The new "shack" is working out well.
Located on seven acres with mature oak trees the RV provides a comfortble way to operate portable.
The antenna in use is a Hustler 6BTV equipped with DX Engineering components.
Approximately 3,000 feet of radial wire was used in conjunction with stainless components to insure longevity.
Initial testing looks good and the noise level is very low.
The two meter array pictured was used to compete in the small station assisted class during ARRL EME contests.
Operating with KA8HOK we were able to work numerous contacts via JT65B.
If you have not tried digital EME I would strongly urge you try it !
Nothing beats a station replying to your signal via EME , it's the ultimate QSO.
I recently learned my amateur radio activities will be winding down.
Thanks to the thousands of amateurs that have added contacts to my contest logs or had a casual ragchew.
I still appreciate working a good CW operator and urge others to maintain the fine art of pounding brass.
There are many fond memories of field days , trips to the Dayton Hamvention , mountain top VHF / UHF contesting , roving ,
and building antennas with numerous ham radio friends.
A special thanks to Scott KA8HOK for his efforts assisting with antenna work at several station locations and technical
assistance when needed.
Thanks to the DX stations world wide that took the extra effort to listen carefully insuring I made their logs !
I would also like to thank many DXpedition operators who sacrificed personal time and funds to hand out a rare entity !
Ham radio is a wonderful hobby and I have enjoyed it through out the years.
Hopefully we will work again soon .
Old call KA8IFC
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