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*** Amateur Radio Station ***

*** N7JND ***

All HF contacts are logged to ARRL's Logbook of the World

I have been a licensed Ham Radio Operator since 1983. I enjoy chatting on Ham Radio everyday of my life. I have never grown tired of this wonderful hobby. It's part of my everyday life. Radio itself has been a part of my life.

My wife Angie, is licensed as N7EMB (Amateur Extra) and we both are very involved with the hobby.

You can find me on one of the following repeater systems,,,

The EAARS System. See www.eaars.com for frequencies and details.

The DMR Digital Radio System - Arizona Local or North America

The D-Star Network - Mostly REF009C

I enjoy HF Operations nightly. You can find me mostly on 40 & 20 meters.

I am a VE for the RST VE Team.

Member of the ARRL - www.arrl.org

Member of the Eastern Arizona Amateur Radio Society (EAARS) - www.eaars.com

Member of the Radio Society of Tucson - Repeater SIG Chairman - www.rstclub.org

My other passion is playing the drums. I have been playing drums since 1974 and still enjoy gigging in and around the Tucson area. I have developed a drumming style that is solid and acurate.I play both acoustic and electric drums. My favorite kit is my Roland V-Drums which I now use full time at my gigs. I play for Sunset Red.  I fill in for many others around southern Arizona.  You can view the Sunset Red website, at http://www.sunsetredtucson.com

Every HF QSO is logged to Logbook of the World. I DO NOT PAPER QSL. It's the 21st century folks.

My Mentor: Horace E. Wheatcraft, K9FOF (sk)

Tour Of The Shack


I like running a clean simple Ham Shack. We've recently remodeled the room that houses the Ham Gear and Angie & I's everyday computer room. I also run simple antennas. I've got the room for the BIG GUN antennas, but never had an interest in them. I've always been a dipole kind of a operator. Currently a Comet H-422 Rotatable Dipole and an Inverted V G5RV up at 40 ft along with a Comet GP15 6/2/440 vertical. A 3 element 6 meter yagi and a 2/440 horizontal 5 element yagi for 2 meter SSB work. 11 Meter Vertical a SWL Antenna.

The old shack before the remodel


The Complete New Ham Shack



The Main Operating Position

Icom IC-718, Icom IC-706MKIIG, MFJ-962D 1K Tuner, MFJ-817 2/440 Watt Meter

Kenwood SP-930 HF Speaker. The HF Microphone is an Icom IC-SM6



My Medium Sized Power House HF Amp

Heathkit SB-200



I still Enjoy The Art Of SWL With My Realistic DX-150A Receiver

I Also Monitor Every Single 6m, 2m and 440 Repeater In The Area With The Scanner



My desktop computer where I do my everyday computing and logging to LoTW.

Also pictured here, is my weather station which receives data from outside.

I love weather watching.

The HT to the right of the weather station, is my D-Star radio. I can be reached on REF001C most of the time



I have always been fascinated with simple wire antennas and dipoles. The Comet H-422 Rotatable Dipole is my primary HF antenna mounted

at 35 ft AGL.. If we have QSO'ed, you no doubt have heard my signal from my Comet H-422.



The Comet H-422 Rotatable Dipole for 10 - 15 - 20 - 40 Meters




Another Shot Of The Comet H-422 Rotatable Dipole


The 6 Meter and 2 Meter / 440 Yagi


My Comet GP-15 2 Meter / 440 Vertical for local repeater use.


My 11 Meter 5/8 Wave Vertical for Lower 38 Operations


The wire antenna at the top of the photo, is the leg of my G5RV while the leg at the bottom of

the photo is my SWL Long Wire antenna.



Thanks for visiting the N7JND / N7EMB Ham Radio Shack. I look forward to ragchewing with you in the future.

If you hear me, call me. Always up for a QSO.


My Thoughts On CB Radio

As a child, I started out with a CB Walkie Talkie (Which I still have). I upgraded to a mobile CB in my parents car as a kid and when we moved to Tucson in the 70's, I put up a full blown CB base station including AM/SSB radios, Ground Planes and Beams. I was really involved with CB until I got my Ham ticket in 1980. After that, I didn't use it as much BUT I never lost my love for what I started off with. I AM NOT nor will I ever be, one of those "So Called" Ham Radio Operators that puts 11 meters and anyone that talks there, down or label them as an inferior radio operator. I as a Ham Radio Operator, am no better than the guy talking on the CB. I am still fascinated listening to truckers on Channel 19. I still like using SSB on 11 meters. I prefer not to associate myself with those who think they are better than the CBer because they hold a Ham Ticket.


I Do Not Paper QSL - If you mail me a card, you will get a confirmation back via Logbook of the World.

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