|Alan Clark, N5PA|
***Notice*** I request a SASE for all WAS/VUCC card requests! I receive a lot of cards every day. DX cards are ok direct with a SASE, via the bureau, or I am 100% on LOTW!
I enjoy contesting and DXing. I have operated from several DXCC entities and enjoy going on DXPeditions. If you want to check to see if you are in my station log or contest logs, then click on the "Ham Radio" menu option and enter your callsign under "N5PA Log Inquiry".
I have been a ham most of my life and I am a Life Member of the ARRL. I moved to Jones County from Edmond, Oklahoma in November 1999. I moved to my current QTH just outside Ellisville, MS in April 2007, but I was basically off the air from March 11, 2007 until August 29, 2013, with a few in between. I started over on my DXCC and other awards after getting back on the air in January of 2000. I now have 319 current countries confirmed, 322 total countries confirmed, and 1,602 DXCC Challenge countries and I have my 5-Band DXCC. I have DXCC on 80 through 10 meters and I am mainly working on 160 and 6 meters now. I have my WAS and my VUCC. I live in the Northwest corner of Grid Square EM51jo.
We also have a farm in Southwest Mississippi that is 8 miles North of Meadville, MS in Franklin County. I have a small station set up there and will continue to work to improve it. Most of my operations since August 29, 2013 have been from our farm. It is in the Soutehwest corner of Grid Square EM41no.
I have three main hobbies, Astronomy, Ham Radio, and Weather. I enjoy all facets of astronomy and have learned a great deal from my fellow observers. Whether deep sky objects, binaries, or planets, I always am amazed by the view.
My interests in Ham Radio are mainly Contesting and DXing. My favorite modes are CW and RTTY. I have been on DXpeditions and Contest DXpeditions and feel that contesting makes a better operator, especially during emergency operations.
I have a Davis Vantage Pro 2 Wireless Weather Station and have a lot of fun integrating the weather station with the web page.
Hope to work you on the bands! Good DX! Good Seeing! Clear Skies!