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2020-04-02 03:44:59 UTC









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Martin J. Hall

Indio 92201-2888
United States, CA

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Call data

Last update:2020-03-23 12:10:02
QTH:Indio, California
Main prefix:K
Federal state:CA
US county:Riverside
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:6
CQ Zone:3
ULS record:2802975

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2020-01-10 11:16:31
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:YES


(Retired: Packing up and moving permanently to Arizona in early 2020. Working on getting rid of the California QTH now).

Started out in the hobby when I lived in Tachikawa, Japan in 1969. Several of us took classes at the Tachikawa AFB MARS station, then AI1AD, and received our ham licenses (as "Conditional Generals." A term used back in those days). (I've had several call signs over the years, this one since 2006.)

Also, operated in Costa Rica, Germany and Panama. Lived in Gießen, Germany 8 1/2 years and in Tachikawa, Japan 5 1/2 years. (Bribri, Costa Rica and Balboa, Panama were short two-week adventures).

Spent many years playing the EmComm gig with RACES, ARES and the Red Cross going to wildfires, floods and earthquake disaster areas when I lived in Hemet, California. Now, it's strictly a hobby again.

Operate "100-watts max" on HF ... no amps. (Nothing fancy or exotic). CW & RTTY are my preferred modes. Operate 40-meters thru 432. (Also work QRP on the bands).

SWL cards are welcome here, also. (WA6054SWL)

I dabble with the satellites (birds) from time to time. (Usually when we're out mountain-top camping). Also, dabble with SOTA (since 1-3-2019) and POTA (since 1-20-2019).

Operate SSB/CW on 2-mtrs, 432 and 6-mtrs.(170-w on 2-mtrs, 100-w on 432, 100-w on 6-mtrs).

Secondary QTH (soon to be the Primary): Sierra Vista, Arizona (Cochise County) ... near Fort Huachuca. QSL cards made up for both locations, depending on which QTH you worked. (DM13vr or DM41um). (Permanently moving to Sierra Vista in early 2020). Shortly, Arizona will be the only QTH.

Operated the AN/GRC-122, AN/GRC-142, AN/GRC-46 and AN/GRC-26D series Radio Teletype sets while in the US Army 1972 to 1982. (MOS:Ø5C-Radio Teletype Operator w/Morse and SMOS:31V-Tactical Communication Systems Operator/Mechanic). (Ron Boltz, K3TZJ's site).

SOTLAS (SOTA Atlas):,-100.033014/3.5 (By: Manuel Kasper, HB9DQM)

BARTG ... #8429

Digital Modes Club (DMC)... #2775

European Phase Shift Keying Club (EPC)... #11040

Flying Pig QRP ... #1680

NAQCC ... #1892

Natal Digital Group (NDG) ... #0487

SKCC ... #680

10-10 ... #46370

100 Watts and a Wire ... #2034

30MDG ... #2457


Echolink ... 559135 (Only used once in a while).

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Worked DXCCs:


QRZCQ Awards

DXCC 200
ITU 60
CQ 30
IOTA 150

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Other images

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AC7AP / Main work bench for large items, rigs. Test equipment kept in the cabinets below due to dust.
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AC7AP / The "Thin Blue Line."
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AC7AP / Scrounged parts for projects/homebrewing.
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AC7AP / SOTA cards.
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AC7AP / Refurbishing a Cushcraft 148-20T.
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AC7AP / Roll-up work pad that K2BAG turned me on to. Have one for the field, also.
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AC7AP / The original AC7AP in the background. Now (SK). (Field Day 2005, Santa Rosa Mtn, near Toro Peak).
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AC7AP / Started chasing 1-3-2019. Will start activating when we permanently move to Arizona in 2020.
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AC7AP / Field Day 2006 ... with several other folks on top of Thomas Mountain. (W6/CT-016) We were not into SOTA activities back then.
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AC7AP / Small station in the garage near the work bench. Another station located in the house office. (Office station and garage station have since been packed up for the move to the Arizona QTH).
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AC7AP / Spent Christmas 2019 with family at the Alamo Lake State Park, Arizona.
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AC7AP / Part of the work bench ... test equipment kept in the cabinets until needed ... for dust control purposes.
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AC7AP / Pic L

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