Primary Picture is one of my Re-Built Telex/HyGain 402BA linear-loaded 2 Ele 40M Beam at 63' with a time-lapse photo of stars circling the North Star - Kinda neat! My wife took this photo.
If you need a QSL, I use either the Bureau, EQsl, or Direct. If sending Direct, thats fine. If you have sent a card, be patient. I get quite a few requests for cards, as you can imagine. Thanks!
Musician also - Some of my music is on Reverbnation at: http://www.reverbnation.com/texritteracoustic I do mostly covers, and some original stuff.
Live Shack Cam! Online sometimes - Look me up! Follow this URL: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wy7ky
2016 Video of the shack https://youtu.be/TPoV9qLs8h4
Latest Propogation information and other useful information on propagation is at:http://www.solarcycle24.org/- Maintained by W4HM.
Thanks for the lookup! I started in Amateur Radio in 1976, in Bowling Green, KY. My interest in radio was in part due to my dabbling in CB, KNT5967, (Yea, I did that!), and my father's (WA4UID) experience as a CW operator in the Army in the 50's. I was licensed in 1977 as a novice with WB4UIC (just missing the WN4- calls), and then upgraded to General in 1978. It was then a long, dry spell before finally upgrading to Advanced in 1992. New Vanity Call in 2012 WY7KY. Been an ARRL Member since 1978.
I am the PIO for the Wyoming Section ARRL here in Cheyenne. Member of the Shy-Wy ARC also www.shywyarc.net
I mostly do phone operation on HF, and local VHF Ops on 146.550 Simplex. Look for me around 7.198 - 7.204 +/- QRM/N nightly, or working DX on 20-10M.
My equipment is:
Ameritron AL-811 500W Amp
ICOM 706MKIIG for 2M Sideband, and other 10-20M HF
Kenwood TM-V7A 50W for UHF/VHF,
Motorola Spectra 50W VHF,
Motorola GM300 30W UHF,
Motorola XTS3000 Handheld for P25 monitoring,
CS700 DMR Handheld
Tower #1 is 63' of Rohn 25 guyed off at 32 and 58 feet with 5/16" EHS and 8' long "Jesus Hooks" in 1/2 yard of concrete each down 5 feet. The tower base has about 1.3 yards of concrete in a 3.5 X 4 foot hole. On it, I have the 2 Ele Telex-Hygain 402BA Yagi on 40M using a HAM IV Rotor, Wire inverted V's for 40 and 75M at 40', and a Sinclair 2-Bay VHF Vertical at 50 Ft. On top is a Jetstream 2M/440 Vertical.
Tower #2 is 32' of Rohn 25 tower with an Cushcraft A4S Tri-Bander and an A147-11 2-Meter beam for 2-Meter SSB above that at about 40'. Turning that mess with a Tailtwister II Rotor. Also have a 17M Half-Square wire antenna for 17M @ 25'. Back in 2010, I buried all the runs of coax from both towers in 3" PVC, and added antenna switches to each tower. Ease of Operation!
I also do some HF USAF MARS work. My USAF MARS calls are AFA8GT.
I am currently retired USAF after serving 20+ years for Uncle Sam. I was a Wideband radio technician (ex-304X0/2E1X4), and Visual Imagery and Intrusion Detection Systems technician. I joined the USAF in 1982, as a Security Police specialist until I cross-trained in 1987 into communications. I retired at the rank of TSgt, but did make MSgt (E-7) before retiring, just didn't take the stripe - wanting to get back home to the wife after 2 years away from home, and a new life.
My tours have been to Berlin, GE Templehof AS (83-86), Whiteman AFB, MO (86-87), Keesler AFB, MS (87), FE Warren AFB, WY (87-92), Kunsan AB, Korea (92-93), HL9WY was the Korean Call, Ellsworth AFB, SD (93-94), Nellis AFB, NV (94-97), Saudi Arabia (97), Dyess AFB, TX (97-00), Osan AB Korea (00 - 01), HL9WY was the Korean call, and Langley AFB, VA HQ ACC/SC (01 - 03), then Home to Cheyenne in Jan 2003.
I have 3 acres of land about 4 miles North-East of Cheyenne in the county. The house was built in 2003. I am currently retired, but previously was a Service Manager for a Motorola Sales and Service company here in Cheyenne. More time to play radio!
Look forward to hearing you on the air!! Best 73, and Good DX!! - Tom WY7KY (ex-WB4UIC, HL9WY) AFA8GT-USAF MARS
Below - 2015 Shack Configuration
Best 73!!! Tom
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