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Albert McDonald
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WV1Q Ham Since 2009
United States

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Other Callsigns
K5CQJ/KF5CQJ

My Ham Radio Interests
I volunteer my time to ARES,I am the ARRL Emergency Coordinator for Jasper County in Mississippi,Recruiting new Amateurs,M.A.R.S. and other functions I can be a asset to in the area. I have a strong interest in Emergency Communications. I have a interest in building things or tinkering as we semi-old folks call it! LOL I have been learning how to built amps and circuit design from my buddy KF5AMF. I'm soon going to invest in some EME gear and possible D-STAR/Wires.

Equipment
HF: Kenwood TS-440SAT (Shack)With HEil PR-781 and Yaesu FT-857D (Mobile)
VHF/UHF HT's: Yaesu FT-2800M (Shack) and Alinco DJ-V17HT (Shack) Yaesu FT-250 (carry round)
Amps: None
Antenna's:OCF DX80 Windom 80-10 meter Dipole@45ft. and 2 meter Dipole @55ft.,Hi-Q 3/80RT W/EB8(Mobile) and Comet SBB-2 Dual-Band(Mobile)
Meters: Swan Electronics WM-3000(Shack) and Bird Wattmeter(Mobile)

Other Interests
I am a avid motorcyclist, a fanatic for Custom Auto's, Martial Arts, Ham Radio and Competition Shooting. I love the outdoors and just being in a social setting period. I have had the privilege of traveling almost around the world from my Military career. I am a retired Law Enforcement Officer, Diehard Marine and Navy Veteran. I volunteer time to mentor youths in the area and Coach Pee Wee football and baseball. A member of the Chamber of Commerce for the town of Heidelberg.

Clubs
Meridian Amateur Radio Club (W5FQ)
Laurel Amateur Radio Club (W5LAR)
American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
Marine Corps League
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity,Inc.
Morgan State University Alumnus
Brotherhood of the Badge
Maryland Law Enforcement Officer Association,Inc.(M.L.E.O.)
Roush Owners and Enthusiast Associates,Inc.(ROEA)
Thin Blue Line, Inc.

Station Tower going up and AE5FE Rick doing the work

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