week we spotlight Frank Barnes, WA5FB. Frank, who holds an
Amateur Extra Class license, was first licensed in 1966 as
WA5GDF. He joined ARMS as an associate member in 2007.
WA5FB station consists of an Icom IC-718 transceiver and an
inverted vee antenna for HF. For VHF Frank uses an Icom
IC-229H transceiver with a ground plane antenna. His main
interests are CW, checking into nets and handling traffic.
spent twenty-four years in the United States Air Force as a
radio intercept operator. He then worked as a special
education teacher for twenty more years.
has been a member of Bay Vista Baptist Church in Biloxi,
Mississippi, since 1966. He was ordained a deacon in 1969
and has served as minister of music. He still assists as an
interim music director for smaller churches. He is also
active in judging Bible drills for the Mississippi State
1952 Frank married Elsie, whom he describes as
"patient". They have two daughters and a son, 53,
48, and 41 years old respectively. They also have four
in Christian Amateur Radio nets is a blessing to Frank. In
addition to the ARMS Christian Fellowship Net, he enjoys the
Mississippi Baptist Fellowship Net at 2 p.m. Sundays on
favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:28: "And we know that
all things work together for good to them that love God, to
them who are the called according to his purpose."
to ARMS, Frank.
POSTED ON 04-AUGUST-2007 ]