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**100 Watts and a wire ID - 1617,OMISS ID - 10925,

Digital Modes - PODXS ID - 2551,Feld Hell ID - 5846**

  

 

Just got a fresh batch of QSL cards in.  If you take the time to send one to me, I will take the time to return one no SASE required, I see no reason for someone to have to pay for getting a card in return after they sent you one in good faith if inside the USA of course.  I understand out of country exchange rates but think it is obnoxious to charge someone for sending a card that already sent one to you.

 

I'm a visually impaired operator originally licensed in New Jersey as N2OEU when the no code license was introduced. Upgraded to a Technician plus after passing my code test at 5, then the 13 wpm in the same session. Moved to North Carolina soon after that and forgot about it. Cleaned out my wallet and found  my CSCE for the code and realized I only about six weeks left before it expired.  Studied about a month and passed my General while living in North Carolina and took the vanity of W4ADL at that point.  Since I was living in North Carolina I wanted a "4" call.  While living in North Carolina I was heavily involved in all assets of emergency communications with the local ARES and especially SKYWARN as a spotter and Net Control operator.   A volunteer firefighter as a Training Officer then Assistant Chief for several years. 

 

Now permanently a North Las Vegas resident I have just received a "7" call sign. I guess I am of the old way of thinking that the designator should match your actual location.  My new call sign as of 6/10/2017 is "NO7E".  I am not a contester but I do love working the NPOTA and all types of special event stations.  I appreciate the time and effort all of those operators put into setting them up and using thier personal time and money to get the stations on the air.  

 

 

 

The above images were downloaded with less than optimum conditions during the July 22-24, 2017 International Space Station Celebration of 20 years of Amateur Radio aboard the ISS.  They could have been better if not for using my ICOM IC-9100 and a vertical antenna (non directional) Diamond X200A but came out better than I expected. 

 

I am currently a member of SATERN.org The Salvation Army Emergency Radio Network.  The ARRL, I received my VE accredidaton in March of 2017, The Henderson Amatuer Radio Club  and The Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club.  I am also a member of  OMISS and have been enjoying making contacts all over the country in an organized manor with a great bunch of guys and gals. I have made many friends in this group and hope to continue making more 

When I moved to Las Vegas in 2004 I became inactive up until June of 2016. I passed my Extra on July 2, 2016  

 

I am just starting to work with the HF digital modes.  JT65 has been my favorite and I spend a lot of time on it.  Before getting back into the hobby the only digital mode I ever played with was on 2 meter packet radio with an old Kantronics KPC3 that has been lost as explained below.

 I freely admit that once I passed my code test at 13 WPM I hit a block at 15 and gave up even trying back in 92.  I did not care about the code and had no interest in it at all.  This has recently changed however, I have been "relearning" the code because I want to say I conquered it.  The more my vision goes away the more important it will become as other digital modes will be all but impossible once I am fully blind.  I still have some vision in my right eye (15%)  and use a 42 inch LCD TV as a monitor for controlling my rig as well as everything else.  Getting the code in my head the proper way will let me be active without needing the display.  I am currently studying using my Android tablet and a program called "Morse Mentor" that is free but I did purchase a license to get rid of the ads and support the developer because it is a great program.  I have it set to send the code at 30WPM with 6WPM spacing, it uses the Koch method with Farnsworth timing so it is the best of both worlds.  It will not let you advance until you get at least 90%, but I am a little stubborn (A lot if you ask my YL), so I keep going until I get 100% before I move on to another letter.  

 

Current Rig Info:  ICOM IC-7300 for HF and an ICOM IC 9100 Satellite rig covering HF, 6, 2 Meters all mode 100 Watts, .70 CM 75 Watts.  D-Star Module installed.  None of any of this would be possible at this point if not for the note below about my original Elmer.  Thank you Roger for everything you have done, you did not have to do any of it but you did and it means a lot to me. 

 

Antennas: Alpha Delta DXCC for 80,40,20,15,10, and a Diamond X200A for 2/.70 CM

 

A special thank you to Roger KW2Q that has been A huge help and an awesome ELMER since I got my license back in 91.  Especially since I lost over $10k worth of equipment several years ago to a fire that put me off the air for over 12 years.  Without his assistance I would not be on the air right now.  


 

 

 

 


 

 

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - NO7E
Latest Contacts for NO7E at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
KR6EN 2017-09-22 40M FT8 EM59ES06 United States JAMES W GRUBBS, III
N7TEJ 2017-09-22 40M FT8 CN82HI United States Thomas E Josephson
NX6D 2017-09-22 40M FT8 CM97bq United States David S Fisher
WC0G 2017-09-22 40M FT8 EN16 United States Peter Pugliano
W7RLF 2017-09-22 40M FT8 CN87GA90 United States RYAN L FLOWERS
W7THY 2017-09-22 80M FT8 DM37GD United States JOHN W HARTUNG
JA8DKJ 2017-09-21 20M FT8 QN03pd Japan TAKESHI MITSUI
KK4PC 2017-09-21 20M FT8 EM62sl United States Phillip Calvert
VE6LL 2017-09-21 20M FT8 DO33ff Canada Terry Bosse
KJ4OK 2017-09-21 20M FT8 EM50UR United States Joseph C McCullough, Jr
VA7JH 2017-09-21 20M FT8 CO70ia Canada James Rutherford Hogg
N4EFS 2017-09-21 20M FT8 EM92WT73 United States REBECCA L MILLIGAN
WC3A 2017-09-21 20M FT8 EL98dt United States DAVID R SCHACK
WE5TXS 2017-09-21 20M FT8 EM02DL United States Russell E Plocheck
WA2RP 2017-09-21 20M FT8 FN30LW United States Razvan Popescu

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World Continents Award#17540
Granted: 2017-05-24 15:24:03   (W4ADL)

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Mixed
United States Award#3159
Granted: 2017-05-24 15:24:02   (W4ADL)

Grid Squared Award#15914
Granted: 2017-04-30 23:54:02   (W4ADL)

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Mixed
United States Counties Award#6487
Granted: 2017-04-29 11:48:02   (W4ADL)

Endorsements:
  • 100 Counties Mixed
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