Continuously licensed since 1975, first as WN9QCB with subsequent call signs including: WB9QCB, N9AAY, KC7RL and KD7DD. Finally, WN7L . Retired (Emeritus) Faculty of Public Health, Department of Biology, Utah State University, Logan, UT. My field of teaching and research was industrial hygiene with emphasis on mining activities in relation to health exposures. After 66 years of below zero weather in northern Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and northern Utah, I now live in Prescott, AZ with my wife Susan, KF7ANT, where there is perfect weather and no room for more hams (Hi, Hi). This is a great place to retire with a lot of ham radio activity. I belong to the Yavapai Amateur Radio Club, the Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association, the Central Arizona DX Association, the Mingus Mountain Repeater Group and Arizona Near Space Research (ANSR) balloon group, all of which are great organizations.
My equipment includes a Kenwood TS 990S, a Kenwood TS 830S station, a Kenwood TS 2000, an Ameritron AL-811H amplifier and various VHF and UHF units. My primary antenna is a Cushcraft MA5B "mini beam" for 10,12,15, 17 and 20 meters and also an M2 6m3 beam for six meters both located atop a Force 12 LPT 1242 crank up mast which fits the requirements of the sub division (and neighbors) perfectly. I also have a cobbled together Butternut vertical with a mess of radials out back for 20, 30, 40 and 80 meters and a Arrow J pole for 2 meters and 440 MHz on top of the LPT 1242 mast.
I like chasing DX but am not yet a "rabid" DXer. In the past, rag chewing has been more enjoyable for me but that seems to be changing. CW is getting to be fun again.
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