.: Welcome to
Amateur Radio Station- W7VO
A huge "Thank You" to members of the ARRL
2018 ARRL Board elections are officially over, and with your unwavering support
the League is now on track towards better communications and transparency, while
moving ahead to fullfill its mission: To advance the art, science, and
enjoyment of Amateur Radio.
I want to start by thanking the members of the Northwestern
Division for placing their trust in me for the next three years as your new
Director. Your vote to strengthen your voice will be heard all the way to the
hallowed halls of Newington! I am
grateful beyond measure, and will work diligently for all of you.
This is a responsibility I do not take lightly. I will
endeavor to represent you with the utmost transparency, and will work hard to
earn, and retain, your trust.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our
current ARRL team, Northwestern
Director Jim Pace, K7CEX, and Vice Director Bonnie Altus, AB7ZQ, for their
leadership and dedication to our Division, and the League.
Now the real work begins. I want to hear your ideas to make
the League work better for us, and my door will always be open.
We adhere to the standards of the
DX Code of Conduct. Click on the icon or
text for more information!
W7VO is located about 25 miles (40 km) NNW of Portland, Oregon, USA, on about 2
rural acres (0.8 hectares) about half-way between the towns of Scappoose and St.
Helens, in the small berg of Warren. (Our mailing address is Scappoose, so we
use that for our station location.) Since we are in an unincorporated area
there are no antenna or operating restrictions to worry about here!
For those that are wondering,
"Scappoose" is an old American Indian term for "gravelly plain". It is
pronounced like "papoose", the old American Indian child carrier.
station is equipped with three operating positions plus a lab bench, and is primarily used for HF
contesting efforts. We currently have two towers up, with a variety of HF antennas.
also used the callsigns of AA7CR and W7RM, the
former being a club call for the Columbia River DX Club, and the latter a club
callsign for the Willamette Valley DX Club.
made about 1,100 contacts operating as W1AW/7, as part of
the ARRL Centennial celebration.
Mentoring new contesters is a BIG part of what we do here, the final score is a
secondary consideration. Mainstay operators include Daryl, W7GYM, Ian, K5ZM,
Dave, W7CAR, Steve, W7XQ, Bob, W7CO, and Jim, K5IRT. Several of them got hooked on