Bill was first licensed
in 1957 at the age of 12, and received the call sign, KN6ZMZ. He has
held an Extra Class License since 1968 and moved to Oregon in 1975 and
became W7KWK. Bill received the call sign K7ZM in 1977. His wife, Vicki
is a licensed General Class operator and holds the call sign K7VKI. Bill
worked in broadcasting as an Announcer/Engineer/Operations Manger for
more than 40 years and also owned an Advertising Agency. Now retired,
Bill lives in La Pine, Oregon, the “outdoors capitol of the world”.
Bill was the ARRL Oregon
Section Manager from 1998 to 2002, and is Past President of the San
Diego DX Club (1968), Central Oregon Radio
Amateurs (1992), Central Oregon DX Club (1989-1998) and is also a
member of the Central Oregon Contest Club. He was appointed A.R.R.L.
Northwestern Division Vice Director by ARRL President Jim Haynie in
January 2006 and ran unopposed in August 2006 for a new three-year term.
works all bands from 2 thru 80 meters, including 6 meters from the
(very) rare Grid CN-93. However,
his favorite band is 80 meters, where you can usually find him in the
“window” working DX mornings and evenings.