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NL6/AA7CH Kayak Island

Mikhail, VE7ACN will be active from Kayak Island, IOTA NA - 157, 18 - 28 August 2017 as NL6/AA7CH.
He will operate on 160 - 10m CW, SSB.
QSL via home call, LOTW.
Ads for direct QSL:
Mikhail Zavarukhin, 7581 Mark Crescent, Burnaby, BC V5A 1Z2, Canada.
DXCC Country - Alaska KL.
QTH Locator - BO79qt.

NL6/AA7CH News 23 August 2017

Be aware of pirates NL6/AA7CH! I've got a number of e-mails with the QSO data to confirm for the times I was off. Propagation is bad, especially to Europe where topography plays against us. I upload QSOs to ClubLog daily, please check it!

A lot of efforts is made to reach EU/ You can also e-mail me.
I am here, on Kayak Island, in the middle of nowhere, to have as many stations in MY log as possible.

73, Mike NL6/AA7CH - VE7ACN - RW0CN
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NL6/AA7CH News 18 August 2017 from VE7TK.

Mike (VE7ACN) landed safely on Kayak Island (NA-157) around 2000 UTC today (August 18, 2017) after a 4 hour boat trip from Cordova, Alaska. Hopefully NL6/AA7CH will be on the air soon.

NL6/AA7CH News 17 August 2017

NL6/AA7CH operation from Kayak Island, NA-157 is delayed for 1 day because of weather. Rough open ocean doesn’t allow to do it as scheduled. We should be off from Cordova, Alaska on August 18 around 13 UTC. On the air around 5 UTC on August 19.

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Rating: 5 of 5
  • Callsign: W6NYA
  • 2017-08-24 09:12:52
Had contact with Mike today--he said weather up there was rough but he had a great signal into southern California--W6NYA
Rating: 5 of 5
  • Callsign: VE7TK
  • 2017-08-21 02:17:32
UPDATE: Kayak Island had gale force winds (50+ mph/80 km/h) and heavy rain on Sunday night! Mike reports "We thought yesterday was the end of the world". Mike and Natasha are safe but the ham radio equipment needs some work. Vertical antenna on helipad blown onto the rocks, autotuner had moisture in it, 20m vertical to EU placed at low tide now down at high tide and 50 ft of LMR240 missing. Mike still looking for an antenna location to get to EU - they are blocked by the mountain. Repairs and repositioning of antennas underway. Rick, VE7TK
Rating: 5 of 5
  • Callsign: SM0JHF
  • 2017-06-08 05:00:50
Confusing. The Canada-US agreement ( regarding temporary operation in the USA indicates that the call sign must be followed by the call area suffix, e.g. VE7ACN/KL7 ( FCC Visitors from CEPT countries must use the reversed order, e.g. W6/SM0JHF. This is an incorrect example because I hold a valid FCC licence. If you hold a valid FCC Amateur Radio Service license, you must use the FCC assigned call sign while operating in the US territory. The FCC database shows the call sign AA7CH as valid Amateur Extra license until July 2021. Conclusion - this call sign AA7CH must be used on these trips. It is not required to indicate portable location, but it is a good practice to add "Alaska" on phone or "KL7" on CW. Using KL7/RW0CN - your Russian call sign - is not allowed either. Check the ARRL's Operating Manual.
Rating: 5 of 5
Stephen Powell
  • Callsign: KG4RXW
  • 2017-06-02 12:09:17
I've enjoyed (and learned from) each and every one. Love the photography! Steve