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I answer all QSLs received. SASE or SAE with IRC or $1 gets a quick direct reply. Others will be sent via the buro.
I upload all QSOs to LoTW, eQSL (AG) and Club Log.
I was first licensed in 1961 at the age of 12 as KN7SAI. My father K7SAJ (SK) and I got our licenses at the same time. A few months later I upgraded to K7SAI. I have held K7UA since 1977. Besides my Amateur Extra Class License, I hold a B.S. in electronic engineering and have held a FCC First Class Radiotelephone Commerical License since 1971. After college I served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. I retired in 2014 from a 46 year long career in information technology.
I am a DXer with 340 countries confirmed and a member and past President of the Utah DX Association. Awards include DXCC on eight bands and on Phone/CW/Digital/QRP, DXCC Challenge (2,100+), Triple Play WAS, 5 band WAS, 160 M WAS, 6 M VUCC, WPX, WAZ, etc.
My antennas include a 3 element SteppIR Yagi with the 30/40 M rotatable dipole element and 6 M passive element on a 72 ft (22 m) US Tower crank up and a W9INN inverted vee for 160 & 80M at 70 ft. My station equipment consists of two Elecraft K3 transceivers, an Elecraft P3 panadapter, two Alpha amplifiers (9500 & 99) and an Elecraft KPA500 amp. I use the KPA500 some on HF, but mostly on 6 M in conjunction with an Elecraft PR6 receiver preamp. I also have my father's old Kenwood TS940SAT set up and running along with my ancient novice station consisting of a Hallicrafters S40A receiver and a 20 watt Lettine 240 crystal controlled transmitter.
My QSL shows a picture of Mt. Timpanogos, a prominent peak that is located just a few miles from my home in northern Utah's Wasatch Range. "Timp" reaches an elevation of 11,749 feet (3,582 meters) and towers over 7,000 feet (2,130 meters) above the valley floor below. This mountain gets such heavy winter snow fall that it features Utah's only glacier.
This is a picture of me (age 15) and my station that was published in the October 1964 edition of JA CQ Ham Radio magazine. My friend Joe, JA1LZR, submitted it. I've changed some since then. :)
Here is a picture of the back of my home and my antennas.
73, Bryce K7UA
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