QTH #1 Austin, Texas, Travis county
QTH #2 Gholson, Texas, McLennan county (GRID EM-11) 100 miles north of QTH #1 and 10 miles northwest of Waco, Texas (Most contacts are made from this QTH)
I got my license in 1978 and was active from 1978 to 1991.I retired the end of 2008 and decided to get active in the hobby again. At QTH #1 my rig is a1965 Drake T4X and R4A The amplifier is a Heathkit SB221.The antenna tuner is a new MFJ-986.
At QTH #2 the rig is a Kenwood TS590 and Toyko Hy-Power amplifier and a Drake TR4C. The external speaker is a Palstar SP30H.
Antenna at QTH #1 is a homebrew 15,17 & 20 meter 1/4 wavelength elevated vertical withtwo 1/4 wavelength radials for each of the three bands fed with 50 ohm coax at 15 feet above ground. The vertical radiators are 14 guage wire supported by a MFJ-1910 fiberglass pushup mast. The three 1/4 wavelength wires are secured to the mast with nylon ties and all are joined at the bottom to a RG213 harness. At least two radials were needed on each band to bring theSWR under 2:1.First picture is this antenna.
At QTH #2 the antenna is a " S9" 31' groundplane.This elevated vertical is 15 feet up with 4 radials.The four radials also serve as guys. Jan 2011 update. Three element yagi is up. Pictures of QTH #2 and tower raising project below. The yagi is a Wilson SY33 from the early 1980's completely reconditioned with all new stainless steel hardware. The tower is a 1980's Wilson 45 foot crank up tower.
If you EQSL and you are not AG please read this:
1.Groundplane at QTH #1.
2 .Sue (XYL) & James
3,4,5,6, & 7. Tower raising project at QTH #2. I used a 1/2 inch nylon rope and the winch on my utility vehicle to pull the tower up.
8. Rigs at QTH #1.
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