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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 recently retired from a 46 year long career in information technology.
I am a DXer with 338 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, Diamond DXCC, DXCC Challenge (2,000+), 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 Zero-Five 43 ft (13 m) vertical working over a ground system consisting of 76 radials. On 2 M I use a roof mounted Gulf Alpha 8ELXP Yagi with switchable polarization for 8 elements either horizontal for SSB/CW or vertical for FM. My station equipment consists of two Elecraft K3 transceivers, an Elecraft P3 panadapter, two Alpha 99 amplifiers 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. On 2 M I use an Elecraft K144XV internal transverter in the K3 to drive a TE Systems 1410G amp at 200 watts output. I also have my father's old Kenwood TS940SAT and TL922A 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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