Bio [Kilowatt #7 Amateur Radio Transmitter]
Grüße und willkommen auf meinem QRZ vor Ort. Meine Familie stammt aus dem ehemaligen deutschen Republik PreuBen.
Husband, proud Father of two patriotic sons blessing us with five beautiful Grandchildren. Retired Engineering Mgr after 34 years in the DOD industry (Motorola GEG/General Dynamics C4S) and Law Enforcement SRT Commander. Army brat (Dad R.I.P. was 101 Airborne). Additionally both our sons served; USN Amphibious Base, Coronado and the Army's SF.
My introduction to Amateur Radio began in High School. During a family camping trip we stumbled into a Ham club field day site. Shortly thereafter I passed the Novice FCC administered code test. My novice gear included a Heath Kit HW-101 and HD-10 keyer. After upgrading to Tech+ I operated a Siltronix 1011D for 10 meter phone and later the KENWOOD TS-520SE hybrid. With little time for radio during my College and family years, retired my interest in HF for ~23 years. My renewed interest in the hobby came by SWL and email inspiration from Mark KC7JOG now Silent Key, and later QSO'S with Hal WG7Z now Silent Key, and a wonderful man/friend now Silent Key Warren NK7I.
The main operating station "Studio A" is located near Squaw Peak, part of the Phoenix Mountain Preserves in North Central Phoenix. Primarily operating the Low Bands, my interests include rag chews with friends new and old, experimenting with wire antennas, eSSB audio fidelity, working Low Band DX when propagation permits. I also monitor the Arizona "Rim-Link" and"Metro-Link" VHF/UHF repeater systems. If we worked from my mobile check-out QRZ K7ART/Mobile. I enjoy collecting Railroad period Telegraph Keys and Sounders. When not on the Air I enjoy Political Science and shooting sports. Looking forward to meeting you on the air.
Studio A, Phoenix Arizona, Elevation 1,166 ft.
HF/VHF/UHF (1Delta Az)
Above, Studio "A" North Central Phoenix
Studio B, Northern Arizona, Elevation 6,014 ft.
HF/VHF "Man Cave" (1Echo Az).
Studio "B" is nestled in a Box Canyon on 5 acres in a small retreat community at the base of the Mogollon Rim. The Rim is the southern span of the Colorado plateau, a massive tectonic fault running through Arizona and New Mexico. As seen from the Rim photo below, this fault rises dramatically (1,600') from our home enclosing us West from Promontory Butte (7,625') East to Colcord Point (7,625'). Arizona's Rim country provides spectacular views across hundreds of miles of the world's largest stand of Ponderosa pines. This area was first inhabited by the ancient Anaszai people until ~1300AD, their ruins can be found nearby. We like to fish, hunt, hike and operate Amateur Radio in the beautiful Hunting lodge country of western novelist Zane Grey, neighbors; Western Artist Jim Hagen and Arizona Historian Marshall Trimbel.
Roosevelt Bull Elk enjoying hay in the front yard. (Elk toppled snowman). From Christopher Mtn looking NE towards"Studio B" and the Mogollon Rim
Art de K7ART
Making acquaintances "World-Wide" one contact at a time! TM
Radio Chain includes the infamous Kenwood TS-870S/AT IF DSP eSSB Machine, Dr Kessler modified Kenwood TL-922A and the Nye-Viking 3 KW tuner, the beast.
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