QRZ.COM
ad: L-HROutlet
ad: l-assoc
ad: l-innov
ad: L-rfparts
ad: l-rl
ad: l-Waters
ad: L-Geochron
ad: l-gcopper
ad: l-sarc
AF7S USA flag USA

Login is required for additional detail.

QSL: DIRECT, BUREAU OR LOTW

Email: Login required to view

Ham Member Lookups: 6803

 
 
 
 
 

Hey, just for the record, although my name shows above as Charles, I go by my middle name, Fred.


DXING

I adhere and heartily endorse the DX CODE OF CONDUCT . Wish everyone did; it would make our hobby so much more enjoyable! If you haven't read it, click on the link and do so.

Traffic Cops - you're worse than those who are calling on the DX frequency. Stick to your own knittin'. Oh, and four letter words, and insults have no place in this hobby. If that's your style, go back to CB

If you're trying for a DX station in a pileup, the first rule is LISTEN. Too many are so busy transmitting they'd never hear if the DX station came back to them. If he came back the the "W7Z" station, and you're a K9Q, why in the world do you think he'd actually respond to you just because you're calling when he's trying to hear someone else. Do you talk over others when you have a conversation in person?

Believe it or not, by using good operating practices, you'll probably work MORE DX and the DXpeditions will work more of us. It's a simple concept.

Above all, remember -THIS IS A HOBBY!!!!! You won't die if you don't work the DX station this very minute. Keep it in perspective.

I'm just a little peanut whistle, currently running a Kenwood TS-590 (fabulous radio) at100 watts and an OCF dipole.  But even with this modest little station, I'm currently sitting at 319 countries worked and 309 confirmed.  Also have 5BWAS, and working on finishing 5BDXCC ( just need 80 meters)

I still like good old fashioned paper QSL cards, but everything is uploaded to LOTW. I also frequently upload to EQSL, and I'm AG, but don't yet actively puruse any of their awards. Being a long term ham, I still prefer the traditional ARRL awards. It's just part of who I am

_ . . . _ _ . . . _

First licensed as WN7GZA in 1966, I've been a ham for nearly 45 years now. For about 20 years (1991-2011) I was inactive due to starting and running my own business, which took all my time and energy.

But in late 2010, I caught the bug again.. A temporary antenna went up in late December 2010, and I now have an OCF at 65 feet, which is working gangbusters. I typically work over 200 countries  and all 40 zones each year for the Marathon, even with my modest station. 

During my career, I've been involved in nearly all aspects of the hobby. Dxing, contesting, ARES, president of the local radio club and repeater association, founder of TOPS (The Oregon Packet System), satellite communications, even a couple of experiments with TV. You name it, I've probably been involved.

My daughter, Hollie, KA7SJP got her novice at the age of 6 and her tech at the age of 7. She was the inspiration for the Cindy Wall series of books on ham radio, and Cindy even used her call as the call of the main character, Kim.

Once Hollie got her license, my wife, Kathie, decided she could't be shown up by a six year old, and she got her tech, and is N7JFD. Following that, my father in law, Budd, got his license and became KA7TOG - Tired Old Goat, we called him. We lost him in 1998, but ham radio became a big part of his life.  Two years ago, my younger daughter got her Tech license (KG7ESG). 

I still like good old fashioned paper QSL cards, but everything is uploaded to LOTW. I also frequently upload to EQSL, and I'm AG, but don't yet actively puruse any of their awards. Being a long term ham, I still prefer the traditional ARRL awards. It's just part of who I am.

The following is just so I can keep a record.

Took the Novice test in early March, 1966, license arrived on March 20, 1966, just before my 15th birthday.

First contact - W7AQL, March 22, 1966

General test July 3, 1966, License arrived 9-11-66

Advanced test April 76, license arrived 9-3-76, 18 weeks after the test due to the paperwork getting lost at the local FCC office. Working through Senator Hatfields office, got a special temporary authorization to work until license arrived.

Extra test December 8, 1978. License arrived Jan 2, 1979 with new call - AF7S, and that's been my call ever since. It's a great CW contesting call, so I'll never change it to one of those using my initials - plus I'm sure W7FM is long gone. (My first name is Charles, but I go by Fred, my middle name, thus the FM)
 
 
 
 
WEATHER
 
REAL TIME SATELLITE IMAGE
 
  Salem, Oregon, weather forecast  
 
Greetings from Oregon , U.S.A.
 
Last Visitors
 
Worldwide Visitors
free counters
 
U.S.A. Visitors
free counters
 
Canada Visitors
free counters
 
 
We practice, and encourage you to comply, with the DX Code of Conduct:
 
  * I will listen, and listen, and then listen again before calling.

* I will only call if I can copy the DX station properly.

* I will not trust the DX cluster and will be sure of the DX station's call sign before calling.

* I will not interfere with the DX station nor anyone calling and will never tune up on the DX frequency or in the QSX slot.

* I will wait for the DX station to end a contact before I call.

* I will always send my full call sign.

* I will call and then listen for a reasonable interval. I will not call continuously.

* I will not transmit when the DX operator calls another call sign, not mine.

* I will not transmit when the DX operator queries a call sign not like mine.

* I will not transmit when the DX station requests geographic areas other than mine.

* When the DX operator calls me, I will not repeat my call sign unless I think he has copied it incorrectly.

* I will be thankful if and when I do make a contact.

* I will respect my fellow hams and conduct myself so as to earn their respect.
 
 
Design by UA6JD
 

 

6189110 Last modified: 2015-07-16 00:22:41, 16384 bytes

Login Required

Login is required for additional detail.


Apply for a new Vanity callsign...

You must be logged in to file a report on this page

Please login now...

QRZ Logbook Summary for - AF7S
Latest Contacts for AF7S at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
EB1BSV 2012-01-14 17m CW IN71ps Spain Julio Cesar Garcia Mahillo
VP8LP 2011-12-19 20m SSB GD18bh Falkland Islands Bob Mcleod
KL7YK 2011-11-07 10M FM BP51bd Alaska Ronald R Keech, Sr
K0PY 2011-05-29 80M CW EM17it United States MICHAEL J AFTON
NG7Z 2011-05-29 40M CW CN87vt United States PAUL J BERINGER
N6ML 2011-05-29 15M CW CM97eq United States Iain A MacDonnell
W6SDM 2011-05-28 40M CW DM32wu United States Steve D Miller
KK7PW 2011-03-27 80m SSB CN87tn United States Jonathan M Scherch
KE5FXE 2011-03-26 15M SSB EM12ru United States ROY B SNODGRASS
N3ALN 2011-03-26 40M SSB FM19ld United States Alan Muldawer
KL7AIR 2011-03-06 15M SSB BP51cg Alaska EARS ELMENDORF AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY
KJ4VTH 2011-02-28 40m JT65 FM18hw United States WILLIAM H ROBBINS
AA3B 2011-02-27 40m RTTY FN20ei United States JOSEPH W TRENCH
WM0L 2011-02-13 40M RTTY EN02bo United States THOMAS A BEJOT
KE6SHL 2011-01-05 40m PSK31 DM06dt United States RICHARD E PACK

Book Totals: 17 qso's   15 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM


c
ad: giga-db
Copyright © 2015 by QRZ.COM
Fri Sep 4 18:51:06 2015 UTC
CPU: 0.056 sec 77824 bytes mp