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W7VO / W7VOX

Scappoose, Oregon, USA

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Welcome to the website for Mike Ritz, W7VO
and
Shelley Ritz, W7VOX
 


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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.
 

Click here for more information about Scappoose, Oregon

After 20 years of living in the Silicon Valley 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!

The 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 effort!



                                                               (Left to Right, KD7LHB, W7VOX, KC7OHF )

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Here is the latest HF propagation data from N0NBH, and wishing you good DX!

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73;

Mike, W7VO, and Shelley, W7VOX

Website last updated: May 9, 2013

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