Operating Dashboard



I'm James Branum, KG5JST.

You can find out more about me on my blog To QSL, please use or LOTW. I enjoy receiving paper QSL cards but I'm sometimes slow at responding to them so if you want a fast response, please use QRZ or LOTW.

As of 2021, I mostly operate via the FT8, FT4, JS8Call and WSPR modes, as well as as FM Voice (for our local repeaters and occasional simplex). I rarely do SSB phone and other digital modes on HF bands, but when I do, it is often through remotes to overcome the challenges of QRP. I also do some radio stuff by bicycle, but have yet to find the perfect HF antenna to use while rolling, so I more often use my bike to get to an interesting place to operate field-day style.

I'm also an avid Shortwave radio listener (I sometimes blog about this at and in the past have broadcast programs on Shortwave and Mediumwave via purchased air time from WRMI (Okeechobee, FL, USA), WBCQ (Monticello, Maine, USA), WINB (Red Lion, PA, USA), Channel 292 (Rohrbach, Bavaria, Germany) and Unique Radio 3210 (Halls Creeks/Tamsworth, NSW, Australia), as well as on local day-time AM/medium wave station KTLR 890 AM in Oklahoma City. I also have at times broadcast to my home and a few neighbors via part 15 AM and FM.

I have also had the opportunity to visit my friends in the correspondence department at Radio Havana Cuba. I highly recommend making this a stop for any shortwave radio enthusiasts if they get to visit Havana.

When not traveling, I'm located in the Montague-Sonador neighorhood of far Northwest Oklahoma City, aka Deer Creek (locator EM15ep) in Oklahoma County.

Bio (non-radio)


Since I do a lot of portable/field-day style operations (mostly digital), I use several callsign suffixes, etc to enable more efficient and accurate logging, especially for folks who are gridchasing, etc.



List of countries/states/etc that I have worked

This checklist was last updated on February 7, 2022. Non-confirmed contacts are marked with *. This list includes all contacts made from my home QTH, but does not include contacts made while traveling.