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September 2017 update... it has been a busy summer for NG7M.  I picked up a used LM-470 in Los Angeles as a distraction during the Visalia DX Convention in April of 2017.  After the spring weather calmed down, it's pretty much been an eat, sleep and drink effort getting the tower installed and refurbing a used SteppIR DB-18 (during the hottest summer on record for Utah).

I have several videos showing the progress of the tower project that you can find on my YouTube Channel.  I also have a photo gallary which includes more pictures than most would want to see.  My photo gallery can be found at this link.

The first real operating event with the new tower and beam was the CQWWRTTY contest.  I'm very happy with the results so far and its nice to have a beam back up again after 12 years.  The SteppIR BigIR has been fun, but there is just a bit of a difference with a DB18 now up at 80 ft.  The RTTY contest was a good test of the new SPE 2K-FA and the setup.  Now it's time for a serious effort in a CW contest.  

I hope to hear you on the bands... 73 de Max NG7M

December 2015 update... I have been spending most of my Amateur Radio time in 2015 (and hard earned $$$ for that matter!) upgrading the NC7J AR-Cluster 6 DX Node which runs at my home QTH in Syracuse Utah.  You can find more details about the NC7J setup at: NC7J QRZ.com listing. 73 de Max NG7M

Older updates below:

2012 7th Area QSO Party(May 5th and 6th) Update: I will be operating Single Operator this year at a 3 County Line. My exchange will be:

Signal Report + WYSWE / UTSUM / UTDAG

Wyoming Sweetwater County, Utah Summit County and Utah Daggett County.

One QSO with NG7M will give you all three Counties and Two States! I will be operating primarily CW and Phone with some RTTY potentially thrown in based on my QSO / Score Rate.

73 de Max NG7M and I hope to work you on multiple bands and modes in the 7QP this year!


April 16th 2012 Update... I'm in Dublin (Ireland) the week of the 16th of April. Returning home on the 22nd. I brought a station setup with me and the hotel looks very promising. 4th floor and I think I can get the end fed wire up. If you hear EI/NG7M that will be my station. I will only QSL via LoTW and eQSL for this stay.

I hope I can get on the air. 73 de Max NG7M


March 16th update... HI3/HI9 March 2012 Operating in the Dominican Republic:

QSL Cards on Order, SASE Please!... see my QRZ profile picture for what the QSL will look like. (KC7EKL my XYL at El Cabito, Las Galeras)

Logs uploaded to eQSL as of 13:30Z March 15th 2012 (with eQSL AG status for NG7M/HI3 and NG7M/HI9)

Logs uploaded to LoTWas of 02:00Z March 15th 2012

Logs uploaded to Club Log. You can search and check to see if you are in my log here:

Search Club Log NG7M/HI9

Search Club Log NG7M/HI3

Dominican Republic NG7M Reciprocal Operating Permit

73 de NG7M

March 11th update... worked ~1000 more QSO's on the 9th and morning of the 10th from Cabarete as NG7M/HI3. I had a really nice pile up on 24mhz the morning of the 10th!

First I need to thank Rafael HI8KW for helping me with the last minute permit to operate on this trip. ~1650 QSO's on CW would not have been possible without Rafael. Rafael is a class act and defines what Amateur Radio is all about.

It will take some time to request certs from the ARRL for LOTW and get eQSL setup for the digital confirmations. Please be patient. I will post a list of the stations I worked in a day or two.

73 for now de NG7M

March 8th update... this fly by night mini expedition has been fun! I worked stations for a couple nights from Las Galeras (Samana HI9 area). ~650 contacts. CW only. I can't even get motivated to plug the microphone in...ugh, SSB, shudder... Anyway, my wife and I drove to Cabarete today and I received permisson to put up an antenna at this hotel too (looking at the ocean as I type this). We got here at dusk and i didn't have time to put it up, but I'll get things going hopefully in the morning on the 9th. I will be signing NG7M/HI3 for Cabarete, just west to the Samana HI9 area if you look at a DR callsign area map.

By the way, I'm signing NG7M/HI based on my permit from the Dominican Republic if anyone is wondering. I stuck with the way the permit shows how to sign. I guess the DR is like the US, signing portable with the country prefix after the callsign. So please don't start a discussion about how I'm signing my callsign. IARU recommendations, yada, yada, yada. I'll sign how they (the DR) tells me to sign.

de NG7M

March 7th 2012 Update...

I was able to line up an early permit and started operating March 7th from Las Galeras / Samana area as NG7M/HI9. I had some nice runs on 40 meters... thanks for QSO's gents. I'm using an Icom IC-7000. I'm running 100 watts into an end feed wire 124' thrown up into the trees / palms here were I'm staying in Las Galaras.

I'll be back on the evening on the 7th and will operate in the early hours of the 8th GMT.

March 3rd 2012 Update...

I will be in the Dominican Republic from March 4th through March 11th 2012. I'm taking a station with me and I have requested an operating permit with the help of HI8KW. If you hear me I'll be signing portable HI8/HI9 etc...I may or may not be able to throw up a station at the 4 different locations we will be staying.

73 and I hope I can pull off a little operating in DR. de NG7M

I prefer LOTW and or eQSL.

2009 Update

After about 8 years off the air, I started getting active again in April of 2009. I enjoy HF contesting and prefer CW, but I can be found working SSB and other Digital Modes too.

W7CT, Jim Lawrence and I run and host the NC7J Utah DX Packet Cluster (NC7J Utah Contest Club DX Cluster).Currently the Cluster server and RF/Packet Radios are at my QTH in Syracuse Utah. Jim and Ihave been funding andrunning the only DXcluster in Utah since 1996. You can connect to our DX Cluster node via telnet at: dxc.nc7j.com(default telnet port 23) Please see the NC7J QRZ Entry for more details.

We also have a popular Web Based Cluster interfaceat: http://www.nc7j.com You can also post spots from the web interface. For mobile devices / hand held phone browser based devices, use this URL for our NC7J Mobile Cluster: http://www.nc7j.com/mc

RF Packet connections in the Utah Salt Lake City valley can be made by connecting to NC7J on 144.95mhz or connect to UTDXC from one of the many netrom nodes in the area or via other AXIP nodes around the country.

We are also running a QS1R CW Skimmer Server in Syracuse Utah.

The picturebelow is from my current QSLcard (froma trip / hike into Delicate ArchinArches National Park in the Fall of2008).

de NG7M

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