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******SEND LARGE ENVELOPES FOR THE JY1 (4X6TT) MEMORIAL CARDS !!!!  and for ZS6BNS, V51MA,A65DR, and V51Q     Cards are 4 inches by 6 inches..     **************

***I am QSL manager for 4X67TT, 4Z6T, 4X6TT, 4X6TT -JY1 MEMORIAL, C91WDL,ZD8KFC, V51MA,ZS6MAL,4L1AN, KL5E,  9H1PF, A65DR, ZS6BNS...ZS5IE, 3DA0GNR,T6JP, and V51Q......PLEASE-U.S.--SASE,,OUT OF U.S. 2 USD for return postage--NO, NO IRC's NO EXCEPTIONS

**********I OFFER TO BE QSL MANAGER FOR ANY DX STATION... I  WANT TO HELP DX STATIONS GET ON THE AIR WITHOUT HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT QSL DUTIES**********

 

THE FOLLOWING STATIONS YOU WILL NEED A LARGER THAN NORMAL ENVELOPE--A65DR,ZS6BNS, AND V51Q...ALL OTHERS SEND A NORMAL SASE, OR RETURN ENVELOPE..

US send SASE,, out of US send Self addressed envelope with 2 US dollars or adequate US postage. Cards answered QUICKLY !!!Again, send big enough envelope !!

 

I was inactive from 1993 to early 2013...my grandkids wanted to see what the radio was all about. I strung up a 80 meter wire,, and I am now back wide open,, doing DX and serving the DX family as a QSL manager as I did in the 1980's.

AN avid dx'er,.My last antenna IN 1988 was a 20 meter monobander, 10 elements, 128 ft boom, up 116 ft high on a Rohn 80 series tower. This setup was believed to be the worlds largest monobander for 20 meters on a single boom.

My current antenna is a 7 element on a 65 ft boom at 150 ft up. It is an antenna that my late friend VE3GK designed, and is in honor of him. What does N4GNR do for a living??,I put up towers and antennas in the commercial field..and I have a tree service here locally taking down trees near homes, and trimming,,,otherwise, I hunt and fish, hunt and fish, try to get a little sleep. a little to eat. and Ham it up-CHASE DX !!

In 2005, N4GNR was asked to go to Africa to do work with a missionary group, Never Ending Gardens.... In June 2005, I arrived in Swaziland and saw another side of human life in the worlds highest AIDS epidemic. In my spare time, I operated as 3DA0GNR, all licensed by the Swazi government. A tremendous amount of thanks goes to Andy Cory, 3DA0TM, who spent a lot of time with me while operating Andy's gear, from atop a mountain. My call was 3DA0GNR,,,,I had huge pileups, mostly to JA,Asia, and Europe. I had one contact in two days to U.S.

Back in 1988, I was on the team of N2EDF and K2SG/NP1-Navassa Island--Quite an experience !! Now Navassa is # 1 or 2 in the most wanted list.

The one thing that allways gets my time are Skylar-12, Carmen-7, Jacob-7, Matthew-6,, andBenjamin-3...my darling Grandkids.

I am now active again back on the Ham bands.. Its good to see a lot of my old friends,, but sad to find a lot have passed on...

 

Henry Amp,, FT 2000D,, Icom 7800, Ameritron AL82, 2 CN 801's,, M2 2800 rotor, 7 elements on 65 ft boom@ 151 ft,, 6 meter yagi on 39 ft boom @ 65 ft.

as I have said...pictures do not do much justice....7 elements on 65 ft boom (19.8 meters),,, @ 151 ft (46 meters) 20 meter monoband ( VE3GK design)

N4GNR at 330 feet installing UHF 16 bay antenna, and 7/8 inch heliax....400 ft tower   2014

FEB 4, 2015....ON A 400 FT TOWER AT THE 320 FT LEVEL...INSTALLING 3 VHF COLINEARS, 3 SIDE MOUNTS, AND 3 RUNS OF 7/8 INCH HELIAX...ONE ANTENNA IS MOUNTED AT THE RED LIGHTS

FEBRUARY 2015,, my son Brad on top of a water tank @ 160 ft installing VHF colinear for a county government....p.s. the vertical pipes are straight,,, its just how the picture came out !! strange huh ?

Same water tank,, Feb 2015    160 ft    the finished product-one of 3 on this tank   

4-24-2015....I was photographed by the media taking down an ancient PECAN tree in downtown Toccoa...a sinkhole had developed close to the tree, and it was feared the roots were undermined and weak.

And parts of the PECAN going to the ground...4-24-2015......chainsaw is a Husqvarna 575XP

Brad, my son,,, moving the tree parts as fast as they hit the ground in the Caterpillar 262 Skid Steer...4-24-2015  In the foreground,, a government building is 40 feet away...4-24-2015

  

                                                      

A beautiful smallmouth bass from the Columbia River in The Dalles Oregon.....March 2015

My oldest grandson-Skylar....he is growing up way too fast, now 13 yrs old....with a nice bass from our lake,,, April 10, 2015

                             

This is one of the four walls in my radio/computer room...Large Striped Bass 47.4lbs -smallest 33 lbs, 2 largemouth bass near 10 lbs each,, a trout, and the first big deer I shot in 1983

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My radio desk, it is all crammed on shelves,,Icom IC 7800,,  A Henry, Ameritron AL 82,, FT 2000D, IC-761, , M2 2800, Bird and Diawa meters, and a Lynxx from Saskatchewan Canada. 

A walleye, a 159 B&C deer from Kentucky, a few largemouth, all largemouth bass are over 10 lbs, largest 13 lb 6 oz                                                              2014   Lake Russell  18 lb  Striper

A walleye from Lake Russell-8 1/2 lbs.

      

 

THIS, is oneCRAZY CAT !!!!--Max. He is allways in another chair beside me when I am operating. I have yet to find something that makes him mad. I can rough him up, and he comes back for more !! He stays inside all the time, he rules the house !!

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This is Skylar,, Our oldest grandson,, he is a super Christian young man...he is my right hand man.

Skylar does outstanding in church activities, and is in top 2% in his class at school.

 

 

This our grand daughter Carmen...the only girl of all 5 grandkids,, she is Papas baby girl, she has

a Love like no other !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CHRISTmas 2013, L-R, Benjamin-2, N4GNR, Jacob-6, Carmen-7, my wife Donna, Matthew-5, and Skylar-11...This is all my grandkids !!!!laugh

Our Pool---a retreat on a hot summer day

THIS IS MY 1966 F-100. A SUPER GREAT DRIVER. 302, C-6

To the right, this is what we call LOADING THE BOAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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My brother Steve from Madison, Ga with a big bass

This is me at 330 ft installing a UHF antenna with 350 ft of 7/8" heliax

                  

        N4GNR with a 42.1 lb Striped Bass...Lake Russell-Savannah River                                                                                                                    My youngest son Brad, with a big Striped Bass-Lake Russell     

 

 

Brad also works with me in my business

This is my whole crowd.. my kids, grandkids, and daughter in laws

from right to left,, the tall one is my youngest son-Brad-30,,his wife Brittany, in front of her is our darling Carmen- Brad and Brittanys girl, in orange is Jacob-7, behind him is Skylar-12 the old man of the grandkids. Behind Skylar is my wife-Donna...then N4GNR-Dan. Thats Brent-33,my oldest son holding Matthew-5, and Brents wife Laura holding Benjamin-3...Jacob, Benjamin, and Matthew is Brent and Lauras kids-ALL BOYS!!

                                                                                                                                                             

 

This is when I built my 7 element monobander--65 ft boom, I started out adding the boom at the level you see,(40 ft) and then with my bucket truck, I started adding the elements. I got the elements properly placed, and then strutted the boom vertically and laterally. I kept building the tower to 151 ft while keeping the antenna above the guy cables as they were added. The section of tower you see as the boom is aluminum and 29 ft long. The antenna seems to be about 175 pounds. Tower and antenna put into service in October 2013....

Bottom picture is looking down the boom(65 ft) towards the front of the antenna at 151 feet

                                                                     

�           This is looking down from 151 feet atop my tower of the 7 el monobander down to the KT34 XA at 60 ft

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