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Milt Jensen (N5IA)

My name is Andrew Milton Jensen, and I use a shortened version of my middle name, MILT, in everyday life and for my radio contacts. I am a native of the State of New Mexico, my great grand parents having settled in this area in the 1880s. My home and station location is in small farming community of Virden, Hidalgo County, NM, in the valley of the Gila River.

I was first licensed as a Novice in 1960, with the callsign KN5FPO. I upgraded to Conditional in 1961, and operated as K5FPO. In 1977, I selected N5IA for my station callsign.

I received my education in Electronics at the El Paso (Texas) School of Electronics and have held an FCC commercial license since 1961. I recently retired from working in the electric power distribution industry for 40 years. I have since taken up a 2nd career as Manager of Development and Deployment for a Broadband Wireless ISP.

I have been active in Amateur Radio all these years with the first 14 years exclusively in HF. From 1974 until the present I have also been very involved in designing, installing, and maintaining VHF and UHF mountaintop repeaters, remotely controlled base stations, and linking systems.

Currently my main HF activity is contesting, in particular on 160 Meters. I was the team leader for the Eastern Arizona Amateur Radio Society (K7EAR) Field Day operations (see www.eaars.com) for 11 years. The past three years I have led a county line expedition outing in the 7th District QSO Party.

I especially enjoy the challenge of constructing antenna systems, both transmit and recieve, that make my station competitive on Top Band. Operating in the Low Power (100 Watt) and QRP (5 Watt)categories I have been able to place in the top 10, world wide, in a few contests.

I have been priviledged to participate in three DX-peditions. In November of 1998 my wife, Rulene, and I were part of the XZ1N team in Yangon, Myanmar. In January 2000, I was an integral part of the XZ0A multi-national team to Thahtay Khun Island, Myanmar.

In February, 2008, I was one of the 13 team members of the world record setting DX-pediton to Ducie Island, VP6DX.

My wife's station callsign is KB5VTM. She and I have 7 children, of which six are married.  We are proud that they are all on their own working in the mining and construction industries, public education, public safety and law enforcement

Two of my sons are licensed with callsigns of KE7DVB and KE5TRT.  One son-in-law is licensed as KF7LIU.


N5IA - Antennas.pptx