I became interested in radio in the early 60's when my Dad and I built a kit CB radio. We had fun chatting with the locals when CB was still a respectable method of communicating. Then in 1964 I noticed a tall tower down the block and wondered if the guy was also a CB'er. He was Bill Steele, W7EAI who eventually became my elmer. He helped me study for the Novice license and I learned Morse code with the help of a Heathkit code practice oscillator.I eventually received the callsign WN7CXH. My Dad and I then built a 40 meter transmitter and I saved up my lawn mowing money and bought an NC-300 receiver. What a monster that was! Later on I became WA7FOS and stayed with ham radio until 1971. Got married in 1974 and had three kids. By 1998 we were pretty much done with kids and I revived my interest and became KB7CIS and then got the vanity call I now have. My main interests are contesting and DXing. My equipment: Main radio is an Icom 756 Pro 3 with the Inrad roofing filter with an Icom PW1 amp and an Icom 756 and Icom 2KL/AT500 amp/auto tuner combofor the second radio for SO2R. I also have an Elecraft K-1 for qrp. Antennas are a Force 12 C3 at 60 ft, a Cushcraft 40-2CD 2 element shorty 40 at 50 ft, an M2 3 element 6 meter yagi and 3 element 2m-440 yagi both of which sit between the C3 and 40M yagi, an80Msquare loop at90 feet and an inverted L for 160M and aButternut HF6V. The antenna for the second radio is a homebrew WH2T super loop. For 160M RX I builta 6ft dia hard line coaxial loop tuned with a small variable capacitor. In the photo is my newest granddaughter Amelia Joy. Her nickname is Mina. 73 Paul NG7Z
This is my compact shack. It's a fully automated SO2R setup with amps for both radios. On the floor is an Icom PW-1 and up above on the left is an Icom IC-2KL with a matching AT-500 autotuner. On the floor is a heating pad to keep my feet warm!!
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