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Skip Cameron W5GAI
W5GAI QSL Card

Skip has been an avid DXer from the beginning. He has worked all current DXCC entities except 7O. Skip has operated from QTHs in Louisiana, Indiana, Oklahoma, California, and Texas. W5GAI's current QTH is a small hilltop city lot in northwest Austin, Texas. Skip's station is an Icom IC-775DSP (200 watts barefoot,) an Icom IC-706MkIIG for mobile and VHF/UHF, a W9INN HPD-3-30 inverted vee for 1.8 - 10 MHz, a Tennadyne T-10 ten-element log periodic at 68 ft. for 14 - 30 MHz, a KMA5054 five-element log periodic at 75 ft. for 50 MHz and 144 MHz, and a mast-top vertical for 50 MHz, 144 MHz, and 440 MHz.

Skip Cameron W5GAI was first licensed in 1954, at age 14. Skip lived in Shreveport, Louisiana, and got a Novice class license with the callsign WN5GAI. His first QSO was on July 31, 1954 with a Heathkit 60 watt crystal-controlled CW transmitter and a National NC-54 receiver, using a 50 ft. long random wire antenna about 20 feet up, stretched from one corner of the house to the garage.

W5GAI Towers

Skip made his first DXpedition in October 2008, on the P29NI team activating OC-181 and OC-041. They made over 10,000 QSOs, over 1,000 of them on 160 meters and the first-ever 6 meter and 2 meter EME QSOs.

W5GAI Parrot
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