Welcome to the website for
Mike Ritz, W7VO
Shelley Ritz, W7VOX
We support the DX Code of Conduct
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We are located about 25 miles (40 km) NNW of Portland, Oregon, USA, on about 2 rural acres
(0.8 hectares) about half way between the towns of Scappoose and St. Helens, in the small berg of
Warren. (Our mailing address is Scappoose, so we use that for our station
location.) Since we are in an unincorporated area, there are
no antenna or operating restrictions to worry about here!
For those that are wondering,
"Scappoose" is an old American Indian term for "gravelly plain". It is
pronounced like "papoose", the old American Indian child carrier.
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After 20 years of living in the
area of California within the confines of a small city lot, in July 2007 it became time to move to the country
where there is room for horses, chickens, vintage motorcycles and race cars, and of course, lots of antennas.
We have never looked back!
station is equipped with 3 operating positions, and is sometimes used by the
local Columbia Amateur Radio Association (CARA), N7EI, for club events. One is
the annual 7th Area QSO Party contest using the special callsign of N7J, where we put relatively rare Columbia County on
the air with mostly new hams, some of which had never been on HF before!
Click here for a slideshow of our most recent 2013 7QP
(Left to Right, KD7LHB, W7VOX, KC7OHF )
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options on the left to check out the website and station.
Here is the latest HF
data from N0NBH, and wishing you good DX!
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Mike, W7VO, and Shelley, W7VOX
Website last updated:
May 9, 2013Web site and all contents © Copyright Mike Ritz, W7VO, 2009-2014, All rights reserved.Free website templates