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Hello My name is Mike. I started in Amateur Radio when I was a young boy in 1963. My call was KN7YUR and
later as K7YUR when I upgraded to a General 3 months later. My first transmitter was homebrew, it consisted
of single 6BQ6 xtal oscillator running about 25 watts input and a Hallicrafters S-120 receiver. The antenna was
50 foot random wire. I operated c.w. only on 3734 KC and 7173 KC. Of course the novices can operate only operate crystal control and 75 watt input limit. Later I upgraded to a Eico 723
transmitter with a outboard screen modulator to operate on A.M. and Heath HR10B receiver. Over the years I had rigs like the Eico 753 xcvr, Swan 350, Kenwood TS520S
and TS830S. In March of 1977 my call was changed to W7ZI thru the FCC first
attempt of the vanity call sign system. Currently my QTH is Beaverton Oregon and member of
the Willamette Valley DX Club{since 1975} and the American Radio Relay League. My interest in Amateur Radio is chasing DX. Currently I am on the DXCC Honor Roll Mixed
. 355/338 mixed and DXCC on 80 meters 288 confirmed,(certificate #88)and 287 confirmed on 40 meters. 5BDXCC member # 1727
Currently the Rig here is a Icom 7600 Xcvr and Ameritron AL-80 Amp. The antenna system
consists of a HyGain 12AVQ on the roof and a ground mounted vertical for 40 meters.
Pacific Amateur Radio Guild
Best of DXing and Good Luck in the Contest
73s Mike W7ZI
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