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I'm a proud member of the Central Arizona DX Association http://www.cadxa.org , and Member: ARRL ; PRB-1 lives

STATION: Yaesu FT-2000D (awesome rig), ICOM IC-706MKIIG (a big punch in a small package), ICOM IC-751 (great receiver inherited from my Uncle John Sheldon, WA8MVH, SK - 1910-2002), and Yaesu FT-650 (6-10-12 Meters).

In 2008, I joined the ranks of those who use an I2RTF Begali Iambic Keyer and have to say it's the best. But, I can't forget the Bencher paddles because they are my favorite and I have them packed for the field!

Currently using a Hy-Gain AV-640 "Patriot" multi-band vertical, and actually enjoying it for the most part. Preparing to re-install a tower and Force 12 C4XSL, among other antennas.

LICENSE HISTORY: Licensed in 1970 at age 11 as WN8GPA in Michigan, I enjoy mostly CW, and relate this closely to my life-long drumming hobby. One of my first achievements as a youngster growing up in our home town of Owosso, Michigan, was to earn a 10 WPM certificate from the ARRL July 16, 1970, copying their transmission solid. To my dismay as a child, we moved to Arizona in 1971. I then became WN7WDZ, and let that slide when girls, high school, and college later came into play.

When I was re-introduced to ham radio in 1991 in Arizona, I passed 20 WPM on July 27, 1991 in Flagstaff at Ft. Tuthill, before my Novice license, KB7NYO, showed up in the mail. By that December I passed the Extra class examination and became KG7XC.

In March 1998, I selected KN7Y as my call sign.

I am fortunate to have had some great mentors in 1991 including my brother Neil K7WK and my father Jack KG7X (sadly SK as of June 2011, X-W7IVB, X-K8WWK in Michigan). I must also give a great amount of credit to members of the CADXA who have inspired me at one time or another. Other family hams include another brother Dave K7NL, sister Marie AB7FO, and nephew Robert KB7JEC (now with his grandfather's call KG7X - congratulations Rob!). My son Jack III is planning to sit for his Technician exam this January 2014.

DXCC: 5BDXCC No. 6119, with 17 & 30 meter endorsements. Entities Confirmed 05/2009: 313 Mixed (312 Current)/ 298 CW. Challenge award credits: 1,367. I'm working on something special for the next sunspot cycle.

Congratulations to my brother Neil K7WK for 5BDXCC No. 6118, and to my Dad KG7X (now SK)for earning his first DXCC award a couple of years ago with 174 mixed and for DXCC on CW as well. Great going, guys! Thanks to the ARRL for processing a ton of Sheldon family cards in 2007. Time flys.

IOTA: In 2007,Ibecame interested in the IOTA program sponsored by the RSGB. It has been interesting to find QSL's for almost 150 IOTA References in my collection, even while the ARRL has another 650+ of my QSL's right at this time. My first application is submitted 6/2007.

WAZ: As of 6/2007, I am eligible for the basic 5-Band WAZ award, with 179 known confirmed credits: 10m:36, 15m:36, 20m:40, 40m:35, and 80m:32. My weak zones are 22 and 23, and weak band is of course 80m. As soon as the DXCC and IOTA applications are processed, above, I'll be submitting applications for the CQ WAZ award program.

Best DX / IOTA / 73 / CW

Jack L. Sheldon, Jr., CPA (Sheldon Family Association, Asst. Genealogist & Life Member)

**** QSL REQUESTS: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ****

QSL PJ2T is not via KN7Y!  Refer to www.pj2t.org (Scott N9AG is now a Silent Key).

For 9G5TL, KN7Y was the QSL manager, however please read this NOTICE: The LOG for this October 1994 CADXA-driven DXpedition to Ghana will officially be closed on October 31, 2007 after 13 years. After this date, LoTW ONLY. Please be patient, we are still working on converting paper logs into LoTW (still working on this in 2008).

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