Amateur Radio Superstation - K3LR

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  1. N5PP

    N5PP Ham Member QRZ Page

    Double Wow! n5pp
  2. KB3UWC

    KB3UWC Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    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.

    Steve KB3UWC
  3. WH6H

    WH6H Ham Member QRZ Page

    The real Voice of America !! Awesome is an understatement.

  4. AA7EJ

    AA7EJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Impressive – yes, definitely. Nice too.
    Envious? Nope.

    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 ..._._ ..
  5. N3OJB

    N3OJB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Im going broke just trying to get a hexbeam up.. I cant even imagine a setup like that.
  6. KK4RAH

    KK4RAH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Wow! I've never seen something that elaborate before! My dream!! :)
  7. VE3TMT

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    Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor.
  8. W8FDX

    W8FDX Guest

    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.
  9. K7LZR

    K7LZR Ham Member QRZ Page

    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.
  10. KN2X

    KN2X Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well, I just soldered up my first ground plane antenna. I guess that's a start.
    Pretty incredible setup there!
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