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Ernie Ong
Extra Class
AD5MD Ham Since 1986
United States

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Other Callsigns
DU1COO (still an active calllsign)
KH0DK (replaced by AD5MD)

My Ham Radio Interests
My first taste of two-way radio communications was during my high school days way back in 1978 using a CB radio. Having worked DX on that band has encouraged me to go ahead and upgrade to the "real thing". I first got my Extra class amateur radio license in 1986 as DU1COO and still holds that ticket to this date. It was in 1994 when I earned my Extra Class ticket as KH0DK in Saipan, Mariana Islands in the Pacific and have worked dx from there occasionally. When I moved with my family here in Texas in 2003 I had my callsign changed to the present AD5MD.

I am originally from the Philippines and was active in several SBB & CW contests as DU1COO. My active Ham Radio activity spanning almost 17 years from there has earned me several awards both from the ARRL and CQ Magazine sponsored contests as well as different operating achievements. My only regret was not being able to finish my DXCC Honor Roll as DU1COO. I was short by 8 DXCC entities at that time!

For now I am just starting to work DXCC again. This time as AD5MD. I have yet to turn in my cards for checking at the HQ but to this date I have already worked 238 and confirmed 108 with my modest set-up.

I enjoy working and chasing DX from 80 to 10 meter bands both from my base station and on mobile.

Yaesu FT-950
Yaesu FT-920
Yaesu FT-857D
Icom IC-2200H

Other Interests
I have recently picked up my passion for Digital Photography after several years of absence.

American Radio Relay League, W1AW
CHARRO Amateur Radio Club, W5CRC
Philippine Amateur Radio Assn., DX1PAR
Philippine Amateur Radio League, DX1L
Philippine DX Foundation, DX1F
Ham Radio Philipines, Inc., DX1HRP

Connections for ad5md

CallsignNameConnection TypeConnections 
DU1RB Rhine Baculinao Group, Association or Club4 Request Connection
VU2SGW Sailin Gudhka Other9 Request Connection
N5XTR Joel Bryant Other28 Request Connection
KW4VL Victor Langley Other468 Request Connection
N5ICQ Brandon Villarreal Other1 Request Connection
DV1KD Kim Domingo Other47 Request Connection
W8STU STUART W. UNDERWOOD SR. Group, Association or Club160 Request Connection
DV1VHY Roberto Jose "Jojo" Vicencio Group, Association or Club36 Request Connection
W4KVW CLAYTON YARBROUGH Friend11 Request Connection
W9NFL Keith Belongia Other23 Request Connection
KJ4ENS David Westphalen Colleague40 Request Connection
N5FKW James "jim" Lotspeich Other43 Request Connection
DU1KUQ Greene Herrera Other160 Request Connection
VK2HV Paul Hanna Friend111 Request Connection
PA1WLB Willem Luijten Friend91 Request Connection
KD5JBN Glenn Roland Other28 Request Connection
4F8BOF fidel fernandez Friend19 Request Connection
WA7DUY Jim Pruitt Other50 Request Connection
DU1BA BA "Jun" Moreto Group, Association or Club21 Request Connection
DV1EE DU1 EE Group, Association or Club21 Request Connection
DU1OHW chito alvero Colleague23 Request Connection
YC1BJX Yustiadi . Other316 Request Connection
DY1TPS Theo Sanchez Friend113 Request Connection
WB4IUY Dave Hockaday Group, Association or Club382 Request Connection
W6QT Michael Koffler Other110 Request Connection
DU3TAZ Ma. Theresa Aniceto Other8 Request Connection