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I received my first ticket (Novice), KN7HIL, in February 1959, followed by my General class license, K7HIL, a few months later, which I have held ever since. The temptation to get a vanity call after owning this one for 45 years quickly passed when I got my Extra in June of 2005.

My equipment dreams realized: an ICOM IC-7800 driving a Commander HF2500 legal limit amplifier. Antenna system is made up of two elements on top of a TX-455, 55 foot, tower: Low frequencies covered by a Carolina Windom 160 (160M - 6M) with aome duplication on 40m - 6m covered by a 4 element SteppIR Yagi and my Hustler 5BTV vertical just in case. Tuner is an Ameritron ATR-30. I have my trusty Kenwood TS-570D(G) as a back-up / second rig and a fairly complete set of test equipment.

I retired in 2010 as a Senior Fellow at a major aerospace company. My work included the design and integration of navigation systems (typically GPS/INS) and was a lead in the reverse engineering organization.

I share a couple of acres at the foothills of the Catalina Mountains in NE Tucson with my wife Barbara and our Schnauzer, Blaze.

The pix below shows the shack as of the end of March, 2014

Lately taken up the "sub"-hobby of frequency measurement and have participated in the past few ARRL FMTs. A great challenge, requires both technical and artistic participation - give it a try!. The picture below was taken in my old shack area by my friend KK7XW during the 2012 April ARRL FMT.

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - K7HIL
Latest Contacts for K7HIL at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
PW0F 2015-05-15 40m CW HI36td Fernando de Noronha Vilho "Ville" Hiilesmaa MD PY2ZEA OH2MM
D44BS 2014-05-20 20m SSB KK34aa Cape Verde ANGELO MENDES
K6LPS 2010-11-27 80m SSB DM12lq United States LERNEL P SARNO
K3CTT 2010-11-05 20m SSB FM19no United States DOUGLAS E DRAKE
KJ4LZU 2010-11-03 20m SSB EM74qb United States Charles E Rose
KJ4LZU 2010-11-03 20m SSB EM74qb United States Charles E Rose
BH7OZG 2010-10-19 20m SSB OL72dr China Shan Jiang (JASON)
BH7OZG 2010-10-19 20m SSB OL72dr China Shan Jiang ( JASON )
IS0HFE 2010-10-18 15m CW JM49pf Sardinia SIMONE PETTINAU
WA7HDI 2010-10-10 40m CW DM22sq United States Joe P Richey
NJ1T 2010-10-10 40M CW FN32ik United States DOUGLAS R CRITTENDON
W5DGF 2010-10-10 20m SSB EL09pl United States DONALD G FULTON
W4AYQ 2010-10-09 20m SSB FM03cq United States DAVID E ROSE
W3WMS 2010-10-09 20m SSB EM04xp United States WILLIAM M SCOTT, III
KB1NXE 2010-10-09 20m SSB FN32vv United States Jim

Book Totals: 37 qso's   34 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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