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K7MGR USA flag USA

alias for: AL1V


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QSL: DIRECT, LOTW, eQSL, BUREAU

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Hi Folks!

After a very short short time in Alaska, I am back in Utah. Things did not work out there as planned, so I will be relinquishing my new callsign AL1V and getting a new 7-area call sign. I really really like my new callsign, but I know it will probably cause some confusion now that I am on HF.

I've been a ham since 1992. My elmers were Bill Fleming N6WPG (SK) and Jim McCauley AB6EU (SK). I was heavily involved in local 2-meter packet as well as 2-meter voice. I was also a former member of the Fresno Amateur Radio Club, Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers, and the Tulare County Amateur Radio Club. I ran a local Packet BBS (MSYS) in the San Joaquin Valley that offered NASA bulletins and satellite/shuttle tracking passes for the area. I was a net control station for Northern California's 2-meter VHF traffic handling net in the mid-1990s as well as an Official Relay Station. When not doing ham radio, I can be found traveling or going to the symphony/opera. I am also the humble servant of 3 annoying feline creatures that allow me to reside in their house.

I recently became certified to be a volunteer examiner. Hopefully I will put that to use soon! I would like to become an Official Relay Station again. But since there are no formal NTS nets on VHF/UHF here like there were in California, I will have to wait until I get antennas for 40 and 80 meters.

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QSL Info
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>> All HF contacts get an eQSL and LOTW entry automatically <<

I send physical QSL cards to most HF contacts. I will look at your QRZ page to determine how to send you a card. I'm not expecting cards in return if you don't have any, so don't worry if you receive a card from me and don't have one to send back.

As of 28 August, 2014, I will send all QSL cards in an envelope instead of as a postcard. Being new to HF and QSLing, I only recently found out that most hams prefer receiving them in an envelope. My apologies to anyone who received my AL1V QSL cards as postcards instead of having them inserted in an envelope. I will now spend the extra postage to make sure the card is protected for those of you who don't want the stamp/postmark on them.

>>>> USA stations:
Direct:  No SASE or postage needed!  Send your card to my address listed on QRZ or the FCC database (same).
SKCC Bureau:  If we made contact on CW and exchanged SKCC numbers, I'm good in the bureau!

>>>> DX Stations (including Canada):
Direct: No SASE or postage needed! Send your card to my address listed on QRZ or the FCC database (same).
Bureau: This is a great way to help save on your postage costs, and I will accept and reply to your QSL 100%.
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Member of:

ARRL
SKCC #12575
FISTS #16486
NAQCC #7217

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HF
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Here is my HF setup:

Kenwood TS-450S w/Ant Tuner
Digimaster Pro3 digital mode interface
Bencher BY-1 iambic key
J-38 straight key
20-meter inverted-V dipole up 20 feet (6 metres)
17-meter inverted-V dipole up 15 feet (4.5 meters)

I spend most of my time on HF. 

CW, SSB, PSK, JT65, RTTY, SSTV

 

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VHF/UHF
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My current VHF/UHF is:

Kenwood TM-V71A 144/440
Timewave PK-96 TNC
Slim-Jim vertical up 10 feet (3 metres)
FM voice, APRS

I am not active on VHF/UHF except for occassionally loading up the APRS program and watching the map screen. The hams I've heard on the local Utah repeaters are not very inclusive to "outsiders", so I really don't feel comfortable operating on VHF/UHF. Once I relocate out of the state, I'll get active again on VHF/UHF.

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These are my 20 meter and 17 meter inverted-V antennas. I can't wait to move so I can get these higher and looking better.

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