Brainerd Area Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
Jim Shubert WØJDS
Special Projects Coordinator
Jim was born and raised in Southeast Nebraska
and graduated from Falls City High School in 1948.
He enlisted in the US Marine Corps shortly after graduation and during
his 21 years of service, participated in combat in both Korea and Viet Nam.
He was commissioned in 1955 and attained the rank of Major before his
retirement in 1969. He completed his college studies in 1963-64 while attending
the University of Omaha and earned a BS degree. His last duty assignment was
with the NROTC unit at the University of Minnesota where he served as Assistant
Professor Naval Science and Marine Officer Instructor for 3 years. His
wife Amy passed away in 2007. He has two grown children and 5
He earned his Real Estate Broker's License in
1971 and worked in the real estate field in the Twin Cities until he moved to
Nisswa in late 1977. Prior to his
"second" retirement in 1994, Jim worked in real estate, construction,
and the yellow page publishing business in the Brainerd area. He has been
associated with the Brainerd area Marine Corps League and worked with the local
Toys for Kids program since 1984.
His connection with Ham Radio began when Ken Magloughlin, KAØJSW, invited him to "ride along" for the Mid-Minnesota 150 Sled Dog Races, then the Bicycle Tour of the Lakes event, etc., etc. He obtained his Technician Class license, KCØANQ, in April 1997 following a BAARC sponsored training class. His first radio was a 2-meter mobile loaned to him by Ken. Jim has participated in most of the BAARC sponsored community and public service events and is a Sky Warn Trained Observer. He is currently licenses as a General and his call changed to WØJDS in June of 2003.
Jim's telephone number is 218-543-5041.
E-mail: jamyshu at uslink.net (replace the at with the familiar "@" sign.) This is to help prevent "munging" the e-mail address. In this way, e-mail harvesters can't recognize it as an e-mail address for later spamming.
Last edited 02/22/2009