My Dad, W5DQK SK 2007                        My Mom, W5DRI SK 1997

These photos were made around 1957. You can see the B&W 5100 AM transmitter and the Collins 75A-3 receiver. The mic is a D-104 still in use today with my Drake. In the background is a converted military surplus rig used for Army MARS but I don’t recall what it was called. The TV rotor box on top of the receiver was used to turn stacked 2 element mono banders on 20, 15 and 10 meters.

This is a picture of my station taken August 28, 2005, the day before Katrina struck and took down my antennas. I was lucky and had no equipment loss in the shack from the storm.

This shows my dual Drake TR-7 station in the shack at my former residence. This photo is from 2001. The top corner of the Harris RF-103A amp can just be seen on bottom left.


W4ARR  Station

ZL2AX   1957

Old Station Photos You Might Enjoy




Many of these photos come from my dad’s, W5DQK, and mom’s, W5DRI,  collection from the 50s and early 60s. I hope you find them interesting.

Dad, W5DQK late 1950s

Mom, W5DRI, early 1950s


Ham family: Dad W5DQK; Mom W5DRI; Sylvia W5DRI my XYL; Natalie W5DRI my daughter (sk); and AG5Z

Yes, all Yls had the same call.   








Brookhsven MS hams back in the late 50s at the home of Dr. Dan Williams on the right, my folks in the rear.

Dad used to talk to Peter, on the right in Antarctica almost every night it seems to relay love notes between Peter and his girlfriend in the UK. When he returned and they got married he sent us a piece of the wedding cake.


My shack from 2001