The above pic is not my present antennas system but of my old contest station QTH that we built on a third of an acre in South Setauket, Long Island, NY from 1994 to 2002.
On the air since 1969, many different qth's since then, back in the 90's I had my shot for contesting when I built up the W2A station with my good friend Mike N2TX, yes a pair of crank up's in the burbs of LI, 9 yagis all on my 1/3 acre plot, I'd like to see another station like that do so well!!! Must be something in the soil here on LI but I was able to design fairly closed stacked yagis on 10,15&20 with 4 over 4 over 4 on 10 mtrs 85' at the top, 5 over 5 on 15 mtrs 75' at the top, 4 over 4 on 20mtrs 92' at the top, 3 element 40ty at 72' and phase inverted vee's at 75' on 75mtrs. That station must have played cause we hold three first place wood on the wall for CQWW M/S SSB contests for 96,97&99 and a few ARRL DX Phone contests as well. All I can say it was lots of work but total fun times until the assisted living complex started building right behind my back yard all lawyered up ! Main interests are dx and rag chew on 75&40 mtrs, playing with new antennas (thats buildin them and having all the fun) some contesting . If you wanna laugh Google Big Guns Contests Club or try ezoom.net/w2xx/w2aa.htm and maybe those pics will inspires some of you guys that wanna build a competitive station but don't have a 5 or 10 acre plot, just work with what you have and Just Do It just like the Nike add's! Well were back on Long Island again after a two year stint in Carmel NY(an average QTH on LI is worth 6db, water front 12db), small .3 acre plot but its 2 miles from LI sound.
At this time we are running a FTDX3000 xcvr, Acom 1000 amp, Palstar AT2KD tuner (only needed on 80/75&15), antennas are a ZS6BKW(modified G5RV) at 55' broadside E/W for 80-6 meters, 40 meter loop vertically installed/horizontally fed at bottom center w/4:1 balun at 20'/ top at 50' for N/S which covers 40-6.
Past Calls WN2ITR,WB2ITR,KE2NL
The pic on the left is of the 72' tower at the ole contest QTH back in 1999, top antenna 4 el 20m@92',4el 10m@82', 3 el 40m@72',4 el 10m fixed EU@55',4 el 20m fixed EU@38' and 4 el 10m fixed EU@30'. The pic on the right is of the 54' tower, top antenna 5 el 15m@74',C3E mult 10/15/20m@ 55',5 el 15m fixed EU@36'. Unreal stack of antennas on 1/3rd acre plot in the burbs.
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