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I received my first ticket (Novice), KN7HIL, in February 1959, followed by my General class license, K7HIL, a few months later, which I have held ever since. The temptation to get a vanity call after owning this one for 45 years quickly passed when I got my Extra in June of 2005.

I am a VE with the Laurel Group and belong to both the Catalina Radio Club and the Radio Society of Tucson.

My current station: an ICOM IC-7800 driving an SPE Expert 2K-FA automatic legal limit amplifier. I use a Icom 706 MK-IIG for mobile/portable/VHF and UHF operations. I have a trusty TenTec Eagle as a back-up / second rig and a fairly complete set of test equipment. The antenna system is made up of two elements on top of a TX-455, 55 foot, tower: A 4 element SteppIR Yagi and a fan dipole or  "maypole". The maypole consists of a 160M/60M (trapped), a 75M (CW) and finally an 80M (SSB) dipole. A Palstar HF-Auto tuner is used on 160m/75m/80m/60m. My standby antenna is a Hustler 5BTV vertical just in case. 

I retired in 2010 as a Senior Fellow at a major aerospace company. My work included the design and integration of navigation systems (typically GPS/INS).

I share a couple of acres at the foothills of the Catalina Mountains in NE Tucson with my wife Barbara and our Schnauzer, Blaze. Update: Saddly Blaze was struck by a car and killed in June of 2016. We now have a new Schnauzer puppy named Farley, who at 5 months, is still driving us crazy!

The pix below shows the shack as of the end of December, 2015.

Lately taken up the "sub"-hobby of frequency measurement and have participated in the past few ARRL FMTs. A great challenge, requires both technical and artistic participation - give it a try!. The picture below shows the monitored screens during a typical FMT exercise (shack in a previous location).


 Antenna system shown below

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - K7HIL
Latest Contacts for K7HIL at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
TA1AJJ 2016-03-10 40m CW kn41ja Turkey BULENT AYTOP
PW0F 2015-05-15 40m CW HI36td Fernando de Noronha Vilho "Ville" Hiilesmaa MD PY2ZEA OH2MM
D44BS 2014-05-20 20m SSB KK34aa Cape Verde ANGELO MENDES
K6LPS 2010-11-27 80m SSB DM12lq United States LERNEL P SARNO
K3CTT 2010-11-05 20m SSB FM19no United States DOUGLAS E DRAKE
KJ4LZU 2010-11-03 20m SSB EM74qb United States Charles E Rose
KJ4LZU 2010-11-03 20m SSB EM74qb United States Charles E Rose
BH7OZG 2010-10-19 20m SSB OL72dr China Shan Jiang (JASON)
BH7OZG 2010-10-19 20m SSB OL72dr China Shan Jiang ( JASON )
IS0HFE 2010-10-18 15m CW JM49pf Sardinia SIMONE PETTINAU
WA7HDI 2010-10-10 40m CW DM22sq United States Joe P Richey
NJ1T 2010-10-10 40M CW FN32ik United States DOUGLAS R CRITTENDON
W5DGF 2010-10-10 20m SSB EL09pl United States DONALD G FULTON
W4AYQ 2010-10-09 20m SSB FM03cq United States DAVID E ROSE
W3WMS 2010-10-09 20m SSB EM04xp United States WILLIAM M SCOTT, III

Book Totals: 38 qso's   34 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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