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K5TYP--Keesler AFB, Biloxi MS

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Clubs' started by N3AWS, Jun 29, 2019.

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  1. KQ4MM

    KQ4MM XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    It sounds familiar .. I worked over in the CBPO and used to spend my lunch break operating the station
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  2. K5OP

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    Earnie W5OXA just became a SK a week ago. I think his funeral is this week. I remember N5OTI Merryl, he took a test the same day my mom went to take her Technician test. And I remember Steve NT0J too.
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  3. K5OP

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    I remember Phil. That's sad to hear.
  4. K5OP

    K5OP Ham Member QRZ Page

    I joined K5TYP in 1987, took the Novice Classes went through the CW training. Got my Novice ticket in April 1988, became a full member of K5TYP. Studied for my Technician, and while I was doing that, I convinced my Mom and Dad to get their license too. My Mom joined the same Novice class being tought that I just had completed and she got her Novice license too. My dad who was once a General Class back in the 70's just refreshed and took the Novice and Tech, and General class in one sitting. I can remember Merryl taking either his tech or his general class the same day my Mom took her Tech. My dad is N5MSJ, and my Mom is N5PHA. My Dad and I attended every meeting for the next few years. We helped move from Building 1919 next door to the old Correctional Custody building 1918. And then eventually to the dorms in the Triangle above OSI. My dad retired and I moved on with my life and lost touch with the club. My callsign back then was KB5FSV. I have many fond memories, helping out during special olympics, field day, the many contests from the ICOM IC-745 we had.

    I've been in and out of the hobby for the past 15 years. The last time I did anything HF wise was in 2009, and then work and getting married took over. This year I got back into field day and had a ball. Now that I work on Keesler I have a chance to try to rekindle the fire and help bring K5TYP back to life. BTW I was the webmaster for K5TYP.ORG and I have all of the HTML files still in tact. I intend to register the domain name and put the site back up again. In conjunction with this thread, and the site maybe we can put it's precence back on the internet again.
  5. N3AWS

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    According to QRZ.COM,
    K5KMU [​IMG] USA

    2229 Taylor BLVD
    GULFPORT, MS 39507-2748

    manages the QRZ listing for K5TYP, although it was last revised in 2002. Anyone know him?
  6. K5OP

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    Picture of Phil Huntsburger operating CW, Field Day 1997 (K5TYP)

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  7. K5OP

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    here's an old archived article about the club.

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  8. W5UAA

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    Wow! I remember teaching a novice class or two in building 1919 in the mid 1980s. If that's where you took your novice class, you may have been one of my students! BTW, I just taught another morse code class here in east Texas a few months ago. Thirteen folks showed up on day one. On day 12, three folks were copying 5 WPM! I was TDY to Keesler in 1998. I remember visiting the club in the triangle above OSI. That was the building used for the dorm I was in when I was going through 305x1 school for 27 weeks! Same brass door knobs! Same green tile hallways! Same doors with 2 inch gaps on the floor! The K5TYP club was just down the hall from the room I stayed in as a ZERO-striper and a One-striper! Ha ha! They must have been demolished by now.
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  9. N3AWS

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    That''s terrible about W5OXA, but he was never one to take care of his health as I remember.

    When was that article about MSgt Don Martin written? Don lived very close to me in Ocean Springs and I knew him well. He worked in one of the Casinos in Biloxi. Phil of course I knew.

    Anyone remember TSgt Jim O'Hern or Jose Rodriguez?


  10. N3AWS

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    Was this the year that they used the delta loop at the Marina and placed really high nationally in the FD standings? Phil was one sharp CW op!

    73, Jim N3AWS

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