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I am a retired PhD from the Hanford Site in Eastern Washington where I was involved in doing research and development on irradiated nuclear fuels and materials. My amateur interests include a 10 meter beacon, digital, QRP, APRS and special event station operating. I never run any power over 100 watts on HF. I also like to experiment with different antennas. The present home station consists of a Icom IC-7300. The antenna is a delta loop tuned by a Icom AH-4 Automatic Antenna Tuner. Since I live in a antenna restricted community, the delta loop is laying on the roof. Not the best arrangement but I'm able to get on the air. It actually works very well as a NVIS antenna on 40 and 75 meters.

My 10 Meter Beacon (28.277 mHz) consists of a Realistic TRC-24C CB radio converted to 10 meters, running approximately 4 watts and keyed by a K1EL KID2 programmed keyer chip. The radio and keyer are housed in a vented metal box along with a computer switching supply. A computer muffin fan is installed on the top of the box to provide added cooling as it gets pretty warm in the garage during the summer here in Eastern Washington. The beacon antenna is a dipole mounted in the attic above the garage.

I spend most of the winter months at our second home in Sun West City, AZ.  The winter home is also antenna restricted. Therefore I have another Icom AH-4 auto tuner with a 47 foot wire attached from it to a pine tree in the corner of the back yard. This arrangement provides 10 through 80 meter coverage. AZ QTH radio is a IC-7100. 

At the home QTH in Washington I'm using a SharkRF openSpot and a Icom ID-31A UHF handheld for DStar. I'll use the SharkRF openSpot with the IC-7100 when I'm at our home in Arizona for the winter. It is lots of fun being able to talk to other amateurs around the world on DStar through the reflectors.






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QRZ Logbook Summary for - WB7RBN
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KI4JLQ 2017-05-24 70cm DSTAR EM22ig United States Willie B Jackson Jr
HB9AXG 2017-05-24 70cm DSTAR Switzerland ANTOINE GACHET
KK4TAR 2017-05-23 70cm DSTAR EM90gg United States Phillip M Haire
KC2RXV 2017-05-23 70cm DSTAR FN30ep United States RAANAN BARR
A75GA 2017-05-21 70cm DSTAR LL55og Qatar Wlodzimierz Tom Tomczyk
N5MHI 2017-05-18 70cm DSTAR EM10aj United States JON J PENNER
W9TTS 2017-05-18 70cm DSTAR EN51ws United States THEODORE T SOUTHWORTH
PA0RDA 2017-05-18 70cm DSTAR JO22oc Netherlands Adrian van Bloois
M0VTD 2017-05-18 70cm DSTAR IO92aq England Stuart C. ILES
MM0DXH 2017-05-15 70cm DSTAR IO85lp Scotland JIM HUME
WD4LZC 2017-05-15 70cm DSTAR EM78ec United States Larnelle Harris Stu
ZL2GJ 2017-05-14 70cm DSTAR RF73ka New Zealand Garry Rumbal
ZS1RIC 2017-05-14 70cm DSTAR JF96ga South Africa Richard C Brown
G4LTM 2017-05-10 70cm DSTAR England GM HUDSMITH
K1ECU 2017-05-10 70cm DSTAR FN41BI94 United States Charles R Estabrooks Jr

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