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Thank you for looking at my page.  I'm hoping we are having, or had a great QSO.  I look forward to many more.  I log 100% of my contacts in QRZ, LoTW and eQSL.

In the shack the radio is a Kenwood TS-2000 with a Heil PR-40 mic.  Coupled to that I have an Acom 600S Amplifier, M2 6M3 3 element 6 meter yagi at 60', along with a Cushcraft A4S 4 element 10/15/20 meter yagi at 57'.  For 2 meter and 70 cm I have a Tram 1480 dual band vertical antenna at 62'.  For omni on 10, 12, 15 and 17 meters I have an Imax 2000 vertical.  To rotate the yagi antennas I have a Yaesu G-450 rotator mounted on a 60' Rohn 25G tower, 5' of which is buried in 4 yards of concrete and guyed at 25' and 50'.  The SWR meter is a Diamond SX-240C.

On the road I have a Yaesu FT-857D and a Diamond SD330 screwdriver antenna that covers 6 meters through 80 meters.  For 2m/440 Mhz I have a Comet CSB-790 antenna.

I've always been fascinated with radio and electronics in general.  In middle school a friend and I both built Heathkit 5 channel CB radios and would talk homework on the air, etc.  I took several electronics classes in high school, then attended a vocational school for half of every school day in my junior and senior years in high school to finish out my electronics curiculum.  After high school I served in the US Air Force as a 304X0, Radio Relay Equipment Repair from 1974-1978.  There I maintained TRC-35 VHF gear along with the Lenkurt AN/UCC-4 600 channel frequency division multiplexers connected to Nippon Electric Company (NEC) 2 Ghz and 7 Ghz microwave radios carrying telephone traffic between military installations in Japan.  I'm so glad I had this experience because it turned into my professional career after I left the military.

When I retired from the Bell Telephone System and its successors in 2015 after 35 years I decided to get my Amateur Radio Technician Class License on March 15th 2016, something I've wanted for decades but was held up by the code requirement.  Finding the Tech Class bands fading fast I then tested and passed the General Class License on September 13th 2016, then as of November 14th 2017 I passed my Amateur Extra exam to open up all of the bands.  DX, ragchew and light contesting are some of my favorite activities.

I also enjoy tracking my weather at home and upload that to my website at http://www.slatersweather.com using the Davis Instruments Vantage Vue weatherstation.

I log all QSO's on QRZ, and export/import from LotW and EQSL. 

I hope to be talking with you again soon!



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QRZ Logbook Summary for - AG7KO
Latest Contacts for AG7KO at QRZ.com
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KD0YOB 2018-02-14 20m SSB EN43BX56 United States Peter J Ebertowski
N4DAB 2018-02-14 20m SSB EL99kf United States Daytona Beach CERT ARC
W0QQQ 2018-02-14 20m SSB EM19re United States KANSAS STATE UNIV ARC
K3NEM 2018-02-14 20m SSB FM19pe United States National Electronics Museum Amateur Radio Club
W0BHS 2018-02-14 20m SSB DN70kh United States Berthoud High School Radio Club
NZ8C 2018-02-14 20m SSB EN80md United States Richard R Wetherald
N1RPH 2018-02-14 20m SSB FN44wp United States MICHAEL J BURRILL
W6RFU 2018-02-14 20m SSB DM04bk United States Amateur Radio Club At UCSB
KF5CRF 2018-02-14 20m SSB EM04so United States TIGER RADIO CLUB
K0FCL 2018-02-12 20m SSB EM17vv United States CONRAD E VEALE
JH1GEX 2018-02-12 20m SSB PM95ik Japan KOMATSU YUTAKA
K2JPV 2018-02-12 20m SSB FN30BR United States JOHN P VILIUSIS
K4DMS 2018-02-12 20m SSB EM93va United States DuBose Middle School Radio Club
W9OSI 2018-02-12 20m SSB EM49xc United States DIRK A MATUSKA

Book Totals: 494 qso's   209 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Counties Award#8734
Granted: 2018-02-14 04:38:02   (AG7KO)

  • 100 Counties Mixed
World Continents Award#19842
Granted: 2018-02-08 17:52:02   (AG7KO)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
Grid Squared Award#18640
Granted: 2018-01-30 06:12:03   (AG7KO)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
United States Award#3833
Granted: 2017-12-14 15:57:05   (AG7KO)

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