ALOHA from Waikiki. a little piece of paradise in the middle of the Pacific -
This is my temporary radio room on the top floor of a 17 story condominium complex in Waikiki, I have some pretty good antennas mounted quite high up so the low power goes a long way on all bands from 160 to 10 meters.
The picture to the right is the Royal Aloha, sixteen stories with a small building on top that houses the elevator AND my radio room.
Over the past several years I have operated from locations near the sea. This one is no exception and I am sure it contributes to the effectiveness of the 100 Watts - you just can't beat a "near the sea" QTH. The Royal Aloha is a very good location for radio, the beach is just a minor attraction.
Below is the roof of the building, my antenna farm has room for wires but no tall masts unfortunately. This roof is very long and big enough for Top Band antennas but as I said, all the supports have to be low profile.
I was first licensed in 1962 and I have more than fifty years on the bands. About thirty of those exclusively on CW. Now I am also on RTTY and Digital Modes.
My previous USA calls: WN0AGF, WA0AGF, WB5GZB, KV4IG (USVI), WB1GDQ, KF1O, KY0C
My previous DX calls: G4VGO, 9V1GO, YB5AQB, 9M1/G4VGO, G5EPD, 9K2/KY0C, YI9CC, EI7IU, SV0BV, JY9BV, LU/KY0C, SM0/G4VGO, 4X/G4VGO
Over the past half century in amateur radio the most difficult task was 160 Meter DXCC #269 issued in 1985 - then I was G4VGO operating from an apartment with a very small back yard. However, there were several tall trees and I had access to helium for balloons plus several BIG kite antenna lifters to use on Top Band.
For a taste of airborne antennas check out my web page: www.qsl.net/g4vgo
Please note: If you would like a QSL it will come 100% from LoTW. If we had a QSO from any of my DX locations please send your card to OK1DOT - Petr who is my manager for all past DX activity.
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