ARMS Spotlight this week falls on Boyce Guffey, K5VSP.
Boyce, an Amateur Extra Class licensee, joined ARMS in 2001 and
today serves as NCS for the Friday 20-meter ARMS net.
K5VSP station includes a Ten Tec Jupiter, a Kenwood TS-570, a
Kenwood TS-530, and Kenwood and Yaesu 2m/440 dual banders. For a
little extra umph, Boyce uses the Ameritron 811 and 811H
amplifiers. Antennas include a Cushcraft A3S tribander, a
Carolina Windom, an 80-meter Bazooka, a Hy-Gain vertical, and a
beam for two meters. Besides the ARMS nets, Boyce enjoys
checking in with the Razerback Net, checking in with his local
Ham Radio club (The Lawrence County Amateur Radio Club) and
was first licensed in 1996 when his son, fellow ARMS member
Kendall, K5DJU, challenged him to get his license. Eldo, W5ADT,
introduced him to the ARMS net, and shortly thereafter Boyce
became the Friday net control for the 20-meter net.
Boyce ran a TV/radio shop for many years until retirement. He's
been serving the Lord since 1961 and is greatly involved in his
local church. Over the years he's developed quite and interest
in music, especially old-time Gospel. He plays the guitar, the
keyboard, and the fiddle. Boyce and his sister, Janice, go to
nursing homes during the week, play music, and hold services. He
says the residents always enjoy seeing them.
has been married to Thelma Lou for 47 years now. They have one
daughter, Denise, of Scurry, Texas, and one son, Kendall, of
Imperial Beach, California. They have also been blessed with
three grandchildren: Elisabeth, Aaron, and Madison.
118:24 is cited by Boyce as his favorite Scripture: "This
is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in
leaves us with the following words. "Over the years I have
thoroughly enjoy serving the Lord daily and talking to all the
great folks on the ARMS net. I've never met a greater group of
people. I have found out as I get older that my get up and go,
goes a lot faster than it used to. I will keep serving the Lord
and doing His will as long as He allows me to do so."
POSTED ON 29-APR-2006; 08-DEC-2007 ]