Mazama, Washington 98833
N48 33.3 W120 20  2350' asl

I am Mike, NO7RF and have been an active ham since 1970.  WB6WUI was my original call licensed in Lakeside California.  On February 15, 2013 I changed it to NO7RF as I moved to 7-land and upgraded to Amateur Extra in December, 2012.  I am now an avid Internet radio freak (No 7 RF) operating primarily on DMR (MotoTRBO) and C4FM (Fusion).

 I bought a home in Mazama, WA in 2007 and commuted between California and Washington for 2 years before living here full time.  I grew up and lived in California the since 1954.  I live in a small community of 350 people (large by local standards) about 9 miles west of of the town of Winthrop (pop 500), closer to the smaller community of Mazama (pop 200'ish).  Mazama (98833) no longer has a post office, so my home address is in the Winthrop postal zone.

I currently operate a number of repeaters (see: repeater page) at low level sites in the Methow Valley.  I have several MotoTRBO digital repeaters, with IPSC with connections into the PNW c-Bridge.  I also have 2 Fusion repeaters running on UHF in Winthrop and Mazama running in both FM and C4FM modes (Auto/Auto).   There are a few miscellaneous RF links that fill in some of the coverage up and down the Methow Valley.  That is an ongoing challenge and project that seems to always be in motion.

A recent addition is the Methow Valley Linked Repeater System  which links most of the Methow Valley from avalanche chutes West of Early Winters down to Pateros, Brewster and Bridgeport.

I am also very active in APRS and have several digipeaters installed in Okanogan county as well as a number of trackers.  I did have a re-interest in T-Hunting again after a 40 year hiatus.

I do maintain a HF station but it is primarily for back-up comm out of the valley if the weather or fires cause disruption to normal infrastructure.  After 40 years of FM and a squelch control as well as MotoTRBO since 2008, my ear doesn't take well to the band noise so I am not very active on the "low bands".

I tend to monitor 29.6, 52.525, 146.52 and 446.00 FM simplex from the shack and/or remote base.

Ultimately, I hope to have VHF or UHF repeaters located on higher level sites.  Maybe next year.  :-)  But for now, I run a TRBO repeater mobile so my coverage area is always nearby thanks to my friend Verizon.

For more on my repeater activities, check out NO7RF/R  I can best be contacted off-air by Email at the link below.