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Visit my website at http://www.AL7FS.us/

Greetings from Alaska. My interests include QRP, QRP kits, QRPp, SKCC, Licensed Massage Therapist (CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release, Visceral Manipulation, Lymph Drainage Therapy, Zero Balancing, all info at http://www.Upledger.com/ ), plus Jin Shin Do BodyMind Acupressure http://www.jinshindo.org/ , http://www.CSTAlaska.com/ , ECKANKAR http://www.Eckankar.org , email with friends, Skype al7fs-jim with friends and family, science fiction. I was the ARRL Section Manager for Alaska 2008-2015. I have recently moved back in time and have added Boatanchor radios to my interests. Hallicrafters, Hammarlund, Heathkit, Drake, National, B&W, Gonset, TMC, and a few more radios are now in hand.

I am originally from Iowa and was WA0LPK starting March 1965. I did 24 years active + reserve in USAF...retired Aug1995 as Lt Col. I finished up my civilian career and left AT&T in Dec 1999. BS in Engineering from Iowa State Univ. MBA from Univ. of Utah, Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Quality Engineering. I have been retired 17+ years now and I am very good at it. Never bored.

Family is Nancy (KL7NY) married 48 years (best friends for over 50), Andy (NL7QI) and Juliann (WL7MP) in the N Seattle, WA area.

Important Info: I am a Grandpa as of Oct 2006. Kaito Andrew Larsen. He doesn't have his license yet. :-) And Taiki Jack Larsen born Dec 2010.  Plus our granddaughter, Emma Liz Makey, was born in April 2013.


Alaska 10 meter Beacon

Initially activated 14Jun06, the new beacon was reactivated on Jan 27, 2011 at the new site. The beacon will be operational full time. (As of September 2016, the beacon has died.  A replacement will be acquired and put on the air.)

Frequency = 28.239.2 MHz .....frequency coordinated
Antenna = half-wave vertical
GoogleEarth coordinates: 61 9'6.12"N 149 52'31.45"W
. . . . Cut and paste the coordinates into Google Earth search to see the antenna location. You can actually see the antenna on the CWM building to the south.
Grid Square = BP51bd
Power = 2 watts
Beacon message = AK AK AK de AL7FS AL7FS AL7FS bcn < ~1 sec. pause>
This a joint project of KL7JGN and AL7FS.

Reports and comments to: beacon3 .. . at(t) ... ..AL7FS.us or just use my QRZ email address.

For your signal report to be of maximum value, please include the following info:

  • Date & time of reception
  • Signal report
  • Your Location
  • Your receiving equipment & antenna


73 - Jim Larsen - AL7FS



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