week we turn the spotlight on longtime ARMS member
Dave Shortess, W7PTL. Dave joined ARMS back in 1972
and has been an active member through the years.
From 1993 to 2005 he served as the Monday NCS for
the 20-meter ARMS net and also was editor of the Beam,
the offical newsletter of ARMS and an outstanding
publication, for the same period of time.
was first licensed in 1958 as K3EDR and currently
holds an Advanced Class license. Other call signs he
has held through the years include W5PQL, JY9DS
(Jordan) and of course W7PTL. He has earned the ARRL
Worked All States award and enjoys building and
ragchewing on the air. He especially enjoys
experimenting with low-cost (PVC) antennas for 20,
17 and 15 meters.
W7PTL station includes a Yaesu FT-920 HF
transceiver, an Ameritron ALS-600 amp, a Mosley
PRO-57A five-band beam, a Yaesu FT-2800 2-meter rig,
a Ringo Ranger 2-meter antenna, and combined
inverted V's for 40, 80 and 160 meters.
is a retired college biology professor and was at
New Mexico Tech, in Socorro, New Mexico, for 25
years. He spent one year lecturing at the Jordan
University in Amman in 1976-77. He hastens to add
that hamming from Amman was quite interesting.
That's probably quite an understatement.
and his wife, Wealthy, have been married for
fifty-six years and have four grown children. None
of their children are hams.
3:5-6 are cited as Dave's favorite Bible verses.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean
not on your own understanding; in all your ways
acknowledge him, and he will make your paths
adds the following words for us. "I have
enjoyed the many great friends I have met through
ARMS and look forward to continued activity with the
Dave, for all you've contributed to ARMS through the
POSTED ON 19-FEB-2006; 03-MAR-2007 ]