I was first licensed in 1960 as KN7LUP, upgraded to K7LUP, in Ogden, Utah. My interest in radio led to electrical engineering degrees from University of Utah and Northeastern University. My career began at Bell Telephone Laboratories in North Andover, MA and later included positions at Sperry Univac, Unisys, Raytheon E-Systems and L-3 Communications. Now in retirement, I have more time to engage in radio activities, amateur astronomy and music. I play bassoon with various local community symphony orchestras in the Salt Lake City area.
I’ve held call signs W1EPU and W7IHC and now hold W7QL.
I'm active in a variety of amateur radio modes, and have antennas and transceivers covering 3.5 MHz through 2.4 GHz. And I recently completed a major shack upgrade, as shown in the pictures posted here. XYL says the term "radio shack" is not appropriate any longer.... Part of the upgrade included a U.S. Tower MA-40, my first tower in 56 years as a ham. I'm currently using it for satellite operation, and it’s quite a wonderful new experience to be able to hit the satellites from horizon to horizon (except where the beautiful Wasatch mountains interfere).
I enjoy the digital modes, including PSK-31, RTTY, packet and JT-65, as well as CW. I'm also often on HF WSJT. My HF Equipment includes Icom an IC-746 Pro and an IC-7000, a Yaesu FT-890 and a Kenwood TS-940S. I run a Yaesu FL-2100B linear, as needed. My HF antennas are a Cushcraft MA6V and a G5RV.
For Satellite operation I run an FT-736R, with an IC-910H and an FT-847 as backup. The antenna is an M2 LeoPack, controlled by a Yaesu G-5500 via SatPC32 and an EA4TX ARS-USB Interface.
I currently serve as President of the Cottonwood Heights Amateur Radio Club (CHARC), an organization which exists to provide emergency communications to the city of Cottonwood Heights, Utah. I’m a member of AMSAT, ARRL and the Utah DX Association .
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