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First licensed in 1959 in Chicago with a K9 call while in high school. Received the W7DFO call in 1966 when I moved to Seattle after graduating from college. Have managed to remain active with a modest station almost continually. I dabble in DX and also QRP. Recently have gotten back on 6 meters on CW and SSB. Presently have a long wire which tunes on 160, 80 and 60 meters, a 40 meter dipole, a small Triband beam and a 2 meter two element collinear for FM. My primary modes are CW and SSB and just started doing a little psk 31.  My SKCC # is 1791 and I usually participate in SKN with a Tuna Tin II at QRPp level on 40 CW. I change antennas around periodically depending upon propagation and have recently converted a 12 meter Al tubing dipole to 17 meters by adding some extra Al tubing.  After being licensed for more than 50 years I finally got on 70 cm with a small HT and check into a few local nets on that band which tend to focus on emegency communication preparedness.  Recently I have fabricated two 70cm ground planes using some stainless steel mixing bowls.

I am active in the Irish Hour net which meets on Sundays at 1700Z on 14156 kHz conditions permitting. This is a change from our previous gathering spot on 21317 kHz and was dictated by the declining SSN.  My Irish call is EI4VGP. I am a member of the Irish Radio Transmitters Society (IRTS) and went out to the Aran Islands with the Limerick Radio Club in 1989 to activate Inisheer (EU006) in June 1989 using the call EJ0A.

I am now the secretary of a local radio club (Highline Amateur Radio Club or HARC) which now owns the 146.660 MHz 2 meter repeater.  The club call is NC7G and we will be operating Field Day from a local park.  The repeater hosts an emergency drill exercise every Tues night at 7 pm local time and is starting to incorporate digital texting via FL Digi using mode MT 63 2KL.

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VE4TV 2016-02-28 160m SSB EN19cx Canada Ren Raimbault
PU5DUD 2016-02-05 10m SSB GG53lb Brazil Renato Csar Mendes
VE3IZZ 2016-01-08 17m SSB FN03jr Canada Guy Asselin
W6VRF 2015-09-04 20m PSK31 CN87vh United States Sean M Yunt
HA3FOK/MM 2015-08-10 20m PSK31 JN97mm Hungary Janos Kovacs
KH2L 2015-07-29 17m CW QK23ji Guam Edward H Poppe Jr
W1V 2015-07-26 20m CW FN43sq United States Wireless Society of Southern Maine 5th Anniversary Special Event
IZ4UFG 2015-04-02 15m SSB JN44xt Italy LUCA VISCONTI
DL2HRT 2015-03-09 15m SSB JO51xm Germany Hartmut "Hardy" Kaldun
MW1CFN 2015-02-11 12m SSB IO73tj Wales John Rowlands
GI0BDX 2015-02-10 12m SSB IO74aq Northern Ireland Eamon Hughes
W5IFN 2014-03-08 17m SSB EM15he United States Harold L Black

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