Episode 227 - Riki Klein - K7NJ / 4X4NJ
Riki Kline, K7NJ, has a long and interesting ham radio career, from humble beginnings in Las Vegas, Nevada, as a teenage ham, to his current QTH on over 40 rural acres in Utah. Riki also lives in Israel, part time, in the village of Na’aleh, overlooking Israel’s coastal plain and the Ben Gurion, Airport. K7NJ shares his perspective as an amateur radio operator who frequently works from either side of the World, likes to chase DX and operate contests in this QSO Today.
Boy Scouts Radio Merit Badge
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada.
First License: July 1956, Novice, KN6THN. Later upgrade to Conditional Class in Las Vegas Call: K7ADD
World Radio Labs Globe Scout transmitter
National NC240D Receiver
Elecraft K3 upgrade to K3S
Ameritron Al 1500 Amplifier
K7NJ Utah Antennas on 42 acres:
54 ft vertical with antenna tuner at the base
SteppIR 4 element yagi antenna
8 element circle array on 40 meters
Beverage antennas in 6 directions
Na’aleh, Israel Station:
Yaesu FT1000D Transceiver
Homebrew Power Amp 4PR1000A 160 - 20
Heathkit SB 200 Amplifier
Popular Electronics Magazine
Mt. Charleston, Nevada
University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Reno
RCA, Radio Corporation of America, of Meadowlands, working in broadcast transmitter design
Eico CW Transmitter
Drake 1A Receiver
RS6 spy radio
CQ Worldwide Contest
DXpedition: 3B6RF DXpedition team to Agalega in 2001.
Agalega - in the Indian Ocean
Rainbow Canyons Amateur Radio Club
Beverage antenna toroid transformer
Heathkit SB 101 Transceiver
Wilson Electronics, Inc. - makers of cellular telephone boosters.
Excited by: FT8 Digital Modes and the DX Honor Role
Advice to new or returning hams: Visit advanced and active stations during DXing and contests.
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World Radio Labs Globescout 680 Transmitter
National NC240C General Coverage Receiver
Drake 1A Receiver
RS6 Spy Radio courtesy of K5BCQ