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Happy 2017!!!!

Primary Picture is one of my Re-Built Telex/HyGain 402BA linear-loaded 2 Ele 40M Beam at 63' with a time-lapse photo of stars circling the North Star - Kinda neat! My wife, the pro-photog,  took the photo.

New IC-7300 April 2017

If you need a QSL, I use either the Bureau, LoTW, or Direct. If sending Direct, thats fine. If you have sent a card, be patient. I get quite a few requests for cards, as you can imagine. Thanks!

Musician also - Some of my music is on Reverbnation at: http://www.reverbnation.com/texritteracoustic I do mostly covers, and some original stuff.

Live Shack Cam! Online sometimes - Look me up! Follow this URL: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wy7ky

New!  Video of my new IC-7300 in QSO with Bill, W1ZY in RI -

2016 Video of the shack  https://youtu.be/TPoV9qLs8h4

Latest Propogation information and other useful information on propagation is at:http://www.solarcycle24.org/- Maintained by W4HM.



Thanks for the lookup! I started in Amateur Radio in 1976, in Bowling Green, KY. My interest in radio was in part due to my dabbling in CB, KNT5967, (Yea, I did that!), and my father's (WA4UID) experience as a CW operator in the Army in the 50's. I was licensed in 1977 as a novice with WB4UIC (just missing the WN4- calls), and then upgraded to General in 1978. It was then a long, dry spell before finally upgrading to Advanced in 1992. New Vanity Call in 2012 WY7KY.  Been an ARRL Member since 1978.

I am the PIO for the Wyoming Section ARRL here in Cheyenne. Enjoy doing public service promotions for Amateur Radio on local radio, and someof my interviews are located on my Youtube page  http://youtu.be/v8nXrrpnJus

I recently was humbled to receive the ARRL Phil McGan Silver Antenna award for 2016 for volunteer Public Service supporting Amateur Radio.

Member of the Shy-Wy ARC also  www.shywyarc.net  


I mostly do phone operation on HF, and local VHF Ops on 146.550 Simplex. Look for me around 7.130 - 7.204 +/- QRM/N nightly, or working DX on 20-10M.

My equipment is:

ICOM 7300 HF-6M Txcvr

Ameritron AL-811 500W Amp

ICOM 706MKIIG for 2M Sideband, and other 10-160M HF

Kenwood TM-V7A 50W for UHF/VHF,

Motorola Spectra 50W VHF,

Motorola GM300 30W UHF,

Motorola XTS3000 Handheld for P25 monitoring,

CS700 DMR Handheld

Tower #1 is 63' of Rohn 25 guyed off at 32 and 58 feet with 5/16" EHS and 8' long "Jesus Hooks" in 1/2 yard of concrete each down 5 feet. The tower base has about 1.3 yards of concrete in a 3.5 X 4 foot hole. On it, I have the 2 Ele Telex-Hygain 402BA Yagi on 40M using a HAM IV Rotor, Wire inverted V's for 40 and 75M at 40', and a Sinclair 2-Bay VHF Vertical at 50 Ft.  On top is a Jetstream 2M/440 Vertical.

Tower #2 is 32' of Rohn 25 tower with an Cushcraft A4S Tri-Bander and an A147-11 2-Meter beam for 2-Meter SSB above that at about 40'. Turning that mess with a Tailtwister II Rotor. Also have a 17M Half-Square wire antenna for 17M @ 25'. Back in 2010, I buried all the runs of coax from both towers in 3" PVC, and added antenna switches to each tower. Ease of Operation!

I also do some HF USAF MARS work.  My USAF MARS calls are AFA8GT.

I am currently retired USAF after serving 20+ years for Uncle Sam. I was a Wideband radio technician (ex-304X0/2E1X4), and Visual Imagery and Intrusion Detection Systems technician. I joined the USAF in 1982, as a Security Police specialist until I cross-trained in 1987 into communications. I retired at the rank of TSgt, but did make MSgt (E-7) before retiring, just didn't take the stripe - wanting to get back home to the wife after 2 years away from home, and a new life.

My tours have been to Berlin, GE Templehof AS (83-86), Whiteman AFB, MO (86-87), Keesler AFB, MS (87), FE Warren AFB, WY (87-92), Kunsan AB, Korea (92-93), HL9WY was the Korean Call, Ellsworth AFB, SD (93-94), Nellis AFB, NV (94-97), Saudi Arabia (97), Dyess AFB, TX (97-00), Osan AB Korea (00 - 01), HL9WY was the Korean call, and Langley AFB, VA HQ ACC/SC (01 - 03), then Home to Cheyenne in Jan 2003.

I have 3 acres of land about 4 miles North-East of Cheyenne in the county. The house was built in 2003. I am currently retired, but previously was a Service Manager for a Motorola Sales and Service company here in Cheyenne. More time to play radio!

Look forward to hearing you on the air!! Best 73, and Good DX!! - Tom WY7KY (ex-WB4UIC, HL9WY) AFA8GT-USAF MARS

Below - 2017 Shack Configuration (minus new IC-7300)

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Best 73!!!  Tom

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United States Award#3103
Granted: 2017-05-03 19:16:02   (WY7KY)

DX World Award#5433
Granted: 2017-05-03 19:16:02   (WY7KY)

United States Counties Award#6295
Granted: 2017-03-30 03:36:02   (WY7KY)

  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Mixed
Grid Squared Award#1583
Granted: 2015-01-28 18:23:59   (WY7KY)

  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    160 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
World Continents Award#1729
Granted: 2015-01-28 18:23:58   (WY7KY)

  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
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