NOW QRV from Molino, Florida, about 30 miles north of Pensacola
Below : 3 Element 80M yagi is ready to go up on the tower. This antenna is massive.
Big 80M yagi going up.
Looks awesome, pointing towards japan.
80M yagi pointing toward Europe.
Below: 9 el 6m Yagi going up on the Mobile tower.
Below: 9 el 6m yagi at about 90 feet.
Below: SteppIR DB-42 at about 120 ft. the lower DB-42 will be placed at the Tic Ring rotor seen two sections down at 72 feet.
The lower DB-42 should be installed in April.
Feedline and control cables for the DB-42 stack.. Note the 1-5/8" Andrews Heliax coax to LMR600 up the tower to the stack match.
BELOW: Cable trench all covered up.
Photo below was taken about 700 feet from the two towers. Area where the full sized 1/4 ~ 160M 4 square will reside.
Below: the newly built shed and trees removed. rotating towwer base installed and operational now.
After photo of control shed with siding completed.
Pretty, cold moring at 28 deg F, frost on the pumpkins.
New SteppIR tower shed...
Below: Inside the SteppIR tower shed. The start of the CAT5e cable wiring for the 6 stack, triple/duel stacks, 3/3 over 3/3 over 3/3. Top pair, middle pair, bottom pair of 3 el steppIR yagis. The A/C strip will supply power for the SIX 33 volt power supplies for the remote/lightning control boards. Each board will be connected to a yagi in the 6 antenna stack array. Antennas will be from 30 feet to 180 feet
Below Right: Inside the control shed. these are the 6 remote/lightning boards for the triple/dual stacks going up, antennas will be stacked from 30ft to 180 feet.
Below left: Shows control shed and rotating tower base. The second trench os still open. Housing two 250 foot runs of Andrews AVA7-50 1-5/8" heliax coax. Also there is a 250 foot run of LMR-600DB to provide the first half of a 500 foot run to the full sized 160M 4 sq array going up this summer. These will be four rohn 25g towers at 132 feet each. The Journey continues....
Rotor motor set up installed for the SteppIR tower.
Below: all heliax feed lines for the six stack of steppIR yagis and the JK 20 & 40M yagi stacks. also the coax for the 160M 4 square seen here. The control lines for the triple-dual stacks, and the JK stack matches as well. There is also the large spool seen at the base of the control shed, this cable will feed the switching of the 160M 4 square array. If one looks closely, behind the rotating tower base in the below photo, one can see the 300 foot long trench leading out to where the 160M 4 square controller will be located.
Below: setting one of the three 8 inch "I-beam" guy supports for the 200ft rotating tower.
The I-beams are 15 ft long and will have 8 feet in the concrete bases.
Starting to lay out 2000 feet of CAT5e cable for the SteppIR antenna stack.
Below: 300 foot long Trench dug for the control lines and 1-5/8" Andrews AVA7-50 heliax coax for the K7UGA skyneedle tower. The concrete base and rebar set up is on the way via freight, ETA is 12/9/15, so soon the base will be poured and the tower goes up.
Base for the K7UGA Skyneedle tower.
Skyneedle Tower ALMOST ready to go up......
Above: Skyneedle placement on the property with respect to the other towers.
WARNING!!! Below is my Radio Shack Security Kitty. She takes NO Prisioners.
"DON'T MESS WITH MY STUFF"
New Op console , still making some tweaks, but happy with it so far. Large Flat screen is 48" for use with the Flex 6700 once I set it up.
The FTdx9000MP is for 80M use. One of the three TS-990's will be for mainly 6M EME set up.
below: Getting the amplifier section started at the new QTH.
Below: Amplifier section
Below: 1.5KW tranceiver set up. Circa '70s. SR-2000 first ham radio with Dual Watch.
Nice addition to the shack, the GeoChron GREY LINE timepiece.
Below: Center of photo- shows the two US Tower remote control boxes. These allow the raising and lowering of the two crank up towers remotely from the shack. Nice addition to the station console. One of my amps is pictured in this photo, the controller unit of the Henry 8K Ultra linear amplifier. The RF secion is located in another room connected by a remote cable.
160M 4 square project below:
Four 130+ foot rohn 25g towers, spaced 134 feet apart.
the second corner tower base#2 can be seen in the background exactly 134 feet north of the forward tower base#3.
Tower Insulators are seen mounted on top of the tower bases. These insulators have a crush rating of 30,000 pounds.
the 4, 160M Towers when constructed will each be 130 feet high and spaced 134 feet spart in the perfect square.
Below: Center switching unit for the 160M 4 sq array.
Center switch of the array and tower base #2 in the background. "THE JOURNEY CONTINUES"
NOTE: QSL cards for Tov, T32TV can now be sent to my address below. Please be patient if there is a slight delay in getting your T32TV card since we are in the process of a big move.
Send QSL Cards for Tov to:
7020 Molino Road
Molino, FL 32577
QSL MANAGER FOR TOV, T32TV
TOV IS NOW ON WASHINGTON ISLAND, EASTERN KIRIBATI GROUP. VERY RARE IOTA OC-084
BELOW: KH6CG Station set up.
BELOW: One of three Kenwood TS-990S radios with Home Brew Programmable Function Keypad.
Four of the seven amps at the station.....
My Wife Eeee with her Ferrari birthday present.
new addition to the Collins S-Line, A COMPLETELY RESTORED 30S-1 AMPLIFIER.
THANKS TO TOM, K0EOA AND HIS WIFE FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL COLLINS 30S-1 AMPLIFIER. I GREATLY APPRECIATE THE WORK AND EFFORT YOU PUT INTO THIS TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE........... !!!!!
DXCC from Hawaii QTH: 331 Entities ( Latest Entities = Navassa Island & Cocos Island TI9 )
Finally got DXCC Honor Roll from KH6 before the move to Florida. :-)
8 BAND DXCC
377 DXCC Confirmed from New Jersey QTH using WB2AYP callsign.
Thanks for looking..........
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