I moved to Marrowstone Island in June 2014 and have been gradually setting up a new station.
Excellent Wikipedia page about Marrowstone Island
The picture above is me in 1969 as a Novice. I still have a NC57B and DX40 on the air.
I am active on all bands and modes, even ready for 479 KHz when we get that band. I have been monitoring and reporting using WSPR.
I have been very active with the 200 member Fox Fiver Radio League in Illinois for the last 15 years and am equally active here in the Pacific Northwest with smaller more rural clubs. I have joined the Port Ludlow ARC and Jefferson County ARC.
We have started the Marrowstone Island Amateur Radio Club in conjunction with our UHF island-wide repeater. We have a vanity club callsign of AA7MI and information on our repeater site is on QRZ.com
I have a 5 band Spiderbeam or a 6 band Hexbeam waiting to be installed on a 40ft tower, or maybe a Steppir DB18E. So far I just have a Cushcraft R9 vertical and a 160-80-40-30m inverted vee up 60 feet. I have been using the Hexbeam on a temporary 12 foot mast with an armstrong rotator.
I also have a 5 element 6m yagi up 12 feet with 900 watts and a 2m 5 element cross yagi up 16 feet.
I operate with an Icom 756pro3 as the primary SSB HF rig with the Italian 1KFA amplifier.
My primary CW rig is a Flex 1500 which can also drive the amplifier to about 300 watts.
I have a TS2000 which is used as a backup HF rig (also now being used for 474.2 KHz WSPR) but primarily VHF/UHF and Satellite work.
I have a PiRLP node operating as IRLP 4251 and Echolink 227301 that is connected to the Marrowstone Island Amateur Radio Club UHF repeater, AA7MI. I am the first President.
Here is the view (telephoto) of Mt. Baker from our porch on my QSL card.
Go to AH6EZ/W7 on QRZ.com to learn about my vintage motorcycle racing.
This is me on the Road America in Wisconsin on our 1968 Honda CB175.
Go to VY0/AH6EZ on QRZ.com to learn about my 2012 DXpedition to the Nunavut Territory.
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