Charles L. Williams
QCWA # 30354
During the 2014 ARRL 100 QSO Party I was a W1AW/7 station operating 3 days each month in Feb and Nov for WA State.
"Contest ONLY contacts", Please, a SASE helps. LoTW, eQSL, QRZ, DX Bureau OK.
DX SWL's ONLY, IF NO SASE NO Card will be sent.
Ass't Section Manager, Ass't Emergency Coordinator w/NIMS certificate, ARRL & W5YI VE, ARES, RACES
Old Timers Club, QCWA #30354, OOTC #4509, SKCC #6340, 10-10 #75691, Rag Chewers Club
DXCC PHONE #23978, DXCC MIXED #43494, WAS #48958, IOTA all modes #1906, WPX #3406, WAC, ARRL Friendship Award, Centennial Challenge Award "top level", W1AW WAS award, Wa Totem Award, Great Lakes Award.
1st place 2012 EWA ARRL 10m contest mix mode; 1st place 2009 EWA ARRL 10m contest mix mode; 1st place 2009 US 7th call area Canada RAC winter contest; 3rd place 2010 7th Call area CQ WWDX; 4th place 2014 7th call area CQ WPX; Washington State Salmon Run 1st place 2013 and 2014, 1st place Okanogan Cty 7 times. 1st Place Wa New Jersey 2015 QSO party.
First licensed as Novice WN6CTB In 1970. Took upgrade test at FCC in Los Angles and received call WA6CTB. A past president of Ramona ARC K6SIR in San Gabriel, California. I moved to Washington state in 1980 and changed my call to N7LXA. With up grade to Advance I changed my call to present KI7DG. I am a 20wpm Extra. Age (74) has slowed down my straight key operation and I'm relying more on the digital modes PSK31, and RTTY. A founding member, and past president of Okanogan County ARC W7ORC Okanogan, Washington. A member of the Lake Chelan ARC Chelan, Wa. A member of the Spokane DX Association.
I enjoy collecting wall paper, rag chewing and working contests and in the process working on 5BDXCC and 5BWAS.
Station set up is ICom-756pro, ICom-756, ICom IC-2100 2m rig, Tokyo HL1.2K amp, N3FJP logging program and MFJ 998 Intellituner. I am using a LDG ALK-2 to interface both radios thru the MFJ tuner, Tokyo Hy-Pwr amp and the whole antenna system. This allowed me to use the tuner and amp for both radios. The Antenna farm consists of a 55 foot Tri-Ex motorized crank up tower, with a Hygain TH6DXX and a Cushcraft 12,17,30m rotatable dipole on top, Hustler 5BTV, 160m Inverted vee & home brew 6m vertical and Cushcraft 4 elm 6m beam. Also have a 2m/440m Diamond antenna
I am a Semi retired Real Estate Broker and assist my wife of 43 years who owns and operates A Property Management Company. During the Summer we take 2 week vacations during the months of June, July and August taking the 29' trailer out to the lake. I have a ICom 7200, ALS-500MR Amp, LDG tuner, Alpine Screwdriver antenna, and Hustler Mobil antenna with resonators for 10-80m. Depending on how long we will be staying determines what antenna system I'll use. A week at the lake I'll use the Alpine Screwdriver and on weekend camping the Hustler. Both the Tlr and tow vehicle have Yaesu FT-2400 2m rigs.
The house in the picture is a geodetic Dome. with about 3500 sq feet. There are 3 floors and a daylight basement. From first floor living room to ceiling is 30 feet. The radio shack is located in the daylight basement. The house with 1 acre sits on a hill over looking the town of Okanogan. Okanogan is the second largest town in the County with Pop of 2,900. The largest town only has 5,000 Pop. The nearest City, Wenatchee, is 100 miles away. We are about 50 miles South of the Canadian Border. Apples, Cattle, Recreation, Government and Welfare contribute to the economy of the County. We are the largest County land area wise in the State and rank 10th in the nation. Only 18% of the County is in private ownership the rest is owned by State or Federal agencies.
73 and Good DX
December 15, 2015