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KM7N USA flag USA

alias for: K7FLI


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QSL: LOTW/EQSL/BURO/DIRECT

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Ham Member Lookups: 24480

 

Follow me on Twitter: @CQKM7N

 

***Beginning approximately 18 August 2016, I will begin operating from a second location (in EM58).  On digital modes I may not be signing KM7N/9 (software limitation) but the LOTW QSLs will have the correct grid locator.  I will sometimes be operating from my home in DM41 as well.  QSL address above is OK for operations from either location***

I have always been interested in radio communications, having gotten my first CB when I was in middle school and my first scanner while in junior high. Life tended to get in the way though, and it wasn't until 2002 that I finally got my Technician license, though it took too many years since then for me to really get active in the hobby. I upgraded to General in November 2010, and upgraded to Extra one year (to the day!) later in November 2011.

I was initially licensed in Nevada as KD7QYE, but that call proved to be a challenge, as I always had to emphasize that it was "QYE" not "QIE" (say it out loud-you'll see what I mean!). So I went looking for a vanity call that fit, and as a pilot I was hoping for something that ended with "FLY." There was none to be had, so I picked the closest thing, and that is how I ended up with K7FLI. I became pretty attached to that call, but with my DXing and contesting activities, eventually a shorter call was needed. Im happy to report that on 12/24/13, the FCC granted me KM7N!

My shack consists of the following equipment:

Icom IC-707;

Yaesu FT-857;

Alinco ALR-22T with an MFJ 1278B TNC for my APRS digi/iGATE (KM7N-5);

GE Monogram 16-channel VHF radio running 40 watts for my backup 2 Meter rig;

Yaesu FT-1900R for 2M Mobile;

**New Addition** Yaesu FT-8800 2M/70cm Mobile

Jetstream JT270 2M/70CM Mobile

Baofeng UV-5R for portable 2M/70cm use (usually used for APRS with my Mobilinkd)

 Icom ID-31A for DStar use

Radio Shack HTX-202/TinyTrak3+ for a portable/mobile APRS tracker

 

My "permanently installed" antennas include:

Hy-Gain AV-12AVQ Triband Vertical (ground mounted)

G5RV (Inverted V) at 20 feet

End-Fed Multiband Dipole at 20 feet

Dual Band Roll-Up J-Pole at 10 feet

2M Roll-up J-Pole at 15 feet (for APRS digi/iGate and packet)

 

My "Portable" station is an FT-817 and the following antennas:

MP-1 Super Antenna

Yo-YoTenna

See my portable operations here:http://www.qrz.com/db/km7n/qrp

 

I am a member of the Green Valley Amateur Radio Club, Radio Society of Tucson, Eastern Arizona Amateur Radio Society, Central Arizona DX Association, Arizona Outlaws Contest Club, PODXS/070 Club (#1310), the European PSK Club (#14136), 30 Meter Digital Group (#4559), and OMISS (#7418). My interests include digital modes (especially JT65 and PSK31), DX, NTS, Awards/Contesting, APRS, and Echolink. I am also an ARRL-VEC Volunteer Examiner.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the hams who have been the most influential in my amateur radio "career":

Lloyd-KC5FM (General encouragement and support)

Tom-K7VOA (Station setup and antennas)

Greg-KC5ZGG and Bill-KC7ZZ (NTS and EMCOMM Mentors)

Mike-W0MRZ and Chuck-W6ZX (Award-chasing Mentors)

Jim-WB7B (DXing Mentor)

Your insight, advice, help and generosity have encouraged me and helped me to grow as an amateur radio operator. THANK YOU ALL!

 

I upload 100% of my QSOs to LOTW and eQSL, and I will respond to 100% of the cards I receive via the same method (no SASE required for direct QSLs- If you spring for the postage to get it to me, the very least I can do is spring for the postage to return a card to you!). I appreciate all the QSOs!

From 1/3/2013 through 2/1/2013 I operated K7FLI/5 from EL29kn outside of Houston, Texas. I was "Hotel Room Portable" with my FT-857 and a Yo-Yo-Tenna strung up in my hotel room. I will QSLonly via LOTW and eQSL for contacts during this period. Thanks!

 

Awards:

DXCC (Mixed)- 20 Apr 12 (#46,344)

DXCC (Phone)- 14 May 13

WAS Triple Play - 12 Sep 11 (#592)

WAS (Mixed) - 13 Apr 11 (#55,220)

WAS (Digital) - 11 May 11

5-Band WAS - 3 Sep 14 (#3.206)

eDX - 15 May 11 (#123130)

eWAS (Mixed) - 28 Jun 11 (#124297)

ePFX300 - 25 Apr 12 (#134494)

 

Contesting Achievements:

2013 CQ WW RTTY (K7FLI)/ SO(A) 80M LP - #1 US 7th Call Area/#3 US/#3 NA/#13 World (New 7th Area Record)

2014 CQ WW RTTY (K7FLI)/ SO(A) 80M LP - #2 US 7th Call Area/#2 US/#2 NA/#6 World

2014 CQ DX Marathon (KM7N) - #1 US Call Area 7, Formula  100W

2014 Oceana DX Phone (KM7N) - #2 US SO 10M LP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KM7N
Latest Contacts for KM7N at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
WW8O 2016-07-20 30m JT65A EM88MR United States Gary
K5TSK 2016-07-20 30m JT65A EM34JK United States James H Ricks
E51BQ 2016-07-20 20m PSK31 BG08cs South Cook Islands Bob
N4LPD 2016-07-19 20m JT9 EL79 United States Carl
KP2/AA1BU 2016-07-19 20m SSB FK77or US Virgin Islands JOSEPH A GAGLIARDI, JR
W9IMS 2016-07-19 20m SSB EM19fa United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway Amateur Radio Club
AI5II 2016-07-18 30m JT65A EM71 United States Leo
WA6RZR 2016-07-18 30m JT65A DN17CR United States Milo C Delucchi
JA3CHO 2016-07-18 30m JT65A PM74 Japan
K7NX 2016-07-17 6m JT65 DM42 United States LLOYD R JOHNSON
XE2X 2016-07-17 6m SSB EL06 Mexico JORGE F. RIOS ALVARADO
XE1GK 2016-07-17 6m JT65 DL70 Mexico Ignacio Hueso Avalos
N5SD 2016-07-17 30m JT65A EM27PH United States Stephen C Draper
AA5WH 2016-07-17 30m JT65A EL09 United States William J Hart
NS6E 2016-07-17 30m JT65A CM87WJ United States George F Clare

Book Totals: 3336 qso's   1867 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Award#2342
Granted: 2016-07-20 14:30:06   (KM7N)

Endorsements:
  • 20M Digital
  • 40M Digital
  • 80M Digital
United States Counties Award#2306
Granted: 2016-07-20 13:06:02   (KM7N)

Endorsements:
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
Grid Squared Award#5473
Granted: 2015-03-09 21:54:58   (KM7N)

Endorsements:
  • 10 Meters Phone
  • 15 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
DX World Award#258
Granted: 2015-01-22 20:05:49   (KM7N)

Endorsements:
  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • Mixed Phone
World Continents Award#283
Granted: 2015-01-15 08:02:38   (KM7N)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
  • 10M Phone
  • 15M Phone
  • 20M Phone
  • 5 Band Digital
  • 15M Digital
    17M Digital
    20M Digital
    30M Digital
    40M Digital
  • 17M CW
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