Paul L. McCord Sr., W5QO
First licensed in January of 1961, with a Novice call sign of KN5GLH while serving active duty in the U. S. Air Force at Holloman AFB Base, New Mexico. In July of 1961, I upgraded to a Conditional Class license.
After being honorably discharged from the U. S. Air Force in June of 1962, I returned to my home state of Oklahoma. I kept the call sign of K5GLH. In 1979, I upgraded to an Advanced Class License at the FCC Field Office in Dallas, Texas. In 1982, I upgraded my license to an Extra Class License at the FCC field office in Dallas, Texas on December 23, 1982.
In April of 1983, I changed my 1×3 Call Sign of K5GLH to the 2×1 Amateur call sign of NF5L.
I have lived at my current address for 46 years. Retired from Civil Service of 30 Years in the field of electronics from Tinker Air Force Base on November 28, 1990. Obtained a new Vanity Call sign of W5QO in May of 1997.
Formerly was a volunteer examiner for 2 VEC’S (Volunteer Examiner Coordinators),formerly for W5YI and ARRL VEC’S.
Holder of a Commercial Radio Telephone First Class License which later was changed to a Lifetime General Radiotelephone license.
A 1970 Graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Electronics Technical School of Electronics, located in Cleveland, Ohio and holding a diploma in Broadcast Engineering. Obtained an Associate of Arts Degree from ROSE STATE COLLEGE graduating in May of 1975.
Was formerly, the Chief Engineer of KYIS-FM in Oklahoma City and resigned for retirement in 1992. Also previously served in other Engineering capacities at the following radio stations: KOMA, KNOR, and formerly KEBC-FM at earlier dates.
Interests: Ham Radio, Computers, Photography, Metal Detectors, and Coin collecting.