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47.35.48 N LAT

093.41.20 W LON

The town of Marcell is located on the National Scenic Byway HWY 38 in the Chippewa National Forest in Northern Minnesota. Both the town of Marcell and North Star campground are located North of The Laurentian Divide so all the rivers flow north to the Canadian Boarder. This is the 16th season as a Volunteer for the US Forest Service.

The County is Itasca.

The Minnesota Address is my FCC address and is good all year. In the Summer I host the North Star Camp Ground on HWY38 (EN37en).  I live in a 16 Foot Ice Castle trailor  this is an all Season unit.   In the winter the Trailer is parked on a site at the Historic Marcell Ranger Station The buildings were constructed by the CCC on 1934-35  and are listed on the National Historic Register.  I work  in the center and keep an eye on the buildings.

The HF setup is a Yaesu FT-950 we work only CW on 80/40/15  the antenna for HF is an OCF  dipole.  I work 10 meters and 6 meters both SSB and CW for 6 meters I have a KMA5054 Log.

My first contact on a satellite was on the 25 of May 2002 on the 1700 UTC pass of UO-14using a FT-847 and M2 Eggbeaters I made contact with AJ9K and K6YK. I have a VUCC with 214 grids and the AMSAT Sexagesimal # 136 The current Satellite setup is the Kenwood TM-255A and a Yaesu ft-100dD with a Amsat Broad Band VHF/UHF/WX Satellite RX Preamp. Antennas are a Diamond A144S5 and A430S10 fed with hard line and turned with a Hy-Gain  Rotor Both are angled up. 

 I have a DXCC mixed (154) and CW(138)plus a 10 meter mixed (110) just added a 15 meter CW (105). A WAS Mixed, CW, and 40 Meters . I am actively chasing the FFMA with 378 Grids. My VUCC count is 410 grids verified on 6. I am an active most contests

I am a Member of ARRL, Northern Lights Radio Society,  AMSAT, SKCC # 4774T.

All contacts are uploaded to LOTW , NO EQSL, QRZ log entries are acknowledged,

Paper QSL cards are exchanged NO SASE is needed.


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