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I don't remember the exact year nor do I remember exactly how old I was but I do remember the experience. My father took me to visit a Great Uncle when I was maybe 8...maybe 10. That was the day I decided I was going to become a Ham Radio Operator. I had heard the words "Ham Radio Operator" mentioned when my family talked about my Great Uncle but until the day we went to visit I and saw his shack I had no idea. Him and his wife lived in a trailer and when one entered the door...off to the right was a very large object...seems like it was from floor to ceiling ...with knobs and dials. I got a demonstration..I got the bug. I told my father "one of these days I am going to have me one of those Ham Radios!"

Some time later on in life I managed to scrape up enough money to buy my first receiver....it was a Hallicrafters SX 110. I spent hours listening to the shortwave and Ham Bands with that receiver and enjoyed every minute of it.

In 1979 I passed the Novice exam and received my Novice License. Previous call signs were KA7FPZ and KD7PV. When I passed the Extra Class exam I opted to keep KD7PV as there were no 1X2 or 2X1 calls being issued by the FCC at that time. About a year after I Got my Extra Class license the FCC announced that Extra Class license holders could apply for a 2X1 call and by the luck of the draw I got my current call, WB7S.

My wife Susan, WB7SUE, decided Ham Radio was for her so she studied and got her Tech License....no desire to go any further and my youngest son, Charlie, got his Novice License, KA7UTV...wishing he would upgrade to Tech one of these days!!

Transceivers HF: Yaesu FT-757GX, Yaesu FT-100D, Ten Tec Omni VI+, Ten Tec Omni VII and a Icom IC-7000.

Tranceivers UHF/VHF: 3 Yaseu FT-8800Rs, one in the shack, one in the Envoy and one in the F-350.

Amplifiers: Elecraft KPA500 and a Heathkit SB-220 (nothing like the glow of 3-500z tubes!)

Antennas: Mosley Pro 57B at 40 feet and 160 meter doublet at 40 feet.

I QSL direct and LoTW and eQSL.

I strongly adhere to the DX Code Of Conduct!! http://www.dx-code.org/

I enjoy Contesting, chasing DX and Rag Chewing ... SSB, RTTY, FT8, PSK31 and some CW

73....and thanks for looking me up.....DE WB7S

Besides Ham Radio I also enjoy Photography. Big Horn Sheep ... Northwest Wyoming.

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KA3CRC 2018-01-31 30M FT8 EL96BQ United States THOMAS R SCHMITZ
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W6INO 2018-01-31 30M FT8 CM97DC United States ROBERT E KUPPS
KC2YTD 2018-01-31 30M FT8 FN12DN United States Gary D Stratton
AB4SF 2018-01-31 17M FT8 FM17 United States WRAY W DUDLEY
K4GO 2018-01-31 17M FT8 EM83DS United States Donovan D Jones, Jr
N4QS 2018-01-31 17M FT8 EM56PX United States DAVID R PERRY
K4VBM 2018-01-31 17M FT8 EM73vx United States ROBERT G HENSEY, JR
VA3FU 2018-01-31 17M FT8 FN04DE Canada Timothy Mark Pacan
KN4FIM 2018-01-31 17M FT8 FM19GB United States CHRISTIAN IIVARI
W2WCM 2018-01-31 17M FT8 FM18IV United States WILLIAM C MIMS
K8QWY 2018-01-31 17M FT8 EN81PB United States EDWARD F WOJTOWICZ
VE3FDZ 2018-01-31 17M FT8 FN04DJ Canada John F McGrath
N5KDV 2018-01-31 17M FT8 EM41hm United States JACK E PATTERSON
NS2R 2018-01-31 17M FT8 EM89BR United States PHILIP D PARSONS

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