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Happy 2016!!!!

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

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Best 73!!!  Tom

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - WY7KY
Latest Contacts for WY7KY at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
KC0FCL 2016-07-25 40m SSB EM17ut United States CONRAD E VEALE
KG5KPU 2016-07-25 40m SSB EM13WB78 United States David A Rogers
VA3LBR 2016-07-25 40m SSB FN04jm Canada Leslie Bluestein
WA7JET 2016-07-16 20m SSB CN87uw United States Boeing ACS Everett
W1AW 2016-07-15 20m SSB FN31pr United States ARRL HQ OPERATORS CLUB
WC8VOA 2016-07-08 40m SSB EM79ti United States West Chester Amateur Radio Association
KJ5SF 2016-06-11 6m SSB EM45ce United States STANLEY C RONGEY
KW4BA 2016-06-11 6m SSB EM73fh United States Sam E Rowland
W4HLR 2016-06-11 6m SSB EM56jb United States HOWARD L RUNIONS
KB3RHR 2016-06-11 6m SSB EN90sa United States Craig A Yoho
WB8VLC 2016-06-09 6m SSB CN84LV24 United States MICHAEL A MAY
WA7AJ 2016-06-09 6m SSB CN94ib United States ADDISON J PARRY
K9KHW 2016-06-09 6m SSB EN63ad United States RAYMOND H GRENIER
KO9A 2016-06-09 6m SSB EN52xc United States JAMES M SPENCE
KB8U 2016-06-09 6m SSB EN71sw United States RUSSELL J DWARSHUIS

Book Totals: 2996 qso's   931 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

Grid Squared Award#1583
Granted: 2015-01-28 18:23:59   (WY7KY)

  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
World Continents Award#1729
Granted: 2015-01-28 18:23:58   (WY7KY)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
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