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WL7BDO Alaska flag Alaska

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QSL: LOTW, EQSL, BUR, DIRECT SASE, EMAIL,CLUBLOG

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WL7BDO

History

WN8LUQ (Novice 2/4/74), thanks to the radio group in Lake County, Ohio. Re-licensed WL7IJY Noviced again in Haines, Alaska. And again WL7BDO (Novice 5/22/84, Technician 6/29/84, General 9/14/84, Advanced 9/28/84, Extra Summer 2002)

When living in St. Vincent operated as J87CF (late 80's and early 90's) Thousands of QSO 's and still have the cards so mail to my address to confirm.

4X/WL7BDO until September 2002.

Back in Alaska from September 2002.

Gear

  • Icom 7410
  • micro KEYER II for rig control
  • N1MM for contest and general logging
  • JT65-HF, DigiPan (PSK31)

HF Antenna

  • 10M Yagi on roof of two story house
  • 15M two element phased vertical dipoles fixed in phased half wave spacing favored direction due East and West
  • 20M two element phased verticals quarter wave spacing switchable using a Comtek PVS-2 Array Switch
  • 40M full size vertical base elevated 3 meters off ground with 4 wire elevated ground plane
  • 80M loop low to the ground mostly for regional communications but pressed in to service for some other bands 160-30 using the tuner
  • Multi band Vertical R6000 20 to 6 meters.

Antennas as of

Vehicle Rig

ICOM 706IIG, Antenna - Hustler system for HF direcly mounted to back side panel of the car. Dual band verticle for VHF/UHF.

JT65

If you hear me on JT65 give me a call. Below is status of JT65 WAS but looking for any DX.

  • 160M - no antenna - nil for now.
  • 80M - Still need AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MS, MO, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY
  • 40M, 30M, 20M, 17M, 15M, 12m All Confirmed or Awarded, 10m MS & PA  .

And always if you are needing Alaska give me a call anytime you hear me.

Carl, 73 and hope to meet you on the air soon, again, today!

Contesting

As seen in September 2012 QST Magazine page 83! Assisting Dale at KL2R work a pileup during a contest.

Single Operator, Low & High Power. CQ-WW (SSB, CW, RTTY), ARRL-Sweepstakes, ARRL Int'l DX, ARRL RTTY Roundup, CQ-WPX, CQ-WW, Japan Int'l DX... Helping me figure ways to upgrade the station. Have operated with Multi-op efforts at KL2R http://kl2r.blogspot.com/ KL7RA & WL7F.

If you are looking for Alaska consider looking for me during a contest! Most times I upload the same or next day to both eQSL and LoTW. I also respond quickly to direct QSLs and Bureau works too. Remember you don't have to be in the contest to make a QSO! Just looks up the exchange (required information) and give me a call - or just give me a call and we should be able to work out your exchange. (Hint know you CQ Zone, ARRL section, sometimes you just need your state, or a serial numbers.)

Brief 30 second video recorded of me being received during CQ WW SSB 2012

I operate a localrepeater 449.650 -dup, 103.5 tone, battery backup power for emergency. Located on the side of the hill about 1000 feet above Tanana and Nenana valley. Good coverage E-S-W 40+ miles not so good to the North as blocked by the hill sloping upwards for a few hundred more feet.

Maintain the NENANA APRS Digi.

YouTube listening to the pileup of T32C.com http://youtu.be/Z3Xk2hfDsVc

Honors

Awards

  • Working on WAJA "Worked All Japan prefectures Award" Still need to work/ confirm:   福井県  Fukui, 島根県  Shimane and 大分県  Oita.  
  • DXCC #27,716 (J87CF), #59,732 (WL7BDO); DXCC Phone #16,500 (J87CF), Golden Jubilee DXCC Sept. 16, 1987 (J87CF)
  • WL7BDO WAS #55,836 endorsements 10M, 12M, 15M, 17M, 20M, 40M WAS-Phone Dated January 7, 2012 endorsement 10M, WAS-Digital Dated February 16, 2012 endorsements 12M, 15M, 17M, 20M
  • Triple Play WAS #1,259 (issued Halloween October 31, 2014)
  • eWAS #133720 - JT65 dated April 3, 2012

Records

  • CQ WW CW Zone 1 record 40 Meter Low Power (2011)
  • CQ WW CW Zone 1 record 15 Meter Low Power Assisted (2012)
  • ARRL RTTY Roundup KL7 SOLP/U (2014)
  • Memember of Team WL7F (Ops: WL7F, KL4ET, WL7BDO) claimed ARRL RTTY Roundup KL7 MSLP (2016)
  • CQ WW WPX CW KL7 record 40 Meter Low Power (2012)
  • CQ WW WPX SSB KL7 record 10 Meter Low Power (2015)
  • CQ WW WPX RTTY KL7 record 15 Meter Low Power (2012)
  • Member of Team KL7RA (Ops: KL7RA K5ZO WL7BDO KL7SB KL2HD AL2F KA1NCN) current holder of North American CQ WW WPX SSB (2014) Multi-Multi Record & WPX (Prefix) record for North America (2014) 
  • Russian DX Alaska record Single operator SSB All-Band Low Power (2011)
  • Russian DX Alaska record Single operator SSB All-Band (2014)

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