KL7FDQ


Wayne Leman

Spokane, WA, U.S.A.
Spokane County
Longitude: 117 26' 32" W (-117)
Latitude: 47 41' 43" N (47)
Grid: DN17gq
ARRL Section: EWA


I have been a ham for 40+ years, since my early teens. I was born and raised in Alaska and still consider myself an Alaskan, even though I have been working elsewhere for many years. I have been a linguist and Bible translator on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana since 1975. We moved to Spokane, WA, in October 2005 to be near our children and grandchildren in Spokane. I continue my work with the Cheyenne language and consultant work with other Native American languages.

QRP

Currently I only operate QRP. My rig is a Yaesu FT-817. I use an A-10 all-band dipole with a MFJ 941B antenna tuner. I also use a Miracle Whip (MW) antenna. I like the convenience of its one-knob tuning control. Although the MW can't compete with larger antennas, it can make contacts and it is especially handy for me to take along with the FT-817 on trips. I have been pleased at how many contacts I have been able to make with the FT-817.

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