DXCC No. 58,365 issued August 14, 2013.
ARRL Arizona Section Technical Coordinator
My main HF antenna is 51-foot (16-meter) crank-up tower has an M² KT-34M2 (tri-band 20, 15, and 10) antenna on top. I added a motorized winch to run it up and down. The rotator is an AlfaSpid RAK-1. I usually keep the antenna at 36 feet, but run it all the way up for contests. In February 2015 I put up an off-center fed 80-meter dipole that gives me capability on 80, 40 17, 24, and 10 meters. The roof also holds a 10-meter vertical and a 2-30 MHz receive-only shielded loop. VHF/UHF antennas include a 144/430 colinear, a 2-meter horizontally polatized omnidirectional antenna, a 2-meter J-pole, and a 6-meter stacked 5/8 wave vertical.
Here I am adding the tower cable standoffs.
Current shack configuration
Our two rescued greyhounds, Atilla and Connie, often accompany me when I am on the air.
The tower base is three by four feet and is seven feet deep (1 m x 1.3 m x 2.5 m) and
The box at the tower base has the protection for the rotator and a key-operated
The HF antennas go through a remote switch. VHF and UHF antennas are direct.
The entrance panel has three ground rods and Polyphasors.
The the inside wall from the entrance panel has connectors for six antennas,
My new QSL Card shows the tower and antenna looking east toward the Catalina Mountains.
My previous QSL Card uses an in-flight photo of my airplane over the Sea of Cortez east of Baja california. I have some left if you want a QSL and would prefer one of these.
Here are two pictures of my shack in 1980.The Model 15 teletype made a lot of noise. I still have the D-104 microphone, Ten-Tec Argonaut 509, FRG-7 receiver, Heathkit wattmeter, phone patch, Eico grid dip meter, and FT-227 Memorizer 2-meter transceiver.
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