PREVIOUS CALLS: KN5UYJ - WA0JBU - WB8BQL - WA1ZRS - T5CB (Early 1993 from Mogadishu - FUN place !!)
When I hit 4-score in age, I decided to rebuild my entire HF antenna system, with all homebrew antennas, looking to keep it relatively simple, yet high in performance, and 7 months later the below is what I came up with. Go figure.
SWITCHABLE BEVERAGES: 480 ft - NE-SW & 600 ft NW-SE
160M - Tower vertical - Omega matched (The 'puter sez it's about 240 'electrical' feet tall)
80M - Crossed & switchable Inverted Vs at 180 ft
40M - Linear loaded rotating dipole at 200 ft
20-10M - LPDA at 188 ft
My QTH (Deer Trail) is in the TEXAS HILL COUNTRY that abounds with wildlife. So far, I've spotted: Black Bear - Mountain Lion (Black Panther actually) - Whitetail & other Deer - Bobcat - Javalina - Armadillo - Raccoon - Coyote - Red Fox - Bunnies - Squirrels - Eagles - Hawks - Osprey (these like to roost on my HF LP at night, they fish in the nearby Llano River) - Roadrunners (Beep - Beep) -Turkey Buzzards - Horned Toads - Rattlesnakes - Coral Snakes - Tarantula - BlackWidow Spiders - Brown Recluse Spiders - Scorpions - Centipedes. Some are fun, most are not.
Presently in use are a venerable ICOM IC775DSP & AL-82 and an even more venerable TenTec OMNI V & AL-80B, both with Heil mics.
I like both DXing and ragchewing, meeting new folks throughout the world, staying in touch with old acquaintances, give me a call if you hear me on. And, I hope to one day get them all on the DXCC list as well as 5BDXCC. It's a work in progress. 73
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