K5KBG, Ken from Stonewall, Louisiana is Associate Member 207

The Rare Ones of New Orleans wish to congratulate Ken – K5KBG on becoming Associate Member 207 with the Rare Ones of New Orleans. Ken resides in Stonewall, Louisiana and has a great station. He recently started amateur satellite communications and loves to scuba dive!

Congratulations again from the Rare Ones of New Orleans.

WD4ERM – Ken from Quitman, Ga. becomes the 205th Associate Rare Ones’ of New Orleans Member!

Ken, WD4ERM, is the 205th Associate Member of the Rare Ones’ of New Orleans. Ken was licensed in April of 1977 and a ARRL Life Member since 1979! He is also an avid CW Operator and loves chewing the rag with the Rare Ones’ in New Orleans. Take a look at his QRZ page and the fabulous work he has done on his Super Mini-Loop Antenna. When you’re not hearing Ken on the bands, you may find him trapping those pesky Possums in his yard.

Congratulations again from the “Rare Ones” of New Orleans!

73, Scott – W5PLT

Rare One’s of New Orleans participating in the Louisiana Purchase Special Event on April 27, 2020

On April 27, 2020, the Rare One’s of New Orleans will be participating in the Louisiana Purchase Special Event from 1900 to 2100 CST.

When checking in with the Rare One’s of New Orleans with Big John – N5DHB, also log a contact with W5L – Louisiana Purchase Special Event for the same time. It’s that easy!

If you want a QSL Card confirming your contact with W5L, please send a SASE with your card and one dollar ($1.00) to:

111 Eagle Lake Drive
West Monroe, LA 71291

For additional information on the Louisiana Purchase Special Event, please lookup the callsign W5L on www.qrz.com.

KB0MPV becomes Associate Member 194!

Congratulations are in order for Mike Callahan for becoming Associate Member 194 of the Rare Ones’ of New Orleans. Mike is from Rush City, MN and is an avid fisherman and hunter! Of course, living in Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Lakes is hard not to be an avid fisherman. We appreciate Mike’s support of the Rare Ones’ of New Orleans and welcome him as an Associate Member. One of these days, Mike will have to make is down to Louisiana, the Sportsman’s Paradise, for a little hunting and fishing – cajun style!

NZ0G – Garry Received a New Certificate

Best said in Garry’s own words: I received my first certificate in April 2017. Certificate #5. My first contact was with K5NQ on April 1, 2017. I check in with the “Rare Ones” as often as I can. There are only four of the original nine left. Thanks Big John, Frank, Louis and Capt. Scott for keeping the “Rare Ones” on the air. Thanks for my new certificate.


NZ0G Garry