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JUNE 8-10 2013. I operated the JUNE VHF CONTEST from DM53 in the White Mtns of Eastern AZ
First licensed as a Technician Class in 1965 as WA7EEF at the age of 13 years. I upgraded to 20 WPM Extra so I could operate on 3.818 to coordinate MS contacts on VHF. I am mainly interested in VHF/UHF weak signal SSB/CW, with emphasis on Six Meters, VHF/UHF portable contesting, grid DXpeditions, and mountain topping. I have operated portable from almost every grid in Arizona over the years as a single op and with the Arizona Six Shooters (N7AMA Tom, WW7B Morgan, W7NS Terry, and others). I am currently active on 50, 144, 222, 432, and the 1296 Mhz bands. I worked some of the first ever recorded 2xES on 144 Mhz in the 1987 VHF QSO Party, working Florida and Georgia on the second hop. Best DX on Six is JA6 LONGPATH over Africa, over 18,000 KM. French Reunion Island (FR5) is my best DX short path.
Currently active on HF as well, as this solar cycle seems to be a bust on Six Meters. Up to 310 DXCC worked so far on HF.
SOTA (Summits On The Air): I have recently joined the SOTA ranks. This group encourages portable operation from mountain tops you have hiked to. This is a fun outdoor activity you can enjoy with as little as an HT and a good pair of legs to get you to the top of a mountain. So look for me and my FT817 operating QRP, with a dipole from a remote mountain top on weekends. I am usually on 14.062 CW or14.342 SSB (it's easy to work QRP with a dipole on 20 meters). Also look on 50.125, 144.200, and 144.410/146.52 FM. VHF from a mountain top is great fun. 100 miles on an HT is not uncommon.
Other hobbies include hunting, Fly fishing, 4-wheeling, hiking across the Grand Canyon, camping, backpacking, canoeing, grandkids, and anything else other than work.
I currently work as a Senior RF Technician with Freescale Semiconductor in Tempe, Arizona (29 years). Hope to retire soon!
My 50 MHz ARRL Operating Awards:
50 MHz WAS #168 (1978)
50 MHz WAC (1981)
50 MHz DXCC #524 (2002), 127 countries on 6m
June ARRL VHF Contest AZ and 7th Call District Scoring Records Held:
Unlimited Multi-Op: 254,286 points (WA7JTM, WW7B, N7AMA, W7NS, 2010, portable from DM53)
Limited Multi-Op: 380,546 points (WA7JTM, N7AMA, 2011, portable from DM46)
Single-op Low Power: 177,313 points(WA7JTM, 2003, portable from DM53)
June ARRL VHF Contest Portable Operations: listed by Grid I operated from and Years that I operated from that grid square
DM34: 1985, 1990
DM35: 1983, 1986
DM46: 1993, 1999, 2009, 2011, 2012
DM52: 1987, 1988
DM53: 1994-1998, 2003-2008, 2010, 2013
All of my June VHF contest QSO's from 1983 to date have been entered into LOTW.
I have also operated in many September VHF Contests from various grids, so check your logs for odd grids.
All non-contest contacts from the home QTH thru June 1984 are from DM43.
All non-contest contacts from the home QTH after June 1984 are from DM33.
I am currently entering in new QSO's into LOTW from my 27 paper logbooks which date back to 1965. Currently working on paper log number 2. Only a few thousand more QSO's to go!
C U on Six from DM, well, you'll just have to work me to see where I am today!
My little Antenna farm.
Me at the operating position.all awards on the wall are for VHF/50 MHz
VHF contesting from DM53
The Arizina Six Shooters.June VHF Contesting since the1970's in Arizona. L to R: Morgan WW7B, Terry W7NS, Pete WA7JTM, Tom N7AMA
Quail Hunting in the Sonoran desert:
A Twenty Four inch Brown Trout I caught while Fly Fishing. I took this picture and then released him. He should be a 30 incher by now.
After hiking across the Grand canyon, I took this picture of the South Rim (way in the back right of the picture).
Yes, that's the trail along the cliff.
Tahn and Pete (R) Hike across the Grand canyon in one day (Twenty Six milesin twelve hours to go across the canyon Rim-to-Rim).
Down the South Kaibab Trail into the canyon at 5 AM.
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