K7FL is located in rural Clark County Washington about 35 km northeast of Portland Oregon. This area is known for its forest and agricultural products, high technology industries and tourism. We are a short drive from the Pacific beaches and all season snow skiing on Oregon’s Mount Hood (elevation 3460M).
The photo above is of Mount St. Helens, an active volcano that erupted in 1980, located 70 km north of our QTH. (Photo by Lyn Topink, USGS).
Radio interests include contesting (co-founder of the IH9P CQWW SSB DX Multi-Multi Team) and low band weak signal work. I’ve completed 5BWAS, 9BDXCC and all 200 zones for 5BWAZ. This has been accomplished with single element antennas only.
Other interests include mountaineering, aviation, and service through Rotary International.
K7FL’s primary station is an Elecraft K3/100 and Alpha 91B. Antennas include a 160M Tee and a modified Hy-Tower; Hi-Z Engineering 4-square receiving antenna for 80/160M.
K7FL operates five propagation beacons: 28.2985 @ 30w from an HTX-100 into an 80M vertical. A 6M beacon operates on 50.060 @ 2 watts into an inverted vee. The 144.299, 222.050 and 432.301 MHz beacons transmit 10, 15 & 50 watts respectively into phased KB6KQ horizontal loops. The 50,144, 222 and 432 transmitters are from Hamtronics and have operated continuously for several years. More info at http://ashworth.org/dennis/beacon
Hope to hear you on the bands!
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