I am Mike, NO7RF and
have been an active ham since 1970.
WB6WUI was my
original call licensed in Lakeside California. On February 15, 2013 I changed it to NO7RF
as I moved to 7-land and upgraded to Amateur Extra in
December, 2012. I am now an avid Internet radio freak
(No 7 RF) operating primarily on DMR (MotoTRBO) with
just small C4FM (Fusion) presence.
bought a home in Mazama, WA in 2007 and commuted
between California and Washington for 2 years before
living here full time. I grew up and lived in California
the since 1954.
I live in a small community of 150 people about 9 miles west of of the town of
Winthrop (pop 800), closer to the smaller community of Mazama (pop
200'ish). Mazama (98833) no longer has a post
office, so my home address is in the Winthrop postal
DOWNSIZING: I currently operate a few repeaters at
low level sites in the Methow Valley. I have
MotoTRBO digital repeaters, with IPSC connections into the
I also have a Fusion repeater running on UHF in Winthrop running in both FM and C4FM
I am also very active in
APRS and have a
iGate/digipeater installed in Mazama as well as
a number of trackers on APRS analog (144.39) and
APRS digital (via DMR).
I do maintain a HF station but
it is primarily for back-up comm out of the valley if
the weather or fires cause disruption to normal
infrastructure. After 40 years of FM and a squelch
control as well as MotoTRBO since 2008, my ear doesn't take well to the band noise
so I am not very active on the "low bands".