Member Spotlight – WD5DCZ


I had been interested in ham radio since I started talking to Jim when he was stationed in Alaska.  We soon met by mail. I worked in an office with Jim’s sister-in-law:  he was on active duty in the Navy.  We soon started making phone patches and a bit later talking direct from a friend’s house in Austin.  We wrote and connected via radio for about a year before we met in person.

After having 3 kids and being pregnant with the fourth, I started taking classes.  I was attending college and saw a notice that classes taught by the Plano Amateur Radio Klub (PARK) were starting, so I signed up unbeknownst to Jim.  I took my novice test and got my license as WD5DCZ in1977 just before having our last child.

I have chased transmitters, talked on 2 meters and sideband, but my favorite activity was contesting.  It was a lot of fun and I got to “meet” lots of great people.  I love getting QSL cards.  I lack about five states having my WAS.

I don’t get on the air much anymore because I spend most of my time sewing.  Jim does call me into the shack once in a while to make a contact.  I have lost my fist altogether.  I am sad about that.  I really liked Morse when I was doing it.

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