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 (for remote operations), TS 480 HDX
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
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.
Morse keys by GHD Telegraph (Japan) and JH1JCQ
Amplifier: Expert 1K-FA (1KW);
Remote operations using Green Heron Everywhere and proprietary software designed by http://www.remotehamradio.com(great way to remote your station with one small black box))
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 my Optibeam 18-6
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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