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Home QTH Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.  ●  Grid DM42of  ●  CQ Zone 3  ●  ITU Zone 6

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Clubs and Organizations:

ARRL (American Radio Relay League) - Life Member



The 10-10 LogoTen-Ten International Net - Life Member & Treasurer since 1994 - Member #63324


Southern Arizona DX Association - President



RST LogoRadio Society of Tucson (K7RST) - Director



Arizona Outlaws Contest Club - Member




Central Arizona DX Association - Member



AMSAT (The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation) Member #27290




FISTS (The International Morse Preservation Society) Member #5208


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INDEXA International DX Association - Member



QRP Amateur Radio Club International - Member #9780


OM International Sideband Society - Member #6022


SKCC Straight Key Century Club - Member #3792


SMIRK Six Meter International Radio Klub - Member #6802



EPC European Phase Shift Keying Club - Member #2886



PODXS 070 Club - Member #662



Feld-Hell Club - Member #805



Flying Pigs QRP Club, International - Member #1818


Cholla Amateur Remote Base Association (Cactus Inter-Tie System) - Member


BART2.jpg (8690 bytes)Border Area Repeater Team (BART) - Member

SARA logo: click for Home Page


Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers - Member

Latest Stuff:

Happy New Year!  2009 was a great year for DX, despite the lack of sunspots.  Here's my results, courtesy of Club Log.

Between 1/1/09 - 12/31/09, I worked 204 unique DXCC entities, and 648 band slots.

Total QSO's were 3,034, consisting of 45% CW, 41% SSB, and 14% data modes.

Here's hoping for an even better 2010!





My son Ryan, KR7YAN, and I spent the weekend of June 27-28 working ARRL Field Day with the Radio Society of Tucson, K7RST.  We used the Go-Box for 10 meters and 80 meters.





During the 2009 Texas Star Party, I spent some time operating the W5TSP special event station.  We made plenty of QSO's despite the fact that most of us stayed up all night playing with telescopes all week long!





The January 30, 2009 edition of The RAIN Report featured a condensed version of my Dayton 2008 talk on 10 meters.

Click Here to download the 1/30/09 RAIN Report in mp3 format.




 I received the ARRL's new "Triple Play Worked All States" Award #69 on January 30th, 2009.

 Worked all states on CW, Digital, and SSB in less than a month!






I received a great honor from the Radio Society of Tucson during the annual Christmas banquet held on 12/13/08.  They awarded me the "2008 Ham of the Year"!





A new APRS weather station is in operation at my home QTH!  I installed a Vantage Pro2 Plus on 10/18/08.  The new station provides more detail than the previous station.




Once again I attended the ARRL Southwest Division Convention.  It was held 9/12-9/14/08 and I gave a forum and hosted an exhibit booth for 10-10.  Click here to see more.





The Duke City Hamfest and ARRL NM State Convention was held 8/15-8/16/08 in Albuquerque.

I had a booth for Ten-Ten, and also gave a talk.  Click here to see more.




The ARCA Hamfest and ARRL AZ State Convention was held on 7/18-7/19/08 in Williams.

My son Brad and I set up a booth for Ten-Ten,

and I also gave a talk "Ten Meters is Alive & Well".  Click Here to see more.



I attended the Ten-Ten Board of Directors meeting in San Antonio, TX on 5/31/08,

and also the 20th Annual Hill County Picnic on 6/1/08.  Click Here to see more.




The SteppIR beam was installed on 5/25/08.  Click Here to see more.





Here's me and Gerry, WA6POZ, at the Ten-Ten booth at the 2008 Dayton Hamvention.

Click Here to see a copy of my PowerPoint presentation made at the Friday forum.

Click Here to see more pictures from Contest University and the Dayton Hamvention.



The Radio Society of Tucson operated the 7th Call Area QSO Party from the Titan Missile Museum on 5/3/08, using the huge discone antenna built in the 1960's. Click Here to see more.




I attended the 2008 International DX Convention in Visalia, CA on 4/25 - 4/27/08, Click Here to see more photos.




Click Here For My Astronomy Website