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Amateur Radio Station N5VL
Jim started his "ham" radio career as a novice class operator in 1962 with the call letters WN5HNZ when he was 13 years-old. Moving on to other intrests he let his license lapse and was relicensed as a technician class with the call N5AXZ and immediately upgraded to "Advanced." In 2007, Jim moved up to the top class "Amateur Extra" and obtained the call N5VL. Jim also holds a commercial FCC license and has been in broadcasting, as a DJ, general manager, chief radio engineer and Television design engineer since 1965.
"I had piddled with CB radio when i was 11 and got the bug. Radio has been my hobby and profession ever since." Being raised in the fire house in Nacogdoches, Jim has always been interested in emergency communications. He joined the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service in the mid 80's and has been the Texas RACES District 31 Radio Officer for 20 years.

Amateur Radio Station K5RWW
Rachel became interested in "ham" radio after she and Jim were married and soon passed her Technican-Plus exam. She was licensed as KB5BDU. In 2007 Rachel upgraded to General class and obtained the call letters K5RWW. Rachel too is involved in emergency communications as the Texas RACES Alternate District Radio Officer for the Coastal Bend.
In case of a disaster, she and Jim man the radios for the Corpus Christi District Disaster Committee at the Department of Public Safety Emergency Operating Center.

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