spotlight this week is on ARMS member Kendall Guffey,
K5DJU, from Imperial Beach, California, in San Diego County.
was licensed in 1996 as KF6DJU and holds an Amateur Extra
Class license. He says he wanted to sneak in and get his ham
license before his dad, Boyce (K5VSP), who is the Friday net
control station on the 20-meter ARMS net. A couple of months
after he received his Technician license, he sent all his
study books to his dad, who was then licensed as KC5VSP. It
turned out Boyce was in a bigger hurry than Kendall was. He
studied his code and became a General before Kendall knew
what was going on! Both are now Extra Class licensees and
talk daily on the air. Both joined ARMS in 2006.
K5DJU VHF station consists of an Icom IC-V8000 2-meter FM
transceiver with an Astron SS-30M power supply. For HF there
is an Icom IC-756PRO II and a Kenwood TS-530SP. For power,
there is an Icom PW-1 amplifer and an Ameritron AL-811
amplifier. Accessories include a Bencher iambic paddle, an
Icom SM-20 microphone, and a MFJ-962D Versa Tuner III.
Kendall's antennas include a Hy-Gain vertical, a Cushcraft
MA5B beam, and a 40-meter double bazooka. A Yaesu G-800SA
rotates the beam. With this fine station he enjoys working
CW, special event stations, and QSO parties.
is in the United States Navy and has been active for
over twenty years. He hopes to retire in a couple of
years. He is currently stationed aboard the USS
Dubuque(LPD-8). Previous ships were the USS
MIDWAY(CV-41), the USS O'BRIEN(DD975), the USS
PELELIU(LHA-5), and the USS MCKEE(AS-41) with a couple
of shore tours in between.
has a daughter named Elisabeth. His parents are Boyce
and Thelma Guffey of Cash, Arkansas. Kendall is
thankful for the Christian home he grew up in and
always enjoyed going to church and playing the guitar
with his dad.
8:12 is Kendall's favorite Bible verse, where Jesus
said, "I am the light of the world." Check
out his Amateur Radio Web site at www.qsl.net/k5dju.
POSTED ON 11-APR-2006, 07-11-2007 ]
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