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Ed Higginbotham

Hermiston 97838-1267
United States, OR

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Call data

Last update:2014-12-14 21:40:10
Main prefix:K
Federal state:OR
US county:USA
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:6
CQ Zone:3
ULS record:2440224

QSL data

Last update:2014-02-22 14:26:25
Bureau QSL:YES
Direct QSL:YES


Bio Ham Radio 1993 to 2015
This is my 22 years as a Ham Radio Operator started out in 1993 then went on to get my General Class in 2002,and Extra Class in 2007. I requested a call change from KB7VGE to K7VGE in it was granted in 2002. Most of my skills at this Ham Radio has been by reading web study guides and experimenting with my equipment that I have collected. I hope you enjoy this web page. Special thanks to QRZCQ.Com for there web service.
Two old hams friends got me interested in this hobby Wes (K7SUW) and Tom (W5QI). Tom was the owner of AEF Mfg., a major CB antenna manufacture back in the 70's and 80's no longer in business (Tom Wilson, then WB7AEF).
I am married going on 45 years to a great lady, 3 children all are married, 7 grandchildren. I just turned sixty and still working, I like my job so will see how long I keep working. I enjoy spending time with the family.
I due support the ARRL and due go to some of the ham fest in the local area. I like to answer Phone CQ,s and work most bands.

Thanks for reading this. 73.s

Jan. 2015

Worked DXCCs:


Radio Equipment

Working 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 40 and 80 Meter Bands

# 1-- Yaesu FTDX 5000D, using Heil Pro Set Plus Head Set. Hookup to a Delta-4 Coax Switch, QRO HF-2500DX, AT4K or AT1500CV Palstar tuners, Cushcraft ATB-34 Beam, w/crankup Tower @ 16 meters w/CDE Ham II Rotor, modified G5RV up @ 16 meters. 

Backup Radio

# 2--Yeasu FT-1000 MP Mark V Field, Heil Pro Set Plus, Palstar AT4K / AT1500CV Tuner, Kenwood Amp TL-922A, hook to a Cushcraft ATB-34 Beam, and a Crankup Tower @ 16 meters w/CDE Ham II Rotor / G5RV @ 16 meters.

For Working 40 Meter Band.

# 3 --- Yeasu FT-990, Heil PR-35, MFJ 989C Tuner, Ameritron Amp AL-811H, hooked to a 80 meter double-bazooka antenna made by International Antenna Company setup as inverted V off my house @ 11 meters.

For Working 2 meter & 70CM Bands.

# 4 --- Yeasu FT-847 setup at present, hooked to a Cushcraft ARX2 Ringo Rangers 2 Meter Antenna (144Mhz). & 70 CM (420Mhz).


# 5 --- APRS System using APRSPoint V4.5.7 by KF6ZDM, on a home brew computer, with a Alinco DR-1200T, Kantronics 9612 Non-Plus V8.2, hooked to a Spectral IsoPole UHF 435 - UHF 450.

Mobile System

# 6 -- Icom 7000 installed in a 1994 Dodge 3500 Ram Dually to pull my fifthwheel, hooked to a 6-160 meter screw type antenna from Larry's Antenna LLC. I also have APRS system, software APRSPOINT V4.5.7, using a Alinco DR-1200T, AEA PK-232, & Dell Laptop computer. I run this system on a small inverter for the computer with a extra 12 volt battery.

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K7VGE / 2003 Ultra Classic Harley

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