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About NA5Q
Station Info.
Hollybeach, La

from Roland and Ronnie Guidry
and all the Grandchildren



Welcome to the NA5Q's  Web Site!

This web site is dedicated to my family and hobbies. Veronica "Ronnie" Landry married me on September 6, 1969. Our family has grown quite large in the last few years, with both of our children, Bart and Shelley, having married and as the result, several grandchildren. See the Photo Album link for a few of the family pictures. 

Ronnie retired in 2004 after 30 years in the elementary school teaching profession. I have been employed since February 1976 with a local banking institution and retired in May 2006.  We both love to travel - eating fine cuisines and experiencing different cultures, visiting friends, NASCAR races and movies.

We live in Rayne, Louisiana, a small friendly city community located on Interstate 10 approximately 18 miles west of Lafayette, Louisiana. We are located approximately 40 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico as the crow fly's. Rayne's population is approximately 10,000 and is the cleanest city for its size in the state of Louisiana. To its credit, it has won many Cleanest City Contest. The biggest event that occurs here annually is the Frog Festival in early September. Large crowds converge on the city to enjoy fine foods, music, dancing, handicrafts, frog jumping and the fair. If you happen to visit, be sure to view the many city Murals painted on commercial buildings depicting our Cajun Culture. The Chamber of Commerce can assist with tours. Click on www.rayne.org for more information.

We moved in April 2005 to a new home in Rayne, which grants us a more suitable residence for our retirement years, less living space and low maintenance. We assume that in our retirement years, we will want to travel more and not stay home to maintain a residence. We are thinking of buying a travel trailer to utilize in our travels throughout the USA.

I have many hobbies, but Amateur Radio holds my main interest. Having moved recently to a new QTH (residence), I have been able to expand my antenna system and improve my operating conditions considerable. View the About NA5Q link for more information.

I have many more hobbies, which include computer programming, fishing, hunting, traveling and gardening. In the early spring and fall, I spend plenty of time in the garden growing delicious and healthy vegetables. The harvest often exceeds our consumption, so we enjoy giving fresh vegetables to our neighbors, friends and family.

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This page was last updated on 12/10/16.