I am Mike, NO7RF
(as of 2-15-2013)
but was WB6WUI since 1970.
There is much to be
updated with the grant of this vanity call. I
selected it for several reasons; I now live in 7 land, I
finally earned by Extra class this past December and I
am very active in Internet radio, hence the no rf.
I relocated to
Mazama, WA after living in California since 1954.
I live in a small community of 150 people (large by
local standards) about 9 miles east of of the town of
Winthrop (pop 400), closer to the smaller community of Mazama (pop
200). Mazama no longer has a post
office, so my home address is uses the Winthrop zipcode.
I currently operate 3 repeaters at
low level sites in the Methow Valley. I have a
MotoTRBO digital repeater, with IPSC linking to
15 repeaters, 5 of which are linked to repeaters in
Southern California where many of my Ham friends live.
I also have a repeater on 449.850 which covers that
"last mile" to the eastern slopes of the North Cascade
Hwy (20). Lastly, I have a GMRS repeater that
operates on the Travelers channel (462.675). There
are a few miscellaneous RF links that fill in some of
the coverage up and down the Methow Valley. That
is an ongoing challenge and project.
Recent addition are simplex repeaters on
146.520 Mhz. These repeaters are located in
Winthrop and Mazama and work well up and down valley from
Washington Pass to below Carlson.
I am also very active in
APRS and have
several digipeaters, 1 iGate and a number trackers.
I monitor 52.525, 146.52 and 446.00
simplex from the shack and/or remote base. The
TRBO repeater is linked into the analog system.
Ultimately, I hope to have back-to-back VHF and UHF
repeaters located on a higher level site and will then
remotely link the rest of the stuff to my home.
Maybe next year. :-)
For more on my Repeater Activities,
check out WB6WUI/R I can best
be contacted off-air by Email at the link below.