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Killeen, Texas

Bell County, Grid EM11

Since March 30th 2024


EQSL Link  - KL7YK        QRZ.COM Link - KL7YK
 

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These antennas are my mainstay for now, 33 ft vertical and an Off Center Fed Dipole.

I lived in Alaska for over 40 years. Finally age and health drove me back south to a warm climate.

The fact Anchorage had two consecutive record breaking winters (snow in excess of 120 inches)

was also a driving factor.

QSLs logged prior to March 27th 2024 were from Alaska, since then all QSOs are from Texas.

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Home station is using a 7 Band OCF dipole about 25 feet up strung up in the Oak Trees over the house. 

Second HF antenna is a old military vertical (33ft) ground mounted in the back yard, buried feedline and radials.

Yeasu FTDX-10 HF Radio. New house has just enough Oak Trees to allow for a Loop soon.

Also running a Bridgecom 1.25m and a Macom 33cm, both FM.  A V/U Dual Band Kenwood V71 using a roof mounted Omni.

A dedicated APRS setup using a Copper Cactus Jpole.

6 meters via a Cushcraft 2 element beam and on the HF Vertical.

Second V/U Dual Band setup is an Icom 207 using small Yagis.

also have a Ameritron 811H Amp on the side as well for when 100 watts just ain't doing it!


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Field Day Operation in Alaska (click to enlarge)

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logbook
Logbook
weather
Local Weather
shack
The home shack.
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Mobile Ops

2001 F-150
Larry's Screwdriver 6-160
FT-857D

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Mobile now includes a Jayco Motorhome.
Aboard that is both an FT-897 and a FT-857.
FT-897 is used when stationary using either an end fed wire or Double G5RV Dipole.
FT-857 is for mobile operations currently using a modified CB whip (extended to 12 feet)
and a SGC 2020 Autotuner. Plan is to add a grill guard and mount a screwdriver
up front and losing the Extended Whip and autotuner.

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Yeasu FT-897D In the RV

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Zoe our RV Attack Cat!


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If your bored, take a look at a few QSL Cards
I have collected over the years..

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Email me at "KL7YK @ ARRL.NET" (remove the spaces)

Last Updated on 14 May 2024