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Welcome to my home page for my Amateur Radio activities here in the beautiful city of Everett, WA

If you have any questions or comments, you can email me at rpatton(at)snolug.org. I haved moved to an apartment so my amateur radio station is not currently active on a day to day basis. My station (when set up at a site) consists of an Icom IC-746, a G5RV 10-80M dipole antenna, an Outbacker Outreach 10-80M vertical (given to me by a CW guru, Frank Pritchett - N7UO (SK - 19 Mar 2015), 2 Icom V-8000 2M mobiles, a few HT's and homebrew dipole antennas. I have a few CW keys, but still need to learn CW. I got an unfinished Two Tinned Tuna QRP transmitter and a few more homebrew kits that I have yet to start to build!

Many thanks goes to my Elmer, Frank Pritchett - N7UO (SK) who got me motivated to get my Technician license in August 2003. A many thanks also goes to Carroll Swain - W7DU for his mentoring me in the area of Amateur Radio satellite operations on those Field Days from 2003 - 2007! Back then for Field Day, I used a PC with Slackware Linux and a program called Predict to make sure we were ready for those satellite passes!

Here's some pics of the trailer frame I bought on 28 Oct 2015! Will be great for Amateur Radio and hauling around my motorcycle!

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Field Day 2017 info:

I am active next year for the January 28-29, 2017 Winter Field Day (www.winterfieldday.com). I will be operating operating in the "1 Outdoor" category at a location yet to be determined. I'll have the transceivers and other station items (to include a coffee pot and heater) hooked up to the 5000 watt generator. I will be attempting a satellite contact this year. My HF rig, an Icom IC-746 and other station accessories will be powered by that 5000 watt gas generator. I using am using the Outbacker Outreach and the G5RV 10-80M dipole antennas with that Icom 746.

I am active next year for the ARRL Field Day (www.arrl.org). I will be operating operating in the "1B" category at a location yet to be determined. I'll have the transceiver and other station items (to include a coffee pot and heater) hooked up to the 5000 watt generator. I will be attempting a satellite contact this year on 2M/440. My HF rig, an Icom IC-746, and other station accessories will be powered by that 5000 watt gas generator. I using am using the Outbacker Outreach and the G5RV 10-80M dipole antennas with that Icom 746.

For those wanting to visit the site: Talk-in freq is 146.55 simplex with an alternate freq of 146.44 simplex!

Copyright Robert Patton II - KD7YDL, last updated January 20, 2017