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wa5tef
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Birthday:
Nov 16, 1944 (Age: 73)
Location:
Saltillo, Mississippi
Occupation:
Retired from military and retail finance.

wa5tef

Male, 73, from Saltillo, Mississippi

wa5tef was last seen:
Feb 21, 2018 at 4:39 PM
    1. steve ford
      steve ford
      Greetings, I saw your response to a person having problems flying in restricted air space. Is there a possibility that if I switched from the DJI software to Litchi that I would be able to fly in areas that I am not able to fly now?
    2. tevek
      tevek
      I've been following your comments regarding the shift from the go app to using Litchi exclusively. Following a number of NFZ pop ups, wind warnings and IMU cal issues, I flew today using Litchi FPV. Same areas I have flown in the past and absolutely no issues with my flight, no warnings, no NFZ pop ups, nothing at all. Looks like I'll be using Litchi now on until DJI sort out their app. Cheers.
    3. Builder2961
      Builder2961
      Good to see a fellow Ham enjoying this hobby as well. Best regards, Vin KD1GA
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Nov 16, 1944 (Age: 73)
    Location:
    Saltillo, Mississippi
    Occupation:
    Retired from military and retail finance.
    I have been retired from finance for 10 years. From the Mississippi Army National Guard for 22 years, after 24 years of service in armor. I formed my own wireless internet business after there was no service in our rural area. I receive the feed on 5.8 GHz and transmit it out on 2.4 GHz. I service about 30 customers who would otherwise not have internet. I started drone flying in November of 2016. I had heard several discussions about the Phantom on the ham bands and got interested in DJI and ordered one from Amazon for $1088 with free shipping. I also bought a DJI battery for about $115 and built my own sunshade out of tape and black construction paper. I fly mostly around my neighborhood which has 18 houses, several lakes and lots of trees. I have a 110 foot ham radio/internet tower so I have my RTH set to 35 meters to clear everything. The photography aspect of drone flying is beginning to really interest me. My son flies a Mavic and is also a ham radio operator, KE5HJO, and is also a part time professional photographer. He has already started making shots and videos for his business.
    Thanks for reading, Jim-WA5TEF

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    Thanks,
    Jim
    WA5TEF