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JAKE MCCLAIN DRIVER MEMORIAL AMATEUR RAD

JAKE MCCLAIN DRIVER MEMORIAL AMATEUR RAD

Contact Information

Club Name:
JAKE MCCLAIN DRIVER MEMORIAL AMATEUR RAD
Call Sign:
KC5WXA
Contact:
Mickey A. Driver AK5Q
Daytime Phone:
(713) 569-0026
Evening Phone:
(713) 569-0026
Email:
kc5wxa@gmail.com

Basic Information

Call Sign:
KC5WXA
Annual Report:
Apr 24th 2018
Meeting Time:
First Monday of each month at 6 PM
Meeting Place:
7010 Lawler Ridge, Houston, TX 77055
Section:
STX
Affiliation Date:
Mar 24th 2012
Specialties:
DX, General Interest
Services Offered:
Entry-Level License Classes, Mentor
Description:
Home QTH: 7010 Lawler Ridge, Houston, Texas 77055 USA - Harris County - Maidenhead Grid Square EL29gt Club Information: The Jake McClain Driver Memorial Amateur Radio Club KC5WXA was founded February 1, 2010. The goals of the Club are to memorialize Jake’s amateur radio interests and enthusiasm, and to honor him by promoting amateur radio to the general public as a hobby and emergency communications resource. The club has members in Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Ohio. Jake, KC5WXA, was an avid General Class amateur radio operator in Houston, Texas. At the time of his death at age 26 in May 2009 he was studying for an Extra Class license. The club accomplishes its goals by Mentoring New Amateur Radio Operators, Participating in Amateur Radio Contests, Promoting Amateur Radio Through Public Relations, and Other Activities that Promote Amateur Radio. We are proud to be an Affiliated Club of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). Jake McClain Driver KC5WXA: Jake was first licensed in November 1996 at age 13 when he received his Technician Class license. He immediately got a Yaesu FT-50 VHF/UHF handy talkie and was on the air. Over the years he acquired a Yaesu VX-5 VHF/UHF handy talkie and Icom 207 VHF/UHF mobile rig. He got a Yaesu FT-857 HF/VHF/UHF rig when he received his General class license in July 2007. He had vertical, ground plane and dipole antennas. One of his favorite pieces of equipment was a Vectronics 20 meter CW QRP transceiver which he built himself. Jake liked to "hang out" on the 146.92 repeater in Houston, Texas and would often be heard having QSOs on the Salt Grass linked system. He also enjoyed the short wave ham bands and maintained a meticulous log. He was a member of the ARRL, AMSAT and the Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club. Club Activities: One purpose of the club is to mentor people who would like to get an amateur radio license. If you are interested in one-on-one mentoring to get an amateur license, please contact us. Members of our club chase DX and participate in most ARRL and CQ HF DX contests. The club has received the ARRL DXCC Mixed and CW Awards. KC5WXA ARRL Annual Scholarship: The club, through the ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program, provides a $1000 scholarship each year to a graduating high school senior who is a licensed amateur radio operator. The winners, chosen by the ARRL, are: Dale Gilbert, KK4GQK, Collierville, Tennessee, 2013 Nickolas D. Kelley, KK4OMQ, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2014 Andrew Donesky, N1AJD, Cleveland, Tennessee, 2015 ​Jacob Z. Eshleman, W4JZE, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, 2016 George E. Core, III, KF5ZCL, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 2017 DXpedition Support: The club has donated over $3600 to these DX-peditons: FT4TA Tromelin Island Oct 30-Nov 10, 2014 TX3X Chesterfield Island Oct 2-12, 2015 VK0EK Heard Island Mar 23-Apr 10, 2016 EP2A Iran Apr 15-25, 2016 H40GC Temotu Province Oct 4-17, 2016 XU7MDC Cambodia Nov 4-13, 2016 TL8AO Central African Republic Nov 10-22, 2016 S21ZED S21ZEE Bangladesh Mar 15-27, 2017 H40GC Temotu Province Sep 30-Oct 17, 2017 3C1L 3C0L Equatorial Guinea and Annabon Island Oct 9-22, 2017 3Y0Z Bouvet Early 2018 3C3W 3C0W Feb 28-Mar 27, 2018 KH1 Baker Island June 2018 VP6D Ducie Island Oct 20-Nov 3, 2018 For additional information about our club please contact us at KC5WXA@gmail.com. Thank you for reading about our club and 73.
Links:
http://www.qrz.com/db/kc5wxa

Club Statistics

Club Members:
12
Voting Members:
12
Voting Licensed Amateur Members:
12
Voting ARRL Members:
10

JAKE MCCLAIN DRIVER MEMORIAL AMATEUR RAD Officers

  • Mickey A. Driver AK5Q

    Contact

    Mickey A. Driver AK5Q

  • Deborah A. Driver KD5EFM

    President

    Deborah A. Driver KD5EFM

  • Mary Boyles KF5IWK

    Secretary

    Mary Boyles KF5IWK

  • James C. Boyles KF5IWJ

    Vice President

    James C. Boyles KF5IWJ