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Greetings from Arizona the Grand Canyon state celebrating its 100th birthday 1912-2012. Please say hello using the"Web"button above!

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Bio [Kilowatt #7 Amateur Radio Transmitter]

Grüße und willkommen auf meinem QRZ vor Ort. Meine Familie stammt aus dem ehemaligen deutschen Republik PreuBen.

Husband, proud Father of two patriotic sons blessing us with five beautiful Grandchildren. Retired Engineering Mgr after 34 years in the DOD industry (Motorola GEG/General Dynamics C4S) and Law Enforcement SRT Commander. Army brat (Dad R.I.P. was 101 Airborne). Additionally both our sons served; USN Amphibious Base, Coronado and the Army's 1st SFG Washinton.

My introduction to Amateur Radio began in High School. During a family camping trip we stumbled into a Ham club field day site. Shortly thereafter I passed the Novice FCC administered code test. My novice gear included a Heath Kit HW-101 and HD-10 keyer. After upgrading to Tech+ I operated a Siltronix 1011D for 10 meter phone and later the KENWOOD TS-520SE hybrid. With little time for radio during my College and family years, retired my interest in HF for ~23 years. My renewed interest in the hobby came by SWL and email inspiration from Mark KC7JOG Silent Key, and later QSO'S with Tom Wilson W5QI Silent Key, Hal WG7Z Silent Key, and a wonderful man/friend Silent Key Warren NK7I.

The main operating station "Studio A" is located near Squaw Peak, part of the Phoenix Mountain Preserves in North Central Phoenix. Primarily operating the Low Bands, my interests include rag chews with friends new and old, experimenting with wire antennas, eSSB audio fidelity, working Low Band DX when propagation permits. I also monitor the Arizona "Rim-Link" and"Metro-Link" VHF/UHF repeater systems. If we worked from my mobile check-out QRZ K7ART/Mobile. I enjoy collecting Railroad period Telegraph Keys and Sounders. When not on the Air I enjoy Riding the steel horse with HOG chapter 93, Putting Greens and shooting sports. Looking forward to meeting you on the air.

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Studio A, Phoenix Arizona, Elevation 1,166 ft.

Click for Phoenix, Arizona Forecast



HF/VHF/UHF (1Delta Az)

  • KENWOOD TS-870S/AT, IF DSP. (HRD contolled).
  • KENWOOD SM-230 Station monitor, Band Scope, O-Scope.
  • KENWOOD SW-2000 Dual pwr/swr meter.
  • KENWOOD SP-950 "dual" speakers w/filters.
  • KENWOOD PS-52 Power Supply.
  • KENWOOD TL-922 QSK Amp (c/o friend NK7I, modified by Kessler Engineering).
  • Ameritron 811H 800w back-up. (811H #1).
  • Heil PR-781 Boom mounted studio microphone.
  • Stereo headset for Tx audio sampling.
  • Vibroplex Iambic Chrome"Deluxe" & 1949 original Chrome Presentation paddle (c/o friend K6SIU).
  • KENWOOD TM-V71A & RFC 2-417 for base VHF/UHF and crossband work.
  • ICOM 7000 for 2m/70cm & HF mobile using a Scorpion Screwdriver and ALS-500M & Mirage B3016G Amps.


  • Rohn 48'.
  • Diamound X-200A VHF/UHF collinear.
  • Hy-Gain VB-25 Yagi.
  • SWL end feed RW.
  • Elevated Hustler 4BTV.
  • Ground mounted Butternut HF2V.
  • 80m resonant dipole.
  • 40m NVIS resonant dipole @ 22' w/70-90° TOA.
  • Nye Viking MB-V-A 3KW roller inductor tuner.

Above, Studio "A" North Central Phoenix


Studio B, Northern Arizona, Elevation 6,014 ft.

Click for Payson, Arizona Forecast


HF/VHF "Man Cave" (1Echo Az).

  • KENWOOD TS-870S/AT #2 w/IF DSP & MARS Mod.
  • KENWOOD SW-2000 Dual pwr/swr meter.
  • KENWOOD PS-30 Power Supply
  • KENWOOD SP-31 Speaker.
  • KENWOOD SM-220 Station Monitor.
  • Heil PR-781 Boom mounted studio microphone.
  • WM Nye & Co straight Key.
  • Bencher Iambic Key.
  • MFJ 989c 3 KW roller inductor tuner.
  • Ameritron 811H 800w (811H #2).
  • 40m resonant Dipole; NVIS w/70-90° TOA @ 20' for receiver SNR optimization.
  • 40m & 80m resonant dipoles @ 65' (Custom install by N5SDO).
  • ICOM 2100 2m FM in the shack, ICOM 208 FM in the office.
  • Cushcraft AR-2 2m 1KW Collinear @ 70' (Custom install by N5SDO).
  • 5000 watt generator for shack AC back-up power.

Studio "B" is nestled in a Box Canyon on 5 acres in a small retreat community at the base of the Mogollon Rim. The Rim is the southern span of the Colorado plateau, a massive tectonic fault running through Arizona and New Mexico. As seen from the Rim photo below, this fault rises dramatically (1,600') from our home enclosing us West from Promontory Butte (7,625') East to Colcord Point (7,625'). Arizona's Rim country provides spectacular views across hundreds of miles of the world's largest stand of Ponderosa pines. This area was first inhabited by the ancient Anaszai people until ~1300AD, their ruins can be found nearby. We like to fish, hunt, hike and operate Amateur Radio in the beautiful Hunting lodge country of western novelist Zane Grey, neighbors; Western Artist Jim Hagen and Arizona Historian Marshall Trimbel.

Studio "B"

Roosevelt Bull Elk enjoying hay in the front yard.  (Elk toppled snowman).   From Christopher Mtn looking NE towards"Studio B" and the Mogollon Rim



Art de K7ART

Making acquaintances "World-Wide" one contact at a time! TM

  • Calls held since 1978 include KA7DSP, N7JSW, K7ART
  • Ten-X International # 42234, Arizona Desert Chapter # 346 , North Georgia Chapter NS # 2148.
  • Feld Hell # 3284
  • SKCC CW # 8290
  • FISTS CW # 15626
  • eQSL awards
    • W.A.S. 3x (40m/SSB/Mixed).
    • eDX




Radio Chain includes the infamous Kenwood TS-870S/AT IF DSP eSSB Machine, Dr Kessler modified Kenwood TL-922A and the Nye-Viking 3 KW tuner, the beast.

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