First licensed in 1983 as G4RFF (a callsign which I still have). Japanese reciprocal callsign: JH1GGR.
Radios: Yaesu FT-1000 Mark V, Yaesu FT 897D (for backpacking ops), Elecraft K3 and K3/0 and k3/0 mini (for remote operations), TS 590S (also for remote operations) and TS 480 HDX (for tooling around with a small 200W radio)
Morse keys by GHD Telegraph (Japan) and JH1JCQ
Amplifier: Expert 2K-FA
Antennas: four stack of multiband antennas designed by 2XArrays http://www.2xarrays.com/ Each antenna has a 36 ft boom with true monoband performance. 4x4x4x4 on 20m, 6x6x6x6 on 15 m, 7x7x7x7 on 10m. All on a 150ft rotating tower by K0XG.
Optibeam 18-6 (3 ele on 40m, 4 ele on 20, 15, 17 and 12m, and 7 ele on 10m) on a 40 ft boom on a 120ft tower. Here it is:
On 80m I use a 4 square antenna using 4 full length heavy duty quarter wave verticals by DX Engineering.
On 160m I use a simple sloper aligned NE/SW.
Inverted Vee for 30m with feedpoint approximately 100ft above ground.
Remote operations using Green Heron Everywhere. (If you want to learn more about remoting, go to www.remotehamradio.com)
Here is the view of my QTH from the rotating tower:
Here is a short video of my quad stack:
Here is a video of my 4 square installation:
Here is a view of the Optibeam 18-6 from the 150ft rotating tower located 200 ft away to the Northwest.
73 de N2QV
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