The Profile picture is me fishing on Rufus Woods Reservior on the Columbia River above Chief Joesph Dam in Bridgeport, Washington.
I got my technician license on Field Day 2010 and then upgraded to General in December 2010. I upgraded to Extra class March 24,2012
I must thank my friend and elmer Larry W7WX for all the help, and encouragement so far, and he still is helping. And a special thanks to Al KK7UF for his on going help and support and everyone else who has elmered me along in this great hobby.
I grew up in a little town in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in North Eastern Washington State called Twisp. After High School in 1971, I moved to the Bay Area in California, where I worked in construction driving Heavy Equipment. Due to some unfortunate circumstances, I fortunately got to retire kind of young and moved back to where I grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, in 2004.
I run a Yaesu 2900 in my Jeep and an IC2200H in my boat, and in my Pickup I use the ic2300H
In the Shack:
I use the ID5100 for VHF and UHF
My main radio is anIcom 756Prolll
I also have a TS 480 and use that as well in my shack,as a back up, sweet radio.
I took the Dentron GTL 1000 tuner out of line and
am now using the LDG AT1000pro for tuning my wires.
I use the Audio-Technica ATR-30 boom mic and like it so much I bought a second one to use with the IC706MkllG
For power I use the AL80B Amp,
and I just picked up the ALS600 that Thanks to AG7K Dennis for helping me with hooking it up so I can switch between the amps.
On my roof I have a 4 band wire fan dipole for 80,40 20, and 10 meters.
Added a 160 loop wire antenna Jan 2014
I put up the TH6DX Oct 2,2012 and I LOVE it
I have a 2 meter and a 6 meter antenna on the tower and on top of that I put my Imax 2000 vertical. It is a beautiful thing. IMO. That is my set up for now...
I am involved in our local Ham club, The Okanogan County Amateur Radio Club. W7ORC
Please check out my website- http://www.w7mcm.com/
I do LOTW, eQSL,7th AreaDX BUREAU at theWillamette Valley DX Club
Thanks for checking out my page.
The first picture is my tower as of Oct 2, with my TH6DX and 2m and 6m beams and the imax 2000 on the top.
Next is a picture of my station in 2014
Next is my shack as of April 2015. Love my new 756 Prolll
Next in our boat is my Mom and me fishing in the Columbia River and she has a King Salmon hooked. Great fun!!
The last picture is one early morning, on the Columbia River next to Brewster,Wa., waiting for that first bite!!
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