 3:15pm K5HUM Mike in New Orleans (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/K5HUM

247. 04/26/23 8:40pm KC3IYD Wendell in Lake City, PA (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KC3IYD

248. 04/27/23 7:30pm VA3KVK David in Woodstock, Ont., Canada (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/VA3KVK

249. 04/27/23 8:30pm DS1RTB Shon in South Korea (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/DS1RTB

250. 04/28/23 8:30pm W3CGS Mario in NJ (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/W3CGS

251. 04/29/23 6:45pm KQ4FSI Mitch in Port St Lucie, FL (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KQ4FSI

252. 04/29/23 9:15pm KE2BGI Peter in Poughkeepsie, NY (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KE2BGI

253. 04/30/23 11:30am KC4IRG John in Walton, KY (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KC4IRG

254. 04/30/23 6:00pm N3RO Rick in Frederick, MD (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/N3RO

255. 05/03/23 9:10am KC8HFO David in Hansford, WV (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KC8HFO

256. 05/03/23 8:15pm KC3PTF Brad in Chambersburg, PA (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KC3PTF

257. 05/07/23 8:35pm KB7MGC Gerald in Cuba (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KB7MGC

258. 05/08/23 9:00pm KB3BQY Ira in Huntingdon, PA (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KB3BQY

259. 05/10/23 7:30pm N2XTV Ed in Magnolia, DE (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/N2XTV

260. 05/11/23 9:10pm KF0LQN Mitch in Iowa (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KF0LQN

261. 05/14/23 3:15pm KQ4GUC Harresh in Savanna, GA (n) https://www.qrz.com/db/KQ4GUC

262. 05/14/23 9:10pm ZL2CRA New Zealand (n)

262. 05/16/23 8:15pm KD2UHP Jim in Tea, SD (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KD2UHP

263. 05/17/23 8:15pm KI5YDD Janice in Pearl, MS (n)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KI5YDD

264. 05/19/23 7:35pm KB3OVB Al in Bushkill, PA (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/KB3OVB

265. 05/19/23 9:30pm AE7JE Michael in Sutherlin, Oregon (eQSL)
https://www.qrz.com/db/AE7JE

266. 05/22/23 9:30pm VU3MKK Keethi in India
https://www.qrz.com/db/VU3MKK

267. 05/25/23 8:30pm KQ4HSR Michael in Georgia
https://www.qrz.com/db/KQ4HSR

268. 06/04/23 7:10pm W4FSW Dave in Michigan
https://www.qrz.com/db/W4FSW

269. 08/12/23 7:15pm WA5TX Bill in Springtown, Texas
https://www.qrz.com/db/WA5TX

270. 08/19/23 7:20pm N6RLS Robin in Berkeley, CA
https://www.qrz.com/db/N6RLS

271. 08/19/23 8:11pm WB1EME Dylan in East Hampton, MA
https://www.qrz.com/db/WB1EME

272. 08/29/23 8:45pm KC3WKG Ash in North Potomac, MD
https://www.qrz.com/db/KC3WKG

273. 08/30/23 9:45pm KI7OL Ken in Sebring, FL
https://www.qrz.com/db/KI7OL

274. 9/06/23 3:45pm DL4NAT Bernhard Schulz in Bamberg Germany
https://www.qrz.com/db/DL4NAT

275. 9/13/23 9:30pm WA3VHL Glenn in Allentown, PA
https://www.qrz.com/db/WA3VHL

276. 9/20/23 8:00pm W7LN Tom Bridges in Richmond, MO
https://www.qrz.com/db/W7LN

277. 09/25/23 7:45pm KC3WSO Ben in Ellicott City, MD
https://www.qrz.com/db/KC3WSO

278. 09/25/23 8:20pm N2KFA Pete in Alexander, VA
https://www.qrz.com/db/N2KFA

279. 09/21/23 4:00pm WD4LTD Ronnie in Anniston, AL
https://www.qrz.com/db/WD4LTF

280. 12/17/23 2:00pm VA3DZP Gary in St Catharines, Ontario, Canada
https://www.qrz.com/db/VA3DZP

280. 12/17/23 7:00pm AF4VM Bob in Phoenix AZ
https://www.qrz.com/db/AF4VM