The picture is of A.R.R.L. Northwestern Division Vice-Director Bill, K7ZM and his wife, Vicki, K7VKI, attending the ARRL International DX Convention in Visalia, California.
Bill was first licensed in 1957 at the age of 12. He has held an Extra Class License since 1968. Previous call signs were K6ZMZ and W7KWK. He received the call sign K7ZM in 1977. His wife, Vicki is a licensed General Class operator and holds the call sign K7VKI.
Bill was the ARRL Oregon Section Manager from 1998 to 2002, and is Past President of the San Diego DX Club (1968), Central Oregon Radio Amateurs (1992), Central Oregon DX Club (1989-1998) and is a member of the Central Oregon Contest Club, K7SSS. He was appointed A.R.R.L. Northwestern Division Vice-Director in January 2006.
Bill is the owner of the 146.960- La Pine repeater. Located on Finley Butte at an elevation of 4,500 feet, this repeater will soon be up and operating and will serve south central Oregon, including the very popular Crater Lake National Park. Locals and visitors are invited to use the repeater at any time. The repeater is linked to EchoLink 24/7 and listed at EchoLink as K7ZM-R. The node number is 1584. EchoLink users are invited to link to this central Oregon repeater at any time.
Repeater Equipment: Spectrum S-7R Repeater -WACOM 7” duplexers - Diamond F-23A antenna