WF5J - Mahlon G. 'Jay' Justice WF5J

Mahlon G. 'Jay' Justice
Plano, TX

QCWA # 38839
First Call: KN3DHL issued in 1958       Other Call(s): N3AAG AD5XU

Mahlon (Jay) Justice started in ham radio in 1958 with novice call KN3DHL in Bellefonte, Pa. My dad K3CVS (sk) was a communications officer during WWII and his continued interest in radio got me involved at the age of 13. Years later my electronics experience led me to a 4 year stint in the US Navy as an electronics' technician during the Vietnam Era. After the military, I attended college and graduate school majoring in physics and geophysics. Around 1978, while still in graduate school, I rejoined the amateur radio ranks as a technician class licensee, N3AAG. I completed my PhD studies in geophysics at Penn State University in 1982 and moved to Plano Texas where I was a research scientist in the oil industry. Around that time I upgraded my N3AAG call to general class. Then in 1991 I retired from the oil industry and began a second career as a college physics professor at Eastfield College in Mesquite Texas. In 2007 I upgraded again to amateur extra class and received my Texas call, AD5XU. In January 2014 I retired from teaching and now have more time to devote to ham radio. Lastly, in November 2017, I was granted a vanity call WF5J, which I think stands for Wiley Fox 5 Jay but I don't think my wife agrees.

My station consists of an ICOM IC-7600 transceiver, Ameritron AL-811 amplifier, LDG AT-200Pro Autotuner, and a G5RV dipole antenna.

December 24, 2022