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Radios: ICOM IC-7600 HF, IC-7000 VHF/UHF

Amplifier: Ameritron AL-1500

Tuner: Palstar AT4K

Audio: Heil PR-781, W2IHY 8-band EQ & EQ Plus

Antennas: 160m horizontal delta loop at 30ft, Hi-Z amplified four-square receive for 160m 80m 40m, Diamond X200A for 2m and 70cm, SteppIR DB18 on US Tower TX-489MDPL for 40m through 6m (awaiting installation).

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My QTH is fifteen miles southeast of Tucson, Arizona in the mountain grasslands of Corona de Tucson at 4,000ft elevation. I am very fortunate to have nearly 2000 feet of elevation drop to the north, east, and west. Above is one of my other hobbies, my Lancair 360. This beautiful airplane was built by Keith Fowler, W6BCQ. The picture below was taken from my back porch, showing the elevation change to the north west toward Tucson.



This picture, taken by KE7ILW, shows KW7XX and I working on final assembly of my SteppIR DB18 as daylight fades.



My SteppIR was previously mounted on a house bracketed 50ft Rohn 25G tower. Using a tram system that I fabricated with a short section of Rohn 45G, the whole antenna, mast, and rotator assembly could be moved anywhere from rooftop level to 15ft above the top of the tower using an electric winch.



The pictures below of me using this massive 80ft tall Collins discone antenna were taken at the Titan Missile Museum south of Tucson, AZ. This antenna was the primary HF antenna for this missile silo to keep in contact with the Strategic Missile Defense System. The folks at the museum were kind enough to work with the Green Valley Amateur Radio Club to allow amateur radio operators to use the antenna during museum operating hours. I was able to make a few dozen DX contacts in the span of an hour on everything from 10m to 40m using this antenna.

More information about this antenna can be found at:




Remote area ham radio operation with my Jeep near Moab, Utah.



Have we worked before? Search my Club Log to find out!

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - AE7KZ
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dedateband mode grid Country op
W5IP 2017-03-18 160m LSB DM65sb United States CARROLL D CARTER III
KA7TXS 2017-03-15 160m LSB DM22QQ84 United States JOHN A SCHWAMM SR
5U5R 2017-03-15 40m CW JK13am Niger Niger 2017 Dxpedition by Tifariti Gang
W6AFA 2017-03-14 40m USB DM04td United States ALEXANDER SHERMAN
5U5R 2017-03-14 40m LSB JK13am Niger Niger 2017 Dxpedition by Tifariti Gang
CU2KG 2017-03-11 20m USB HM77ft Azores Martti Laine OH2BH
5U5R 2017-03-11 20m USB JK13am Niger Niger 2017 Dxpedition by Tifariti Gang
KD8ZQG 2017-03-09 20m USB EN82dd United States Gregory J Stuk
WA9E 2017-03-09 20m USB EN51xv United States ROBERTO M BELTRAMELLI
W5VMD 2017-03-09 20m USB EM13pa United States DANIEL O WEDDLE
WW4RC 2017-03-09 20m USB EM63on United States Richard W Calhoun
KP3CO 2017-03-08 20m USB FK68RI16 Puerto Rico JOEL VELEZ NIEVES
K6FNX 2017-03-05 160m USB CM98gq United States Benjamin J Ruedger
K0AXE 2017-03-03 160m USB DM79fk United States John P Barbara
AB2BH 2017-03-03 160m USB DM41vj United States DAVID B PARTINGTON SR

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