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 ]