I use my nickname "Rob" on the air.
My contacts are regularly uploaded to Logbook of the World (LoTW) and Club Log.
The picture at the upper right is of me at my original Novice station, WV2ZDK, in New Jersey in 1962.
Kirkland is on Lake Washington, directly across from the north end of Seattle.
I am a retired middle school language arts and special education teacher. I enjoy DXing, IOTA, and I especially enjoy the camaraderie with my friends on the air and at the local radio clubs.
In 1988 and 1989, my wife and I took a leave of absence from our teaching positions in Washington state, and we had a wonderful experience living and teaching in beautiful Miyagi Prefecture in the Tohoku (northeastern) region of Japan's Honshu Island (IOTA AS-007). I was active as 7J7AAM (Kakuda City, JCC 0608), and my Japanese amateur radio friends, including Shin, JA7FFN, Ken, JA7ACM, Nob, JA7AYE, and Shin, JA1NUT, were very helpful, and I will never forget their kindness.
I am a member of the Radio Club of Redmond (N7KE) and the Western Washington DX Club (W7DX).
A contact with me counts for the Totem Award.
Please check wwdxc.org for details.
One of the Western Washington DX Club's charter members was Mr. John Dack W7KH, ex. W7GUV, and now, sadly, a silent key. W7KH, from a small city lot in Seattle, had more DXCC entities confirmed, including deleted entities, than anyone else in the entire world, totaling 398!
Please see my articles based on the W7KH/W7GUV QSL card collection in the following issues of the Western Washington DX Club Totem Tabloid:
July, 2014, p. 7: http://www.wwdxc.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/July-2014-PDF.pdf
Sept., 2014, p. 2: http://www.wwdxc.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/September-2014.pdf
Nov., 2014, p. 9: http://www.wwdxc.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/November-2014.pdf
July, 2015, p. 4: http://www.wwdxc.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/July-2015.pdf
April, 2016, p. 5: http://www.wwdxc.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/April-2016.pdf
73, Rob KD7H
(ex. WV2ZDK (NJ), WA2ZDK (NJ+NY), WA2ZDK/2 (NA-026), WA2ZDK/4 (FL), WA7UHE (WA), WA7UHE/6 (LAX), WD4SNE (SC), KA7FWW (WA), 7J7AAM)
Let us probe the silent places
Let us seek what luck betides us
Let me take you to a lonely land I know
There’s a whisper on the night wind
There’s a star agleam to guide us
And the wild DX is calling
Let us go! (Hugh Cassidy, WA6AUD, SK) DX is!
Anderson, Anderson County, South Carolina (grid EM84);
Hilton Head Island (IOTA NA-110, USI SC002S), Beaufort County, South Carolina (grid EM92)
Neskowin Beach, Tillamook County, Oregon (grid CN85)
Republic, Ferry County, Washington (grid DN08)
San Juan Island, (IOTA NA-065, USI WA004S), San Juan County, Washington (grid CN88);
Whidbey Island (IOTA NA-065, USI WA001S), Island County, Washington (grid CN88);
Berne, Adams County, Indiana (grid EN70)
Lakewood, Jefferson County, Colorado (grid DM79)
Waikoloa Beach, South Kohala District, Hawai'i (the "Big Island"),
IOTA OC-019, USI HI025S (grid BK29)
No matter where you go, there you are.
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