K0UO, Kansas QTH is on a ranch/wheat farm near Kiowa, KS USA which is about 90 miles southwest of Wichita, KS in Grid EM 07SA. Two miles north of the Oklahoma/KS stateline on mile 7 of U.S. Hwy. 281, (look for the big tower and FAA airstrip number 4KS). Ok to use the QRZ log book to confirm.
"The very best part of this hobby is the People that you meet, and the great Friendships that happen as a result", The DX is great this fall(2013), so get on the air and have some fun!
Breckenridge, CO below is my other QTH. It is at an elevation of 10, 200 feet near "Baldy Mountain". I also love making mountain top QSO's on the 14,000 footers, from my Jeep 4 by 4 using an IC 7000, checkout 7.225MHz the "Off road Hams call channel"
Looking out of the front door from my Breckenridge, CO QTH (10,200 feet)
Pressurized Twin Cessna Skymaster 337, I'm flying through T-storms at +20,000ft
My XYL is N0UO Barbara and oldest child is Miranda KB5CST, and son Jon KD0DCO.
My 1st call was WN5UTO as a Novice in about 1967, then WA5UTO as a Technician in1968, on to a General & Advanced in the mid 1970's, then NW5N in1984. So I have held all license classes and passed 5, 13, and 20 WPM code tests (I'm a J-38 straighthkey guy!). I have held the1st class radiotelephone license from the1970's and I'm also still an Examiner for the FCC Commercial Radio Operator license.
Life TimeARRL member,160-6 meter WAS, DXCC, VUCC around 200 countries on 160 (and it is getting very hard to get more on 160!)
Main Equipment in use, IC-7800, IC-7600, IC756 pro, IC 7000's, IC 706's and Kenwood 2000's, amps are the Icom PW-1, Ameritron AL- 1500 (export 2 hole 8877's), and an ALS 600. I also like "Vintage AM"Equipment: Johnson Ranger, Valiant and Gates BC500, RX Hammarland SP-600, R-390's and others.
The airplane,pickup trucks,jeep and farm tractors all have Kenwood TM D710's or Icom LMR's, IC 7000's and ICOM auto tuners.
OFF Roads Jeep with radio equipment
The above JK Jeep is setup for "Overland Expedition Driving". The radio equipment is an IC-7000, 500 watt HF amp, Icom auto tuner, 2 HF antennas, Kenwood TM-D710 with APRS and 2 VHF/UHF antennas, also GMRS/CB/Business Band LMR/Aircraft & Marine radios.
Things that I love to do for fun, are playing with the grand kids, farming, driving Harleys, Moto Guzzies, ATV 4-wheelers, Jeeping, corvettes, flying airplanes, hunting see http://www.rsicorp.com/mule_creek/index.html, full auto ATF class 3 guns, and climbing towers! I'm about 60% retired from my real jobs, Director of RSI Corp which is a Natonal Firm for Telecomm Services,broadcasting stations, RF Safety Compliance, OSHA and telecomm tech training, see http://www.rsicorp.com FM Broadcast Stations @ http://www.kpak.net/ otherhttp://www.concretewalz.com/ Oil and Gas production and water services for oil & gas drilling.
At the studio controls of one of my highest power stations, KPAK 97.5 FM 50,000 watts.
In 2010 a new 180 ft tower was installed. On 160, 80, I use full size 1/4 vel's four Sq's , for 40 a 2 el @ 100ft and a 8 ele long boom log for 14Mhz- 50MHz
The old Tower in the top photo was 10 feet wide,with the work-deck @145 feet. There was a 180' tower in the center that used a prop motor ground mounted with a M2 RC2800 control box, (FCC tower reg number is for 195'). BANDS 160 meters four Sq using full size 1/4 vel's with 1000' to 2000' long rx/antennas the big tower had the folling antennas
60 1/2 wave dipole at 150'.
40-10 8 el M2 log beam 163Ft. (500'-700'>) rhombic and V beams SW/NE at this time building and testing more all the time.
6 meters 7el long boom 160 FT'
EME and JT65 2 meters M2 5w's Long boom az/el 170Ft, 220 M2 30' boom beam, 70cm M2 33' Long Booms 172', 902-1296 six foot dish 140Ft all VHF and UHF antennas are feed with 1 5/8 hard line.
When I'm in Belize my call is V31KW at the Belize Defense Force base, Ladyville Belize (INTL. Airport) and AIRMOBLE 160-70cm!! See Dec. 1996 QST Page 20 for photos of Miss Belize and General Walz and more photo's of towers at http://www.rfcomply.com/pc/products_services/miscellaneous/amateur_radio.php
The Kansas QTH can be run "Green" using Nat Gas from our own oil & gas wellswhich are on the farm,powering a 20KWback-up generator!
Good DX and 73's
This view is looking from the 100' level on the tower and up to the top! 10 foot wide and in 27 yards of cement.
The Tower is 195ft FCC Tower number #1216715', just east of ther Walz Airport "4KS".
KanOkla Intertie Repeater System is one of our projects, see the Map at http://www.statelineskywarn.com/coverage.html
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