North Country DX Association - Yukon Chapter
QSL via K7ICE Only!
KL7JR's 2016 story "Roving in the Yukon: The KL7RST/VY1 Story" was published in the March/April issue of TCA Magazine including the cover photo of DXing on Kluane Lake! 2016 marked the start of the winter Special Event "RST" stations. In 2017 we added OX7RST to the group. We hope to make our event an annual celebration.
NCDXA stations KL7RST, VY1RST, VE8RST, VY0RSTand OX7RST are now on Facebook!
KL7RST, VY1RST, VE8RST, VY0RST and OX7RSTareflagship stations for the North Country DX Association (NCDXA). Listen for us in special events or contests from the land we love! Full color QSLs and certificates are available.
"EXTREME DX" is hot off the press. Search LuLu for the full colorstriking compilation of some of KL7JR's most exciting DXpeditions from the Arctic to the Tropics! Operating takes place in polar bear country, on a glacier, from rare and remote islands and other locations. Contests, special events and using homebrew antennas or modified CB antennas on 6-80 meters make the reading "ride along interesting, action filled and as real as it gets with ham radio". The kind of Amateur Radio adventures that most hams only dream of!
My main antenna concentration was using mobile CB verticals and other Ham mobile verticals on 15, 20, 40 and 80M as V beams or vertical dipoles! Check this link for details. http://www.hamuniverse.com/kl7jrcbverticals.html
In the Athapaskan language, the word "Yukon" means "the great river" or "big river". At 3,600 km (2,300 mi), the Yukon River is the 4th longest river in North America. An awesome place where there are more moose (50,000) than people (32,000)! Mountain sheep and grizzly bears combined even outnumber people there. The human population of the Yukon was higher in 1898 than it is now. Dawson City alone reached a population of over 30,000 at the height of the Klondike Gold Rush. The population of Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon is less than 25,000 today. In the Yukon you will experience a wild and unique scenery, and the Northern Lights will leave you breathless! On June 21, summer solstice, the sun never sets in some parts of the Yukon. All over the Yukon you can read a book outdoors all night. As a newcomer to the North you are dubbed a "cheechako" (greenhorn) but once you have all 4 seasons in a row under your belt, you are then a "sourdough". The Yukon is truly a wonderful place, one such that KL7JR can not get enough of!
Before European Contact:
Disputed evidence of the oldest remains of human inhabitation in North America have been found in the Yukon. A large number of apparently human-modified animal bones were discovered in the Old Crow area in the northern Yukon that have been dated to 25,00040,000 years ago by carbon dating. The central and northern parts of the Yukon were not glaciated, as they were part of Beringia. At about 800 AD, a large volcanic eruption in Mount Churchill near the Alaska border blanketed the southern Yukon with ash. That layer of ash can still be seen along the Klondike Highway. Yukon First Nations stories speak of all the animals and fish dying as a result. Similar stories are told among the Athabaskan-speaking Navajo and Apache, leading to the conclusion by some anthropologists that the migration of Athabaskan peoples into what is now the southwestern United States could have been due to the eruption. After that, the hunting technology saw the replacement of atlatls (spear throwing devices) with bows and arrows. Extensive trading networks between the coastal Tlingits and the interior First Nations developed, where the coastal peoples would trade eulachon oil and other coastal goods for native copper and furs found in the interior.