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Hello, Thanks for looking me up.

As of March 2015:

Exciters: Kenwood TS590SG, Swan 270B, Drake R4C/T4XC for HF, Icom IC706

Antenna: 6 - 40M, SteppIR 3E at 100' (abt 30.8M), 80M Elevated GP

Tower:  Douglas Fir Tree

Former Calls: KA7DFQ, N7CGW, NI7R

CWOPS #1441, FISTS #17205

I love ham radio, almost as much as my beautiful wife of 29 years and our three kids 18, 20 & 22 :)   I have been licensed since 1977 at 12 years old. 

My main interests have been DXing and some contesting. But I enjoy a great ragchew as well.

I was introduced to the hobby by a great friend, George Hoffman, W7POE who, along with an ex WWII radio man, Merlin 'Walt' Walton, W7ACQ, turned me on to CW, which is by far my favorite mode.

My Renton , WA station, after a 9 year wait, is finally back together. After a substantial negotiation endeavour with the neighborhood beautification committee (aka the xyl), I installed my SteppIR 3 element yagi at the top of God's greatest gift to my station - a 30M Douglas fir tree. Now sitting at 31 meters, on top of the second highest hill in the area (approx.137m asl), this incredible antenna performs really well..

I am very grateful for for all of the support of the team at SteppIR for their patience and assistance in gettting to this point. A special thanks to Adam Blackmer, K7EDX, for his "rescue" of the installation effort in the middle of a work day afternoon. As it was, I ended up still on the "tower" at 8 PM finishing things up with a headlamp.  But without Adam's assistance I'd have never gotten it done as the next day ushered in winter in the Pacifc Northwest bringing 35 mph winds and rain. Thanks Adam!

My first QSO from my own station - A Swan 270B that my dad bought me as an 8th grade graduation present at 14 years old was with a guy who has beome a lifelong friend, John Mertel, WA7IR (K7PU). John introduced me that day to his brother Mike K7IR who has mentored the 2 of us in the hobby and in life ever since, two of the best men I have ever known. One of the highlites of my year is our annual SSPH effort from K7IR in Moses Lake, WA.

Lots of other interests - Life's an adventure! Cycling, Climbing, Fishing, Hunting the wiley elk and birds, waterskiing, snow skiing, Futbol (the real one!)  flying and I hope to take sailing lessons in 2016.

I have an alternate QTH in Yelm, WA where we have our family lake home on Lawrence Lake. Station there consists of a IC706 and an AI7R CCD Dipole for 20M/40M at 65', an Inv Vee for 80M, an Inv L for 160 M and  K9AY loop for low band RX. I am mostly on at night when in Yelm as it is our family vacation home and most of the days are full. Thanks for your time and interest. If we have not already had one, I look forward to a qso some day!


Mt Rainier Summit, 14,411' June 25th 2015


Looking Down from 30M

Looking North

Looking East

Looking South

Looking West

Looking down on the beach at our family lake place



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QRZ Logbook Summary for - K7XH
Latest Contacts for K7XH at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
KK6JPA 2015-01-13 40m CW CM98lq United States Michael J Uhrik
KC7NL 2014-04-27 40m CW DM42jg United States ROSEMARY J BRADEN
ZL1BVB 2014-04-06 40m CW RE78kp New Zealand S T (MIKE) YUEN
JY9FC 2014-03-06 20m SSB JJ00aa Jordan Jovica Todorovic
TR8CA 2014-02-18 40m CW JJ40ql Gabon ALAIN COMBELLES
W7HB9FHV 2013-12-15 40m SSB EM17iq United States RICHARD J HEIM
VE3BW 2013-12-14 10m CW FN02kx Canada Joseph Charles Adams
N0AAH 2013-12-14 10m SSB EM37pr United States STEPHEN R SHOBE
AK4QR 2013-12-14 10M SSB EM64nt United States Shawn D Phillips
KJ4WMY 2013-12-14 10M SSB EM75pe United States Harvey J Smart
KG7DRE 2013-12-14 10m SSB CN87xj United States Casey L Offord
K8BTU 2013-12-14 10m CW EN80lf United States William R Morris
KB8ESY 2013-11-17 15m SSB EL87ow United States Rex W Symonds
W8MRL 2013-11-17 15m SSB EM79RL United States Rob

Book Totals: 89 qso's   69 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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