Many of the visitors to this site are amateur
radio operators who have either heard or worked me via the radio. I have been a
ham since 1976 and have held the calls KL7IXD, WL7BTL, NL7RK, and since February
1997, the vanity call KL7AC. I was very lucky in that I was able to get my
initials. I currently hold an Extra Class ticket and am active on all HF bands
with varying degrees of success. If you would like a sked drop me a line and we
can try to set something up.
Amateur Radio has been a great hobby which after 20+ years has not diminished in
it's fascination to me. Yes, I obviously know about the Internet and all its
wonders, and it certainly is a lot easier to meet folks in this medium. But
there is a certain magic to bouncing a signal off of the ionosphere and having
someone on the other side of the globe respond.
I am primarily a DX'er. A term given to those amateurs who "chase"
rare countries and stay up till the wee hours! I have talked all over this great
planet and have made some outstanding friends. Whether they be in a research
station in the Antarctic, aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis, or across the
street I am glad to have said 73.
In keeping with the various new types of e-logging I have posted my logs on both
eQSL, and ARRL's LOTW. The eQSL venue is a bit daunting as the +35K QSO's as
KL7AC has generated quite a bit of email. I will try to catch up and keep up,
the cards direct are challenging enough, but bear with my pokey record keeping!
If you would like a QSL, send direct. I no
longer use the bureau for card exchanges for a variety of reasons. Foremost
being the very poor exchange rate. I promise you will receive my card in short
P.O. Box 56274
North Pole, Alaska 99705
An SASE, IRC, or single greenstamp is
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Station of KL7AC in North Pole, Alaska
HF Transceivers: Icom 756Pro, Index Labs QRP Plus (for CW), Elecraft K2 #648, Yaesu FT-817,
VHF Radios: Yaesu FT-530 HT
Accessories: US Interface Navigator, Realistic Pro-2006
Scanner, Yaesu G-800S Rotator