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(June 2016)  

XYL got her license, KI7FGX - Carmen

(October 2015)

Previously in California from September 1982 through June 2015 (DM03 and DM04).   Moved to Arizona in October 2015.  Back on the air from Arizona November 2015  in northern DM33 - 30 miles north of Downtown Phoenix in a community known as Desert Hills



I have been always interested in radio since I can remember. I used to sit in the living room at my Grandmothers house twisting the mechanical dial of an old tube AM receiver writing down all the stations I could hear.  It was so amazing, the instantaneous transfer of information from a far away radio station coming through the speakers.  Later I convinced my Grandmother, who was very tolerant with me, to let me take the cover off to see how it worked. I inspected the different glows of all the tubes and all the point to point wiring to the many different parts. I wondered what function each part played in the process of radio reception. (later she let me peak into the TV set when the TV repairman came...wow - there was a lot of tubes and components !! - how many are old enough to remember TV repair house calls?)

A few years later my Dad brought home a general coverage solid-state HF receiver to "keep me entertained". It included all of the Broadcast and Ham bands, plus some VHF where I could listen to airport beacons.  I started writing a log of shortwave broadcast stations heard and sending for QSL cards. I still have that receiver today and expect to never part with it. Interestingly I was not interested in Ham Radio at the time.  I was about 13 at the time and thought it boring to talk trivial matters with someone down the street. Later however, with some coaching from some of my Dads friends, the HAM Radio bug bit. Now I could transmit  and soon found the joy of working DX.  This was 1975 and I was 15. This opened up a whole new world.  Some would say an addiction that I expect to have my whole life.

Active DXer and part-time contester. In the DX world I have a modest station. But I have been fortunate enough to achieve 5BWAZ with 247 out of 250 zones worked and confirmed. Still looking for Zones 20, 34, 37 on 80 meters, If you can help, let me know!  The bands are open to there, just not a lot of activity at the right time.

Active all bands 160m through 70cm (Hold 9BWAS, 8BDXCC) - working on 60meter WAS.    Down to one state North Dakota - can anyone help?

Active on all modes including digital (Phone, CW, RTTY, JT65/9, PSK, WSPR, MSK144, FT8 etc, more to come I'm sure)

Active 6 meters, Grid-square chaser (250+ from DM04 in California, 225+ from DM33 in Arizona)

Interests include the science of radio propagation

Before retirement,  I worked in the electronics industry in a career related to space radio communications and hi-reliability computers.

See my home page, includes on-line log, QSL cards, and analysis of contacts, and more to come

I am also a member of Clublog. I find it a valuable resource for log/contact analysis, etc.

My entries into Clublog are now real-time except for major contents

Below is our House and current status of the HF antenna farm on the back 1/4 acre.   The VHF antennas are not shown since they are on the other side of the house.


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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KF6HI
Latest Contacts for KF6HI at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
ZL2WL 2012-06-14 17m SSB RF80ki New Zealand WAYNE .Lester . WILSON
KI4SYE 2012-06-03 10m PSK31 EM84ur United States TERRY D WATERS
W7TX 2012-06-02 6m SSB DN32su United States David (Pocatello, ID USA)
WB0LCW 2012-02-26 12m JT65 EM29SC United States Robert L Henderson, Jr
KJ2U 2012-02-25 12m JT65 DN40ck United States Ken Jennings
K2NCC 2012-02-13 30m JT65 CN85nm United States Frank E Ravenswood
K2NCC 2012-02-13 17m JT65 CN85nm United States Frank E Ravenswood
N0LWF 2012-02-12 17m JT65 EN10wm United States Lyle W Fisher
KB1UIF 2012-02-12 17m JT65 FN32ib United States Andy
KJ2U 2012-02-11 17m JT65 DN40ck United States Ken Jennings
KB3MOW 2012-01-14 17M JT65 FN01ut United States Dave A Corio
KJ4VTH 2012-01-08 30m JT65 FM18hw United States WILLIAM H ROBBINS
K0TPP 2011-12-30 160M JT65 EM48rk United States Larry J Davis
KJ2U 2011-12-23 160m JT65 DN40ck United States Ken Jennings
KJ2U 2011-12-23 30m JT65 DN40ck United States Ken Jennings

Book Totals: 15 qso's   15 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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