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I use my nickname "Rob" on the air.

The picture at the upper right is of me at my Novice station, WV2ZDK (NJ), in 1962 (Tx: Heathkit DX-40; Rx: Lafayette/Trio-Kenwood HE-30 into a 40m dipole).

Kirkland is on Lake Washington, directly across from the north end of Seattle.

I am a retired middle school language arts and special education teacher. I enjoy DXing, IOTA (Islands On The Air), and I especially enjoy the camaraderie with my friends on the air and at the local radio clubs.

My contacts are regularly uploaded to Logbook of the World (LoTW) and Club Log.  However, I prefer and collect traditional paper QSL cards.  I do not use eQSL.

In 1988 and 1989, my wife and I took a leave of absence from our teaching positions in Washington state, and we had a wonderful experience living and teaching in beautiful Miyagi Prefecture in the Tohoku (northeastern) region of Japan's Honshu Island (IOTA AS-007). I was active as 7J7AAM (Kakuda City, JCC 0608), and my Japanese amateur radio friends, including Shin, JA7FFN, Ken, JA7ACM, Nob, JA7AYE, Shin, JA1NUT, and Ken JH3HBF, were very helpful, and I will never forget their kindness.  


This is a photo of my friend Ken JA7ACM and me at Ken's fine station, in 1988.


I am a member of the Radio Club of Redmond (N7KE) and the Western Washington DX Club (W7DX).

A contact with me counts for the Totem Award.

Please check wwdxc.org for details.

One of the Western Washington DX Club's charter members was Mr. John Dack W7KH, ex. W7GUV, and now, sadly, a silent key.  W7KH, from a small city lot in Seattle, had more DXCC entities confirmed, including deleted entities, than any other DXer in the entire world, totaling 398!

Please see my articles based on the W7KH/W7GUV QSL card collection in the following issues of the Western Washington DX Club Totem Tabloid:

July, 2014, p. 7: http://www.wwdxc.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/July-2014-PDF.pdf

Sept., 2014, p. 2: http://www.wwdxc.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/September-2014.pdf

Nov., 2014, p. 9: http://www.wwdxc.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/November-2014.pdf

July, 2015, p. 4: http://www.wwdxc.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/July-2015.pdf

April, 2016, p. 5: http://www.wwdxc.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/April-2016.pdf

My articles based on the W7KH QSL card collection can also be found in the following issues of The DX Magazine:

Volume XXVIII, Number 3, May/June, 2016, p. 21; Volume XXVIII, Number 4, July/August, 2016, p. 18.

Let us probe the silent places

Let us seek what luck betides us

Let me take you to a lonely land I know

There’s a whisper on the night wind

There’s a star agleam to guide us

And the wild DX is calling

Let us go!  (Hugh Cassidy, WA6AUD, SK)   

"As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country." Proverbs 25:25

DX is! 

73, Rob KD7H 

No matter where you go, there you are.

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