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 part of my radio interest is restoring, repairing and collecting classic radios of the 1930s. The pictured home ham shack has about 90 vintage 1930-39 era radios displayed. Station gear is a Yaesu FT-2000 with the NS roofing filter, with added RF Space IF-2000 IF output and SDR-IQ used for panadaptor display, Alpha 99 Linear, and Ten Tec 238B tuner. Antennas are a HyGain HyTower vertical (with 160M base loading toroidal coil for 160M), a Cushcraft 40 meter rotary dipole, an 80 Meter Inverted Vee suspended from the tower, and a Tennadyne T-8 log periodic antenna on a 55 foot tower. I belong to the HVCDX contest club. 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 320 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 newest wrinkle is my contest QTH on 30 acres of hilltop at 2100 foot elevation. After a 2 year hiatus, work progressed during the sommer of 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 bya prop pitch motor. 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. More development is being planned for summer 2014.
CONTEST QTH: 40M yagi view NE from lower tower, followed by view of lower tower from top 20M yagi at 97 feet
ABOVE: 20M Stack in construction
You can see some photos taken 9/27/2009 of my Cooperstown shack and some tower work by following this link:
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