amateur radio station NØJY / HK5JY
in april 2015 i had the honor of being interviewed by eric guth, 4z1ug, for his qso today podcast series. you can learn more about my amateur radio experience by listeneing to the podcast at www.qsotoday.com/podcasts/n0jy
I was first licensed in 1972 when I got my Novice ticket as WNØHUS.
to General in 1974 and became WBØHUS, upgrading to my Advanced
ticket in 1977. After I passed the Extra exam in 1998 I applied for the vanity
call NØJY in March of 1999.
My amateur radio interests include working the
satellites, DXing and VHF packet.
Being that my XYL KD5FCQ is from Colombia, in 2011 we went to the Ministry of
Telecommunications in Bogota, Colombia to apply for my Colombian amateur radio
license and I now also hold the call HK5JY.
One of my greatest thrills in amateur radio was a contact I had with John Blaha,
KC5TZQ when he was aboard the Russian Mir space station, in January 1997. I was
mobile, on my way to work when Mir came up over the horzon and John was there
I retired from BNSF Railway at the end of March 2013 and
I now devote my time as Vice President - Engineering for AMSAT-NA and as District Radio Officer for Texas State RACES District 4 Hurst. I am also a member of Hood County RACES, Hood County ARES, and a member of the Hood County Amateur Radio Club.
In support of our local Skywarn and simply for fun, I maintain a weather station
with a 2 meter APRS connection using the Byonics WXTrak
(NØJY-4 on findu.com) as well as a display of the weather on this web page
(see Bentwater Weather link at top of page) so the current weather readings are always available
to interested parties in our area of Texas.
My XYL (KD5FCQ) and I live about 3 miles northeast of Granbury TX, which is
about 30 miles southwest of Fort Worth.
Please feel free to explore my station and antennas using the tabs at the top of