Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by AA7BQ, Jul 30, 2014.
Double Wow! n5pp
A few things Tim told us when we toured the station. When operating all bands, in a contest, they are drawing 21 kw of electric! He was talking about adding a generator, so they could keep running in the event of a power failure. The towers were all purchased used. the guy wires on the tower are fiberglass rods that change to steel cable at ground level.
To help keep the peace with neighbors. He has made a community veggy garden and compost pile. Once a year he has a big neighborhood party.
The real Voice of America !! Awesome is an understatement.
Impressive – yes, definitely. Nice too.
Reminded me of an exchange between stations in NA and an African bush I overheard recently :
“rig here is 800 W with 5 over 5 over 5 Yagis...”
“ my antenna...dipole... 50 Watts...”
Guess who was where.
Any real antenna farmer knows if these antennas survived winter they are not big enough.
73 Shirley ..._._ ..
Im going broke just trying to get a hexbeam up.. I cant even imagine a setup like that.
Wow! I've never seen something that elaborate before! My dream!!
Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor.
Yeah i picked my jaw up off the floor when 10 of us were in a qso on 160 meter and k3lr come busting in calling dx stations without asking if the frequency was in use and then argued with us.
Very nice . But shows how different our individual wants/needs in ham radio can be.....I went the opposite way - simple, conservative station which does a great job but takes very little room.
Well, I just soldered up my first ground plane antenna. I guess that's a start.
Pretty incredible setup there!