Dave has been around amateur radio his entire life. He became a ham around 1974-1975 at the age of 13 as WN5NWZ, running CW on a homebrew crystal controlled 40 meter transmitter and a BC-453 receiver. Dave says that he is probably a 99% CW operator using a variety of straight keys, vibroplex bugs, and iambic paddles. (Click on either photo to the left)
Sandor, a Ham since 1999, called his first net, a weekly simplex net the second week he was licensed and never looked back. He has been an NCS for many different nets, including Statewide ARES HF nets, W4SNN and the WWD net, as well as EMCOM nets on VHF and HF. He has been active in the SKYWARN program, ARES, and was previously the Program Director in the JR. ARES Program. Sandor is currently the AEC for the Kaufman County ARES group. Sandor can also be heard each Sunday as the Net Control for SOUTHCARS on 7251khz. Sandor is known to be one of our most relaxed, calmest, quietest, none opinionated net controls. (Or is he?)
KC4LRR, RJ, (Robert Jansen) lives in Franklin, TN. He first checked into the Texas Traffic Net on May 3, 2016. He got started in radio as a SWLer after building an Allied Star Roamer when he was a kid. He was a Radioman in the US Navy 1972-1976. RJ obtained his Novice ticket in 1989, Technician and General in 1990 and Amateur Extra in 2020. He enjoys DX and SOTA/POTA chasing, SSB, RTTY, Portable Ops, building wire antennas, kit building and helping new hams. Now retired he lives with his wife Cindy (KN4KTF), the mutt dogs Jake and Elwood, and two cats.
Roger - W5RWP
Roger, W5RWP (Former KD5OTH), was your Net Manager for 10 years, 2008-2018. Roger has been an amateur radio operator since 2001 and has held a general class ticket since 2003, having been doing nets for almost as long as he has been a ham. Roger has been a net control on this net as well as other nets since about 2005. This net is most appreciative for Roger's service to us. Roger is a member of ARRL and ARES.
Below are your Net Controls-Click on Photo to Enlarge -- SPECIAL NOTE: WE USE 3877khz AS OUR ALTERNATE NIGHT FREQUENCY