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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.



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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QRZ Logbook Summary for - W7ECK
Latest Contacts for W7ECK at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
KK6NON 2015-07-15 20m SSB EM19fa United States Levi Jefferies
Z30HQ 2015-07-12 20m SSB KN01rm Macedonia Radioamaterski Sojuz na Makedonija
ES6RW 2015-07-12 20m SSB KO28vp Estonia Rein Kolk
W1AW/5 2015-07-12 20m SSB EM19fa United States
YR0HQ 2015-07-12 20m SSB KN25lu Romania Federatia Romana De Radioamatorism FRR
R3HQ 2015-07-12 20m SSB KO85lx Russia HQ Station SRR
RG4F 2015-07-09 20m SSB KO85lx Russia Andy Belov
SV2CXI 2015-07-08 20m SSB KN10ht Greece KOSTAS VITSIOTIS
WP4OFO 2015-07-08 17m SSB FK68wj Puerto Rico Jose J Ydrach Angelet
DL1DI 2015-07-07 20m SSB JO40vs Germany Armin Dienst
K2L 2015-07-05 20m SSB EM19fa United States 13 Original Colonies Special Event - South Carolina Stations
HG7T 2015-07-04 20m SSB JN97ne Hungary Érd Városi Rádióklub SE
9A9A 2015-07-04 20m SSB JN75ws Croatia ZDRAVKO - "EMIL" BALEN
LY1G 2015-07-04 17m SSB KO15we Lithuania Stasys Intas
KA7GPP 2015-07-04 40m SSB EM19fa United States DANIEL G PFLUGRATH

Book Totals: 2374 qso's   488 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

World Continents Award#6767
Granted: 2015-03-12 03:55:04

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  • 17 Meters Mixed
Grid Squared Award#5633
Granted: 2015-03-12 03:55:03

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