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​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 and built by WU2X.  Each antenna has a 36 ft boom with true monoband performance. 4/4/4/4 on 20m, 6/6/6/6 on 15 m, 7/7/7/7 on 10m. All on a 150ft rotating tower by K0XG. All 4 antennas are switchable in many configurations.

On 40m I use a stack of 4/4 full size 40m antennas (JK Grand) at 176ft and 106 ft on a second 180ft K0XG Rotating tower (pics above). On that same tower I have a pair of JK 5 band Navassas, primarily used as mult antennas at 43 and 73 ft.  I also have a dipole at 143 ft for 30m on that same tower. Thanks to WU2X all of these antennas have been optimized using HFTA and NEC4 to secure maximum performance of these antennas at this location.

The station seems to work well. With his excellent operating skills, N5DX used the station at N2QV to get the highest USA score in the CQWW CW 2015 contest. A great result!   Read Kevin's story here. http://zf2dx.com/blog/cqww-cw-2015/

Kevin also operated the station entirely remotely from Arkansas in the 2016 ARRL DX CW contest, and achieved an outstanding score, coming second in the USA. Here is the write up. http://zf2dx.com/blog/arrl-dx-cw-2016/

Here is a short video of the two stack set up:


On 80m I use a 4 square antenna using 4 full length heavy duty quarter wave verticals by DX Engineering.

On 160m I use an inverted L in a T shape with 8 elevated radials.

For receive antennas I have two beverages running NE/SW and SE/NW.  We also have a dedicated vertical homebrew receive antenna deep in the woods primarily for 20/15/10 but it works on lower bands as well.  Remote operations using Green Heron Everywhere.

Here is a video of my 4 square installation:


73 de N2QV

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - N2QV
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dedateband mode grid Country op
K1N 2015-02-02 40m CW FK28lj Navassa Island 2015 Navassa DXpedition The KP1-5 Project
KB0VVD 2014-01-01 10m SSB EN10og United States ROGER W GRANT
F5NAK 2013-12-05 40m SSB JN17cd France MOHAMED LOUDYI
IK0VSY 2013-12-01 15m SSB JN63ga Italy ROBERTO SIENA
ZL2JBR 2013-11-30 20m SSB RE78lx New Zealand Jon Brader
SV3ICL 2013-11-30 40m SSB KM18bf Greece FOTIS - KIAMOS
OZ1LRX 2013-11-21 80m SSB JO56kk Denmark Knud L. Boisen
SV2HJQ 2013-10-28 40m SSB KN00um Greece MICHAEL MOYLAKIS
SM7JKD 2013-10-12 80m SSB JO65lu Sweden DAVID.A.R. CONSITT
G0BRP 2013-10-09 80m SSB IO91vl England Terry Baily
ZL2WL 2013-10-05 20m SSB RF80ki New Zealand Wayne . Lester . Z L 2 W L . WILSON (0226128922)
G0BRP 2013-10-04 80m SSB IO91vl England Terry Baily
G0BRP 2013-10-03 80m SSB IO91vl England Terry Baily
IZ2ZEX 2013-09-28 40m SSB JN45kx Italy Heinz Kohlhaas
G0BRP 2013-09-28 40m SSB IO91vl England Terry Baily

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