7163KHZ 7163KHZ

 

 



MEETS DAILY FROM 9:00-12:30Z  ON 7163KHZ



 

 


 


NEW MEMBER
W2WCM
BILL
VIENNA,VA
#122
 

NEW MEMBER
W4GAL
GARY
MELBOURNE, FL
#123
BIOGRAPHY

Bill, W2WCM's
 ham radio introduction was while working as a co-op student at Pan American World Airways in the 1960s.  There were some great old communications engineers there who were very enthusiastic about amateur radio.  One of them helped him get my novice license, as WN4HYN.  Little did he know then that he would end up being a pilot for Pan Am. 

After finishing graduate school, he went into the Foreign Service, sort of as a lark.  It was going to be for a couple of years.  Twelve years later, he left to follow a dream to fly, and ended up with a career as an airline pilot, for Pan Am and Delta.

Somewhere along the way, he got interested in ham radio again, and got a technician license-KE4DWZ.  He really enjoyed VHF+ for a few years, and then he got wrapped up in flying and set radio aside.  This is a shame, since he could have worked air mobile on HF while flying across the N. Atlantic.

Fast forward to mandatory retirement from the airlines, and in an effort to keep his brain active, he upgraded to Extra Class, and now really enjoys working “casual” DX, some contests, and nets. He has a very modest station, with just 100 watts into a Carolina Windom set up about 30 feet. He is able to enjoy working “big signal” stations, and let them do the heavy lifting!

With respect to work, He is now a Substance Abuse Counselor, working primarily with opiate addicts.  What a experience that has been.  Amateur radio now gives him a chance to relax!

 

BIOGRAPHY


Gary passed the Novice in December of 1954.  He was on the air in January of 1955 on 80 meter CW with an 807 and a mismatched antenna with pages and pages of CQs and very few replies.  (All new hams thought they were supposed to log every transmission!)
 

During the next 60 years: An active ham primarily on CW; First Class Radiotelephone; State Police Dispatcher – 6 years including a stint as a State Police CW operator; USAF – 4 years; BS Psychology – Iowa State; Married for 50 years; 2 children; 4 grandchildren. 

27+ years in Life/Health Insurance and Annuities, and a Securities broker.  For the past 20 years, Gary has been the Founder/President of an insurance school and one of the instructors for those preparing for a career in insurance and securities.

 


 

 

K5PA, GENE
ENJOYING HIS NEW 
YAPSTER HEADSET
Plus
His Stealth Backyard Vertical
 

 

 


 

KE5EE- STAN'S NEW STATION IN MOLINO, FLORIDA
(Click To See The Full Picture Gallery)
 



 

FAR EAST MEETS FAR WEST
1-9-16


(L-R) ZORRO-JH1AJT, Eeee-KE5EE'S XYL, HANK-W0CZE AND SHARON, HANK'S XYL
PHOTO TAKEN IN HONOLULU, HAWAII
 

 


This photo was taken  in Honolulu of Eeee, Zorro-JH1AJT, Hank- W0CZE & his wife Sharon at dinner at a great Restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean. While having dinner they watched the weekly fireworks display from Waikiki beach.

 


 

NANCY K9DIG'S MINNESOTA LOG CABIN RETREAT
(CLICK TO SEE FULL PHOTO GALLERY)
 
Glen, Nancy and Reese Log Cabin In The Winter

 

 

T42US JOINT CUBAN/USA DX EXPEDITION TEAM
Havana, Cuba

 

7163 Group Members (L-R Gordon-WB0TKL, Jim-WB2REM, Mark-WC3W, Mr. Rodriguez-CO2RP (FRC President), Bob-CM2KL and Nancy-K9DIG

 

 

 


K4MT-Gary and K4MTT-Kathy  OLD/NEW Station
 

 

 


 

NANCY, K9DIG AND SON MIKE
STIRLING CASTLE, SCOTLAND
BIRTHPLACE OF MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

9-20-15

 


HI3/KB2MS
Mark's QTH in Puerto Plata, Dominicam Republic


K9DIG-NANCY AND CAT  HOOKED UP TO THE
 WB2REM REMOTE LINK
(7-30-15)


 

2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the ARRL.
  For the Centennial, the League launched an exciting state-by-state monthly on-air activity, which became very popular.

The following 7163 Group Members received an ARRL Plaque as formal recognition for their participation in the Centennial. A photo of the plaque received by W1EBM is shown, It's a nicely done 3-inch by 5-inch Plexiglas memento, with the League's HQ Building and the ARRL 100 years symbol + a unique etching of each station's call and their state.
 

CALL W1AW/
W1EBM-GARY W1AW/1     NH
WB2REM-JIM W1AW/4     FL
K8XS-TIM W1AW/4     FL
K9DIG-NANCY   W1AW/0    ND
N7BD-DON   W1AW/0    MO
W4QN-NORM W1AW/4     FL
KN4KL-ED W1AW/KG4 GITMO
KA9TEW-JEFF W1AW/9     IN
K8TE-BILL W1AW/5     NM
K2GAV-TED W1AW/1     CT


 



 

OPERATING ON THE USS INTREPID (NYC)
(L-R) W6SFG-BRUCE, WB2REM-JIM AND WA3KEY-NORM

 


 

WB4VMH-DICK'S  "CUBE" QUAD PROJECT COMPLETED
(5-28-15)

 

 

7163 Group Etiquette- and procedure
By Norm, W4QN
 
 

I have now had time to read through the 25 or so exchanges made regarding the subject of QRP and DX operating practices.  I thought the comments cover a range of issues but I did not see any clear coalition of thought and some bordered on personalities and not what I think is or maybe the issue. I think first we have to examine the various activities and operating process of the 7163 group. I will try to summarize some of my observations, (READ MORE)

 

 

ORLANDO HAMCATION
6Y5CN -MARK MEETS
( L-R) DON-N7BD, NANCY-K9DIG, MARK-6Y5CN, JIM-WB2REM, DICK-K0QWB
 


 
More Orlando Hamfest Pictures
(Click To Enlarge)

(L-R) WB0TKL, N7BD, WB2REM, W4SJT,W4SLD

(L-R) N7BD, W4SJT,  K9DIG, WB0TKL, W4SLD

 



 

KC9TEW
JEFF'S NEW STATION CONSOLE
(3-22-15)



 

7163 GROUP MEN/WOMAN IN BLACK
TAKE ON THE ALIENS AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS --  ORLANDO, FL

(L-R TOP STEVE-W4SJT, GORDON-WB0TKL, DON-N7BD)
(L-R) BOTTOM NANCY-K9DIG, JODY-W4SLD, JIM-WB2REM)

 


 

ROBERT-K5SOK  "THE ALLIGATOR HUNTER"
(8-31-14)


 

 

CLICK TO SEE ARCHIVE #1 (10-14-12 to 2-22-13)

 

7163 ARCHIVE #4 (9-18-14 to ?)

K9DIG-NANCY VISIT'S JIM, WB2REM'S QTH
(Pictured Glenn and Nancy-Jim and Pam)
9-18-14

NANCY, K9DIG WITH SON MIKE
WHO WON A REGIONAL NEWS TEAM EMMY
(Note: Michael is a newsreporter for WDAZ TV  in Grand Forks, ND)
KH6CG-STAN AND XYL (Eeee) and K9DIG WITH STAN IN HAWAII
(10-28-14)
AC4LB
KATHY'S MINATURIZED AMATEUR RADIO
(Click Pictures To Enlarge)

 
WB4CTX-LANDON(Grandson) ON THE  AIR!

7163 GROUP DX EXPEDITION
GUANTANAMO BAY
CUBA
FEBRUARY 6 - FEBRUARY 13, 2015

KG4HI - JIM (WB2REM)
KG4YL-NANCY (K9DIG)
KG4RQ - BOB (N4PSK)

DX LAB POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONW4QN


CLICK FOR DX LAB POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
WOODY'S BACKYARD ZOO
WW1WW
       
         

 

 

 

Last Updated 2-8-16