Amateur Radio Superstation - K3LR

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  1. VE6AMR

    VE6AMR Ham Member QRZ Page

    N7WR - Then I thought about my priorities and decided spending a lot of $$$ on a station that due to location would never be the #1 scoring station in the USA simply made no sense.

    Someone I agree with! I'm not a rag chewer, bores me silly. There is no way for me to contest anymore as I cannot travel to the local club station, I don't drive. The club station is over two hours away by transit and a thirty minute walk. My GF has a new pacemaker and says I cannot have a station at home as it may cause problems with her pacemaker. The pacemaker company says this isn't so but she hates Ham Radio with a passion and considers any hobby that doesn't make money as a waste of time, which is all the excuse she needs. I'm 68 now and won't live to see another sunspot peak, so hanging it up is the only thing left. As I said eaelier, but spelled it wrong, Fifty one years wasted on a pipe dream.
     
  2. K7JBQ

    K7JBQ Moderator Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    AMR,

    You need a new GF.

    73,
    Bill
     
  3. VE6AMR

    VE6AMR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Weve been together over 15 years and own our home jointly, if I were to split I'd be on the street; so thats not realistic.
     
  4. KG7ALV

    KG7ALV XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    If you ever need an apprentice let me know. I would probably learn more in one day there than I have learned. It puts me in awe!
     
  5. WB9MSM

    WB9MSM XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Thank you for sharing this excellent article with the world on QRZ.com. I really must confess that my Mosley Classic 33 tri-band beam works great for me. I can not even imagine what it would be like to get on the air with the antennas pictured at the K3LR location. Really, really a nice station!!!

    Denny
    WB9MSM
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2014
  6. WB9MSM

    WB9MSM XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I am going to have to one day see the W0AIH antenna farm in Eau Claire, WI. I heard that is really a site to see!!!

    Denny
    WB9MSM
     
  7. KC3BER

    KC3BER Ham Member QRZ Page

    Wow! Amazing! That is a LOT of work. Beautiful station.
     
  8. W9EBE

    W9EBE Subscriber QRZ Page

    To say that Tim’s station is “impressive” is an understatement!

    For 44 years, I’ve been a dyed-in-the-wool CW ragchewer. On contest weekends, you’ll find me somewhere between 7100 and 7125 kHz, or on 30 meters. I may work a few state sponsored QSO parties every few years for grins, but when it comes to contesting, that’s it.

    But, I love contesting! Why? Because it fills up the bands with folks having fun. I hope that when some commissioner or legislator chooses to listen to the ham bands to find out what’s going on, he/she will do it on a contest weekend.

    I recently discovered what a “CW skimmer” is, thanks to another thread here on The Zed. Now I can’t stop thinking about how cool it would be to have the logging software (I still keep a paper log), CW skimmer thingy, computerized rig control, etc. for such a technologically advanced, single-op contest station.

    This visit to K3LR’s amazing station just further fans the flame of interest in such a thing. Thanks a lot, Fred, hi hi.

    As an aside, not long ago I ordered something from DX Engineering. After ordering, I realized I’d made a boneheaded mistake and ordered the wrong item. When I called DXE, the person with whom I spoke was understanding and friendly; very willing to correct my blunder without a hint of his likely assumption that I was an idiot.

    Shipping was lightning fast, and shortly after I received my order, I got a follow-up email inquiring about my overall impression with my dealings with DXE. In a word: SUPERB.

    Later, a pretty neato catalog arrived in the mail. Just like AES used to send out. Maybe DXE will be the new AES?

    Anyway, it is obvious that K3LR is doing something right on a number of fronts. I wish you much success, Tim! Now, please tell me how to hook up all that new-fangled contesting technology to my Ten-Tec Jupiter. By me doing so, I would likely become somewhat of a weekend warrior, too. But on a much smaller scale…

    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> I’ll blame you, Tim and Fred, and QRZ in general for planting the contesting seeds of interest in this old ragchewer’s head. If I do turn my meager station into some sort of little whiz-bang weekend contest operation, I’ll point the finger of blame squarely at you guys. Be warned: my XYL can be a force to be reckoned with!
     
  9. N2ADV

    N2ADV Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I hate the DXE catalog not really... Well, my wallet hates it, at least! :) :)
     
  10. KC8YHW

    KC8YHW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Antenna Farms Ahh yess. My wife claimns we do not have the correct soil, our Corn barely grows.

    I live on a hill top and we get vicious winds, I try to stay under 10 meters high.

    How ever I have worked Ivor Greenwood GI0AIJ several times he has a neat set-up.
     
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