The Pacific NorthWest DX Society was established on July 4,2003. It's members are involved in the following assets of amateur radio: Field Day, APRS and Special Event Operations. The society has a 10 Meter beacon (28.2073 mHz) located on a local repeater site at Prosser, Washington. The beacon consists of a Ranger RCI-2950 (pictured) running 5 watts into a vertical antenna and keyed by a K1EL KID2 keyer chip. Our APRS fill-in digipeater is located on Wahatis Peak, Saddle Mountain, Washington just west of the Depatment of Energy Hanford Site.
KW7HR-1 Digipeater location; http://aprs.fi/#!mt=roadmap&z=11&call=a%2FKW7HR-1&timerange=3600
KW7HR Ice Harbor Dam Special Event Station on the Snake River, Washington Saturday June 8, 2013.
Ice Harbor Lock and Dam is located in southeastern Washington on the lower Snake River, near the confluence of the Snake and Columbia Rivers. Wide-open vistas characterize this landscape just 15 minutes from the Tri-Cities of Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland, Washintgon. The dams name comes from a tiny bay in the river where boats once tied up to wait for upstream ice-jams to break up. Construction was completed in 1961. Lake Sacajawea, named for Sacajawea, is formed behind the dam. The dam’s navigation lock has the distinction of being one of the highest single lift (105 feet) navigation locks in the United States.
Stations that work the Ice Harbor Dam Special Event Station may obtain a QSL card by sending their QSL card and a SASE envelope to the address above. The Special Event Station QSL card design is being finalized.
Ice Harbor Dam Special Event Station
Jim, WB7RBN and Bernie, AB7HB
The Operating Station Setup Overlooking Lake Sacajawea
One of the antennas. A homebrew center loaded verticle.
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