View from South of the ridge
I have taken on a new aspect of the hobby. I am now a volunteer for the ARRL 7th District QSL Buro. I am the new sorter for the 7X segment. So, if you have a 7th area callsign and your suffix begins with X your bureau cards will now come thru me.
If you are not a buro user and would like to use our services, you can get info at 7th Area QS Buro home page:
The station is still growing.
I am still struggeling to get my station working on Winmore for ARES/RACES communication and PSK. Not having any luck with my 15yr old MP1000 Mark V. I may have to switch radios around and try the TS2000 instead.
I was able to get some antenna work in last summer (2014). I planted 2 more towers, a 50' vhf tower and a second 72' crankup designated as "Central Tower". I then moved most of the antennas around. I can work a little So2r on ssb, but not on cw or rtty yet. Also have not got PSK operational yet. More configurations to work out. I still need a good antenna for the WARC bands 12/17/30, but try a bit with tuner & existing antennas
I have been researching my log and sending out some qsl requests for some of the dx contacts I have had in the past and neglected to request cards for, I have had quite a bit of success, even digging up some "new" countries that I worked, one as far back as 1982! I found enough on 80 mtrs to complete my 80 mtr DXCC & that gave me 5BDXCC
Incoming qsls are up to date. I reply to buro and direct cards. I also use LOTW, but I like paper cards for my collection. I do not use EQSL or the log here on QRZ. SASE's and IRC's are appreciated. When I get a card from a station for a recent contact, I try and reply for all earlier qso's also. My log is fairly complete and goes back to 1978
If you made a contact with me and it does not show up in LOTW, Then send me an email with qso details. My fat fingers may have made a typo and I can correct the mistake.
In September 2014 I had the Honor of being one of the W1AW/7 stations from Oregon. I gave out over 1600 contacts on ssb, cw & rtty. Many of the QSO's were with Asia and Europe as well as stateside. It was a lot of fun being on the receiving side of the pileup for a change.
I am an active Member of the Willamette Valley DX Club & Coos County ARC
I am also an Associate Member of the Northern California Contest Club, Life member of ARRL, and
former member Northern Calif DX Club & Western Washington DX Club.
Rigs are Kenwood TS 870, TS2000 & Yaesu MP 1000 Mk V
I will usually sign KA6BIM but may use KA6BIM/7 if necessary depending on the contest
September 22, 2014 update All 4 towers are now up.
West Tower 72 ' with 2 element 80 mtr beam on top @73' and KT34xa fixed on Asia @36' This tower also supports 160 mtr dipole
Central Tower 72' with KT36xa on top @73', KT34xa fixed on EU @54' and KT36XA @36' fixed on Caribean
East tower 55' with KLM 4 element 40 on top, also supporting 80 mtr delta loop
VHF Tower 50' with KLM 5 element 6 mtr @60', pair of 11 element 2 mtr beams, 440 & 1.2 ghz all on common boom @50'
I am new on 6 mtrs as of January 2014. Now up to @ 35 states & 10 dx entities. In June 2014 I had a small opening to EU&AF, and worked EA7 & EA8 for 2 new countries and continents! Also had a nice opening to Asia and worked a few stations from JA. In October 2014 had a couple of openings to South Pacific & worked FK, ZL & VK for Oceania & 3 new countries. In April 2015 I worked LU & CX to complete my Worked all continents on 6 mtrs. Currently at 13 countries worked 10 confirmed
6 mtr station is TS2000 with 100 watts and a m2 inc 5 element beam @60'. I could use a good 6 mtr amp!
I am one of 2 active stations on 6 meters here in Coos County, Grid CN73. If you need a card, send me one. Sase is appreciated
Update November 2014 The 80 mtr beam is up! A little low but being on a ridge should help. Lets hope the rotor holds up in the winter winds!
Update Feb.12, 2014 I found that LOTW scrubbed all the /7's off my callsign. So 6307 qso's from my log were not able to match up with any of your qso's that you logged when I signed KA6BIM/7. I resumbitted with a new /7 certificate and ended up with 1671 new qsl confirmations.
Update 1/1/2014 All logs from 1978 to 1/1/2014 have been uploaded to LOTW.
Update 12/10/2013 I am caught up on all direct and bureau cards. Boxes have been shipped of to the ARRL & JARL bureaus.
Update 9/1/2012 New permanent QTH is in Coos County Oregon. Station is being rebuilt, towers are planted and aluminum beginning to sprout. Some of you are or will be receiving soon some very late QSL cards. Please accept my apologies for the late responses. While preparing to move, I found a box of QSL cards that had been misplaced when we were remodeling the house a few years ago. Thank you for your patience, and for the cards.
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