AB3CX was issued in April, 2005. My previous callsigns were WN2PTS and WB2PTS from 1963-1973. I was QRT all the years in between. I am basically a DX and contests op. Another interest is restoring, repairing and collecting classic radios of the 1930s. The home ham shack has about 90 vintage 1930-39 era radios displayed. Most operating now is from my contest QTH about 10 miles form home. Station gear is a Yaesu FT-2000 with the NS roofing filter, with the RF Space IF-2000 IF output and SDR-IQ for panadaptor display, Alpha 99 Linear, and Ten Tec 238B tuner. Software is N1MM for contesting, Spectraview for the SDRIQ and N3FJP for day to day logging. So far the DXCC totals are 323 worked, with 322 confirmed. 100% of QSO's since 5/10/2009 are being confirmed on LOTW. I reply to all bureau QSLs received.
You can search my log here: http://www.clublog.org/logsearch/AB3CX
The ongoing project is the contest QTH on 30 acres of hilltop land at 2100 foot elevation. A tower went up in 2011, but the first antennas were erected in 2013. Tower #1 is 120 foot of Rohn 45G, with 3 element LL M2 40M yagi and a Tennadyne 12 element log periodic on top, turned by a prop pitch. At 22 feet on that tower is a 7 element 10M monobander fixed on EU. Tower #2 has a two stack of M2 5 element 20M yagis at 94 AND 47 feet, a 7 element M2 6M yagi at 100 feet, and an M2 15M 4 element monobander fixed on EU at 30 feet. Wire transmitting antennas are up for 80 and 160M and there are three 800 foot Beverages for NE, SW and NW. The station was on the air for the 2013 contest season. Improvements in the works for 2014 summer include a third 45G tower, rotating monobanders for 10M (10M7) and 15M (15M4), converting the EU 15M run yagi to a 15M6, a second rotating 3 element 40M yagi tuned for the phone band, and a stack of short boom 10M monobanders focused on SE and SW.
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