Picture taken with wide angle Telephoto lens so depth perception is deceiving Snow in San Diego?Cuyamaca Peak "at 6,512 feet (1,985m)" is a Mountain range San Diego Countyroughly 47 miles (64km) 'EAST' from the Pacific Ocean,
Snows in winter are common above 5,000 feet at this Peak but SD has the BEST all Year Weather in the Nation San Diego has 70 miles of coastline and lots of beaches.
QTH Located 14 miles in-land from the bay of San Diego at an Elevation of 255.118 m or 837 Feet above Sea Level on side of the hill
over looking San Diego CA.. the Hexbeam Antenna is 45 feet above ground "total height around 882 feet above sea level" on the side of the Hill I live on. *Station: TS-480SAT with 100 watts. Ifneeded Ameritron AL-80B. *Tower 1- KIO HexBeam on 20,17,15,10M at 45 feet above ground. *Tower 2- 2m Cushcraft A148 10S 10 elt. 35 feet above ground. REPLACED Wire V-Beam with D-40 Rotatable Diople ANT. in Nov 2015 "works Great"! I will get the DX-CC back up sometime for 80m's as Invert-V ASAP...
About Myself: Although I got my Lic in 1/23/12 Tech then few months later General, then Extra. I am no Newbie to being RADIO ACTIVE.
I started this Hobby around the age of 13 years old as SWL due to my Dad used to be QE for the John Glenn Space Race, and other Rocket Boosters.
Majored in, Electronics, Magnetism and Radio Wave Propagation, Solar activity, Space & Earth Sci. Worked for 15 years in NASA / Aero Space Special Programs
Title: (SR. Systems Accept Test, and Assembly Inspector for Special Programs). The one I love the most - HUBBLE Telescope 'WIDE BAND TX' Got to meet and work with Great Minds and People in these years.
Now - Close to Retirement I had to get my LIC and enjoy this SCI as a Hobby Hope to Chat with ALL of you.
A Good Ham OP reads: DX Code of Conduct and Practice it ... so we all can enjoy this hobby.
I will QSL with eQSL.com or QSL Bureau or Mail if you provide $2.00 US for outside USA and Thank you for confirming the contact with QRZ.comlogbook. Thank you NEW PIC BELOW - Enjoy the Pictures and View BELOW from my QTH - TOWER 1Hexbeam by k4kio is (45 feet above ground 20, 17, 15, 10 meters)
ABOVE: NEWHeight to 45feetfrom 35 feet on tower 1. Left pic: Having fun OLD small rotor and lower height BELOW: Views from the ANT's OLD HEIGHT from Hexbeam at old height of 35' - (new veiw is just better now)
Oct 2015 NEW - cushcraft 40m rotatable dipole -- Hawk likes the View... Temp Heigh 21 feet