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After years of procrastinating I finally decided to get my Technician License. October 2012 was granted the call KF7YUU and started my ham radio adventure. Joined KE7GFZ the local club strait away and can be found locally on 443.250+ 103.5 Duvall area or Puget Sound area 441.825+ 103.5.

One of my first objectives with limited resources was long range contact VHF/UHF. Build a tape measure antenna and worked the FM SO-50 satellite with a Yaesu FT-60 for a couple of months until finally breaking down for an ELK 2M/70CM antenna. Within a short time realized I wanted more DX and upgraded to General class February 2013 and applied to change my call sign March 2013.

January 2014 had an old computer, power supply and surplus Motorola radio, what does a good ham do? Build an IRLP node of course. Current node is VHF simplex running 20 watts open to all and most important can be used from my current work location with a HT.

February 2014 finally on HF!!! Yaesu FT-450D barefoot at 100 watts to a ZS6BKW about 80 feet in the air flat topped between two trees running from NE to SW. MFJ-941E tuner to cover what the built in tuner will not cover all powered by a Astron RS-35A that will allow room for growth.

Recently started playing around with some digital on HF along with remote link to the station from any internet connection.

W7ECK

Ken

Field Day 2014 with our "tower" almost in possition.

 

My station is not much compaired to others but seems to work.

Di-pole in the air at about 80 feet AGL, added the white lines so it can be seen in the photo.

 

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T88QR 2016-11-18 17m SSB PJ77de Palau YOSUKE SATO
KF7CYG 2016-11-18 20m SSB EM19fa United States D Ray Peterson
KL7IEH 2016-11-15 20m SSB BP64hv Alaska JAIMIE C WEIDNER
PJ4L 2016-11-06 17m SSB FK52le Bonaire Bonaire DXpedition
CA7CAQ 2016-11-06 40m SSB FF47ma Chile Javier
ZF2ZB 2016-11-02 17m SSB EK99rn Cayman Islands YUKI Yosuke Uchiyama
JA1FXX 2016-10-31 17m SSB PM85io Japan
V47T 2016-10-30 20m SSB FK87ph St Kitts and Nevis Andrew Blank N2NT
P40L 2016-10-30 20m SSB FK52am Aruba John A. Fore
TF3CW 2016-10-30 20m SSB IP04rr Iceland Siggi Jakobsson
HI3TEJ 2016-10-30 15m SSB FK49el Dominican Republic TED Jimenez
YV1YLY 2016-10-30 15m SSB FJ66wp Venezuela GRECIA AZUAJE
KP2M 2016-10-30 15m SSB FK77or US Virgin Islands Radio Reef DX'ers
ZX5J 2016-10-30 15m SSB GH28xl Brazil
HI3K 2016-10-30 15m SSB FK48qw Dominican Republic Edwin Adalberto Nunez Redondo

Book Totals: 3007 qso's   760 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Counties Award#2114
Granted: 2016-07-20 04:40:03   (W7ECK)

Endorsements:
  • 100 Counties Mixed
World Continents Award#6767
Granted: 2015-03-12 03:55:04   (W7ECK)

Endorsements:
  • 17 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
Grid Squared Award#5633
Granted: 2015-03-12 03:55:03   (W7ECK)

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Mixed
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