Picture above is facing due SOUTH with the Coronado Islands (off the coast of Mexico) in the distance.
KK6ZM (formerly K6AAX) California Information
CQ Zone 3, ITU Zone 6, ARRL Section "San Diego," Age 42
KK6ZM CALIFORNIA QTH INFORMATION BELOW
Rancho La Jolla Antenna Farm consists of the following: I use a homebrew modified Alpha Delta Model DX-B 60ft Sloper at 11m in a Palm Tree sloping NNE with a down lead to ground rod for 160m/80m. 160m seems to perform best for me being within 250 yards from the ocean, particularly to the Pacific. The top band spotlight signals from the Pacific can be magical at times. I regularly can hear the local ZL and VK SSB ragchew on 1.845 during their winter. When I hear the low power SSB thunder from down under, I know that it is going to be a fun DX evening/morning. At 250 yards from the ocean, not much benefit on 80m.
For those that can hear me, thank you...thank you...thank you.
FT1000D Yaesu Transceiver with MD-1 Microphone, Ameritron AL-1500 Amplifier, and Palstar AT2KD Tuner.
That's my story, and I'm sticking to it! 160m CW/SSB, 75M SSB DX are my favorite activities. I definitely consider myself a low band fan. I also participate in contests.
Work you on the bands!!!!!
LA JOLLA COAST QTH (250 yards from Windansea Beach)
WINDANSEA BEACH, LA JOLLA (LOOKING NW to JA across to NNE SP EU)
STREETSIDE, WINDANSEA BEACH (LOOKING SW to LP EU and VK/ZL)
KK6ZM on Caribbean DX Expedition to VP2MDG (Montserrat) in October 2011
More interesting links....
If you are a low band fan, you might enjoy hearing the European pile-up below on 75m. YES, I SAID 75M!!!
The below link is an accurate representation of our 75M SSB signal into Europe around 0800 UTC from K6AAX/VY2
(PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, CANADA - IOTA NA-029). This was done from the VY2ZM Contest Station right on the
Atlantic Ocean. Thanks for all the contacts!
VY2ZM CONTEST STATION
Recorded at VY2ZM during the 2011 160m ARRL CW Contest, it is my CW contact with VY2ZM on 160m
from the K6AAX California QTH. :-) TOP BAND!
The "you tube" link below was recorded at A61BK in United Arab Emirates (Thank you, Khalid!). I was at VY2ZM's SUPERSTATION QTH on Prince Edward Island (Canada-link provided) operating 40m SSB and calling CQ DX as K6AAX / VY2 just before the March 2011 ARRL SSB DX CONTEST with 10 Elements pointed at Europe (two 3 element stacked Yagis (highest one at 170ft) and two 2 element stacked Yagis on another tower at 120ft). The pile-up was deafening. I DEFINITELY WAS MAKING SOME NOISE!!!!!!
40m SSB Pile-Up Link
75m SSB QRP DX Mobile Contact with England from Prince Edward Island (Canada) as it happened (M3SGS/M and K6AAX/VY2)
At the time of this contact, I was using a Six FULL SIZE Vertical Array right off the Atlantic Ocean and pointed at Europe from VY2ZM ("THE DEATH RAY")
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-Nz5D_T7fM (VY2ZM 80M "Death Ray")
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