Jim and his wife, Suzanne, live and work in College Station,
Texas, which is home to Texas A&M University (aka, “Aggieland”).
Jim retired from the Navy as a commander in 2006 after serving
in the surface warfare and intelligence communities for 20
years. Jim currently works at Texas A&M University’s
International Ocean Discovery Program, which is responsible for
overseeing the science operations of the drilling vessel
JOIDES Resolution. The drillship travels throughout the
oceans sampling sediments and rocks beneath the seafloor. The
scientific samples and data are used to study Earth’s past
history, including plate tectonics, ocean currents, climate
changes, evolutionary characteristics and extinctions of marine
life, and mineral deposits. In addition to amateur radio, Jim
enjoys traveling, cooking, photography, riding on his
motorcycle, relaxing on the back porch, and spending time with
family and friends.
has been a Ham since 1964. His Dad was a big factor in obtaining
ticket. Shortly after that he upgraded and passed his General
and Advanced class ticket at the FCC office in Seattle, Wa.
Being a truck driver of 16 years he traveled all over the world
and did alot of mobile work. Along with his interest in Ham
Radio he also has a passion for computers. Meeting people all
over the world in his interests took him to Australia for 4 1/2
years to live and see what it was like to operate a station from
VK land. Things have slowed down a little bit now in his older
years. But he runs a remote on HF bands from Wooster, Oh. It
keeps him in touch with all his friends all over the world that
he met thanks to Ham Radio. The best hobby on the planet. A big
thanks to Marconi, and Tesla, and all the figures that played a
big part for me to be able to enjoy the number 1 hobby in the
world. Ham Radio!! Don't forget to stop by on the WA7UIB remote,
and he will have more war stories to share with you!!!
Dick is retired from the phone
company. He was originally licensed in 1975 as WN1SSX, WA1SSX
and AB1A in 1978. He was off for a while (2005-2013) but
became active again on HF Apr. 2013. He has two adult
children. His wife is also a ham, N1GTJ. When he got back into
Ham Radio, his first radio was a used IC-718. He put up
three G5RV's dipoles at 50 to 70 ft. He upgraded to an ICOM
IC-7410 and an amp/antenna tuner. He know uses an IC-7700 which
is the best radio he have ever owned. He also just put up a
5 element beam for six meters. This is the first time he has
ever been on 6m and worked 53 stations in EU and 7 new countries
in the last years
He wants to thank his uncle Dick W1ZSV
(silent key) for getting him interested in ham radio.
In the late 70's and thru 2001 he had two
120 ft. towers one with TH6DXX and sloping phased dipoles using
the guy lines for 80M. The second tower had 2 element 40M beam
and tower was 1/4 wave vertical on 160 with 120, 120 ft.
radials. He also had an 800 foot beverage for receiving. Of
course a KW and many different radios from HW-101 to Kenwood
latest radio for 1990's.
After nearly 33 years of ham radio he
decided it was time to get a new call, K2KA. Granted on 26 April
2016. Thanks to the FCC for picking his application out of many
Dxpeditions to KP2, KL7, KH6.
Mark lives in the small rural town of Cummington, MA with his
wife Diane. He retired in 2013 from a large government
contractor where he worked as a systems and logistics engineer.
Mark was originally licensed in the late 80s as KC4PPK, and
earned his extra ticket in early 90s. He was off the air since
the late 90s but came back on in August of 2016. Mark enjoys
hiking, birding, playing guitar, emergency communications and
DX. He is an overnight caretaker volunteer at shelters on the
Appalachian Trail in MA. He received DXCC in 1991 and is
currently trying to expand his country list. Mark lived in
Okinawa Japan (IOTA: AS-017) from 1993 to 1999 where he worked
Mark served in the Navy and retired as an FTCS(SS) in 1998.
Ships include SSBN 625, SSBN 633, SSBN 623, & AS-32. He holds an
MS degree from Michigan State University.
KG0YL-NANCY AND GLEN'S TRIP TO
AUSTRIA, HUNGARY AND GERMANY
JIM-WB2REM VISITS CUBA
(L-R) ZORRO-JH1AJT, Eeee-KE5EE'S XYL, HANK-W0CZE AND SHARON,
PHOTO TAKEN IN HONOLULU, HAWAII
This photo was taken in Honolulu of Eeee, Zorro-JH1AJT,
Hank- W0CZE & his wife Sharon at dinner at a great Restaurant
overlooking the Pacific Ocean. While having dinner they
watched the weekly fireworks display from Waikiki beach.
THE BEST OF 7163 "HALL OF FAME"
T42US JOINT CUBAN/USA DX
7163 Group Members (L-R Gordon-WB0TKL,
Jim-WB2REM, Mark-WC3W, Mr. Rodriguez-CO2RP (FRC President),
Bob-CM2KL and Nancy-K9DIG
GROUP MEN/WOMAN IN BLACK
TAKE ON THE ALIENS AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS -- ORLANDO, FL
(L-R TOP STEVE-W4SJT, GORDON-WB0TKL, DON-N7BD)
(L-R) BOTTOM NANCY-K9DIG, JODY-W4SLD, JIM-WB2REM)