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QSL: LOTW, QSL BUREAU, MAIL: PO BOX 204, CHLORIDE, AZ 86431, NO QRZ

Premium Subscriber Lookups: 17824

Please call me Tom.

Originally licensed 1960. Previous Callsigns: AJ6L, K7AAJ, N7NNJ, WA6REK, WV6KXS. Active on HF,
and sometimes use local Arizona UHF repeaters.
Please QSL LOTW, or Postal Delivery PO Box 204,
or via QSL Bureau, TNX 73 - Tom

For additional AOCC Information, consult http://www.arizonaoutlaws.net/

Station Info:

Antennas

  • 10m: 7 el M2 10M7 @ 100' AGL
  • 15m: 6 el M2 15M6A @ 112' AGL
  • 15m: 4 el HyGain Tri-bander TH-7DX @ 85' AGL
  • 20m: 6 el M2 20M6A @ 155' AGL
  • 20m: 4 el M2 20M4DX @ 102' AGL
  • 20m: 4 el HyGain Tri-bander TH-7DX @ 85' AGL
  • 40m: 3 el M2 40M3FS-125HD @ 143' AGL
  • 40m: Inverted VEE w/ Apex @ 80' AGL
  • 80m: Inverted VEE w/ Apex @ 80' AGL
  • 80m: Inverted VEE w/ Apex @ 139' AGL
  • 160m: Shunt-Fed Gamma-Match Rohn-55 top-loaded with 2-monobanders above 100' AGL

Towers

  • Rohn-55 Tower, 180', w/ K0XG Rotor and Rings
  • Rohn-55 Tower, 100'
  • Rohn-25 Tower, 80'
  • Rohn-25 Tower, 70' (Out of service)
  • Rotator Control: Green Heron RT-20
  • Rotator Control: Green Heron RT-21
  • Rotator Control: Yaesu G-1000DXA

Rig(s)

  • Elecraft K3
  • Elecraft K3/0 Mini
  • Elecraft KPA-500
  • Alpha 9500
  • Yaesu FT-1000MP MARK-V Field
  • Ameritron AL-800H
  • Winkeyer USB
  • RIGblaster Pro
  • Microbit RemoteRig

Ham Shack - Main Operating Position

Guest Operator KB7Q - January 2013 ARRL RTTY Roundup
participates in ARRL Southwestern Division

Guest Operator KB7Q - January 2012 ARRL RTTY Roundup
sets new record for ARRL Southwestern Division - SO LP RTTY

Arizona State QSO Party 2011 - County Line Expedition, Arizona La Paz and Mohave Counties
(LPZ & MHV) - Grid DM34ag
Bill Williams River, segment of river bed, dry at ground surface between Alamo Lake & Colorado River - 594-ft. MSL
Arizona State QSO Party 2011 - County Line Expedition, Arizona La Paz and Mohave Counties
(LPZ & MHV) - Grid DM34ag
KE7DX presents Award
Single Operator County-Line Expedition (Portable) - 1,479 QSOs, Score 171,565

Arizona State QSO Party 2011 - County Line Expedition, Donkey Serenade - Local QRM

Arizona State QSO Party 2011 - County Line Expedition, Operating Position: K3, P3, SP8, MFJ269 MN2700 - (Manual Tuner not shown)

ARRL FD 2011 - Public Campgrounds 6,100 MSL - Temporary 20M4DX Monobander
Hey ! Is this polarization O.K. for 20 meters?

ARRL FD 2011 Class 3A - Public Campgrounds 6,100 MSL

CW Op. K7FA surprised (but elated) about photo opportunity.

All three stations ran Barefoot - Results: Excellent Rates; Ran and Ran, never depleted callers.
Licensed Ham Radio Operators and other members of the public were impressed by our operation.
In particular, parents of four small children were amazed that I could make sense out of dits and dahs.

Two of their children were just as impressed by the running water in the motorhome toilet . . .

ARRL FD 2011 Class 3A - Public Campgrounds 6,100 MSL

W4LSC and K7FA relax at adjacent campsite while watching operator WA7I (next photo)
All three stations ran N1MM-Logger, networked with wireless, and each had access to Cluster Spots

ARRL FD 2011 Class 3A - Public Campgrounds 6,100 MSL
Operators KF7WUA and WA7I
Running Yaesu FT-950 Barefoot thru tunner to OCF at 40-feet

ARRL FD 2011 Class 3A - Public Campgrounds 6,100 MSL
Operators KF7WUA and KD6GHX

January 2011: Was QRV on 160-meters from Hawaii - The big Island (known as "the Orchid Isle"). Active during 2010 CQ WW 160m DX CW Contest.

Arizona QSO Party 2010 - County Line Expedition Arizona La Paz and Mohave Counties (LPZ & MHV) - Grid DM34ag
During Monsoon Season, this segment of county line may be under water

Arizona QSO Party 2010 - County Line Expedition (MHV & LPZ)
Portable non-resonant Inverted VEE, open feed-line, 1:1 Balun, to Drake MN 2700 Tuner, barefoot K3
Ran K3 Barefoot - Results: Got stomped by Kilowatt Stations working PA QSO Party

M-Squared 40M3FS-125 & Tom

Top of K0XG Rotatable 180-ft Rohn 55 with Tom near 3-Element, 40 meter 40M3FS-125.
Photo (below) shows monobanders: 20M6A at 155-ft, positioned above 40M3FS-125 at 143-ft.
Other towers and antennas are not shown.

Nearby Snow-Covered Cerbat Mountains partially block very low-angle signals to north and east.

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