cards confirmed the other challenge of dxcc
working 40-60 hours a week untill around 2009 we missed much of the big Es -f2 openings and only on weekends 1999-spring 2002.
In 2009 for the first time we got to work an entire Es season and fared well with many new ones into Af ,Asia, North Eu,East Eu.
Almost a dream prop was so good in 2009. 2010 went on extended trip to Texas spring-summer, we took a rig with us and operated some from Big Bend park and Seminole Canyon 2m and 440 were king out here with lots of activity on tropo. Next time i'll have more bands with me and stay awhile hilltopping from a few of the less occupied grids.
I get asked often why do you want to move to the desert high country ? not to hard to explain visibility 100 miles on a bad day be like me standin on port mayacca levee and seeing Tampa,fla
anyway this from near the Chiso's peak looking west to Terlingua almost 25 miles away with the Santa Helene's mountains in Mexico in the background 80 miles further ,most geologic diverse region you'll ever see .we are at around 6000' above sea level here and its 45° early summer, killer tropo out here and and some excellent es and f2 mountains,coyotes, sotol, mesquite,ocotillo , deer ,antelope ,mountain sheep ,elk poisonus snakes and harmless ones , big spiders, minor to having some real peace and quiet with no city lights. i'll be off the grid.
Amps -some homebrew or modifed commercial gear 6-1296
latest project is a ldmos 700w 432MC amp for weak signal we enjoy long haul cw on uhf not many cw guys on anymore but what the heck keep activity going
present project is a qro 1296 ldmos similar to the one above also in rack mount
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