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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