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Originally licensed in 1976 in Toledo, Ohio, as (Novice) WN8ZHY, then upgraded and received callsign WB8ZHY (Technician). The family moved to Arizona and I then received callsign WB7QGN (eventually a General). After finally taking (and passing) the Extra, I decided to grab this nifty vanity call.

I owe a lot of my career success to enjoying ham radio, and especially to the mentors and friends that have guided me and have lent me a hand, many times (WA8ZID, W7GNP, W7SGK, and many, many, more). This is something that I have also tried many times to return to others, but will never equal.

Having a long interest in antique and tube radios, it is pretty cool to occasionally warm them up for ham ops (Hallicrafters SX-100 and others). It's also fun to turn on one of my EH Scott or Zenith console radios and hear an AM QSO loud and clear.

Normal operations on HF is with a Yaesu FT-847, Rigblaster Advantage, a dipole in the attic, and a good Ameritron tuner. Sometimes it's necessary to light up an Ameritron AL-811H when needing that little extra push to try and compliment signals from stations with better antennas. Living in an urban environment really provides a battle against all of the interference, so there is the typical struggle to get good contacts. Of course in todays modern times, there is the distinct pleasure of living with CC&R's, so there is no chance of putting up a major antenna system. Please support the ARRL and its efforts to obtain legislation to allow hams real radio antennas. I can install and use as many OTARD antennas that I want, just not a single ham antenna that I want. It would also help my neighbors and their cheap electronics work better.

I am now also operating mobile, on and off, and have been surprised how well that works. Yaesu makes a great mobile package, that I can't recommend highly enough. And, probably like many, I am still waiting for some good apps that will allow communications on Apple mobile products. Can't believe it is taking this long for something that actually works through a bluetooth to be developed (2014).

This station loads up frequently on LOTW, eqsl.net (just for fun), and will send out QSL cards directly or through the buro to get a new QSL in the books. Many thanks to those that upload on LOTW quickly. I look forward to getting yours.

73's  >Mark<


WAS, WAS Phone, WAS Triple Play #1374



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QRZ Logbook Summary for - W7KHZ
Latest Contacts for W7KHZ at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
K1NVY 2013-12-11 40m CW CN87wj United States FREDERICK S MACARY
YB8TK 2013-10-15 30m CW PJ21kl Indonesia KEMI MANURIP
AG0N 2013-09-27 160m CW DN81fv United States GARY L MC DUFFIE, SR
DS2XUM 2013-09-27 15m CW PM47ld South Korea GWON CHANG WOO
W6YOO 2013-09-18 160m CW DM13kc United States HARRY A HODGES
K7KHC 2013-09-10 80m CW CN86bx United States Kevin H Caskey
N8CFM 2013-07-21 20m SSB EN72sq United States DAVID H HELD
NB0G 2013-07-10 17m SSB FK68vk Puerto Rico RAMON A FERNANDEZ
DS2XUM 2013-07-05 20m CW PM47ld South Korea GWON CHANG WOO
KF5VDV 2013-07-04 20m SSB EL17il United States DARREN SMITH
W0OGH 2013-06-26 6m CW DM43ci United States Larry D Godek
J68HZ 2013-06-14 20M SSB FK94mb St Lucia Dr. William Joel Schmidt, Jr
J68HZ 2013-06-12 20M CW FK94mb St Lucia Dr. William Joel Schmidt, Jr
WP4MPV 2013-06-08 20m SSB FK78be Puerto Rico Carlos J Rodriguez-Delgado
OP4K 2013-05-31 20M SSB JO21ff Belgium Joe ZIEGELSHIFFER

Book Totals: 49 qso's   26 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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