First licensed in 1967 as WN8DFQ in Chassell, MI; Changed to WN7NTF after moving to Fort Lewis, Washington in the early 70's, and shortly thereafter upgraded to General Class, WA7NTF. Changed the callsign to W7NTF in 2000. Upgraded to Amateur Extra Class on 18 November, 2001. Changed callsign to K7EK on 9 April, 2005. Attended Wendell B. Laughbon S.H.S. in Dupont, WA until completion in early 1972 and then joined the army. Enlisted for the ASA option and became a O5H, or Morse Code Interceptor. First overseas tour of duty was Can Tho, RVN, in 72/73. Then when the cease fire went into effect, was transferred to the ASA Field Station in Udorn, Thailand for a year. After Thailand, I returned to the USA where I became restless and bored. I asked for more overseas duty and I eventually re-enlisted for Korea. I went on to do four tours there, for a total of ten years. In between the second and third Korea tour I went to Field Station Augsburg, Germany, for three years. I retired from the army on the 1st of March, 1994, having continuously served for 22 years. Some of the other amateur radio callsigns I have held are: HL9TG and DA2XF. QSL's are still available via K7EK for HL9TG contacts.
I am very interested in weak signal VHF/UHF operation, as well as low power operation on all bands/modes. I currently own a 24 hour beacon which is on 28.250 mhz. I solicit reports for my beacon should you happen to hear it. Please give specific details in email, or written communication to my mailing address listed here. Also, please post all beacons received to your local DX cluster node. Thanks!
I run two 24/7/365 DX cluster nodes. You can access them via telnet:
www.k7ek.net, PORT 9000 -or- www.k7ek.net, PORT 7373
I also own and operate the penultimate legacy packet system in Western Washington: SEABBS / K7EK is my FBB BBS, TELPAC / K7EK-4 is the Winlink 2000 RMS, SOTAC / K7EK-5 is the main node. All are available on 145.05 and 145.63 mhz for RF access. Telnet to www.k7ek.net, PORT 3694 to reach SOTAC / K7EK-5 via the internet. All services are available from there. Login requires a valid amateur radio callsign. There is also a worldwode Converse Node available on the RF ports or via telnet: www.k7ek.net, PORT 3600. I recommend using the Windows telnet client called TTYLINK. It's a free program available in many places on the internet. Plug that name into your favorite search engine to locate a download link.
HERE IS A SNAPSHOT OF MY HAM RADIO DELUXE LOGBOOK:
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