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A 30 meter Double Zepp antenna hangs above our small vineyard where we grow wine grapes and also make our own wine each Fall. Normal CW operations are typically at 20-25 wpm, on the 160 to 12 meter bands (Marconi antenna on 160m), at 5 or 100 watts, powered from batteries, a gas generator or the area power grid.
The local climate is nearly perfect for our Martini-Olmo 66 Chardonnay vines grafted to 3309 Courderc root stock. The mature grapes are picked, crushed, then fermented with a Pasteur Champagne yeast, settled and siphon cleared, and then put on light toasted oak before being cooled to 5C [42F] during the Winter, precipitating out tartaric acid crystals. After transferring to bottles the following year, the remaining fruit sugars in the wine support a second natural fermentation in the bottle to add a bit of carbon dioxide gas. So far, 2007 has been our best vintage year producing a balanced low alcohol (11.5%) wine.
Double Zepp Tune Chart and Pattern
Vines and 2008 Fall Crush
Climbing Double Zepp Antenna Tree and Ham Cave Operating Position
Holiday DXpeditions: France, Hawaii, Isle of Wight, Isle de Alameda
Modified Chang Shu K5 Chinese PL Army Key & KK2 American Morse Paddle
4 Day Solar-Geomagnetic Storm and Indexes
Series and Parallel Resonant Absorption Wave Meters
Lapel Pin Collection (partial)
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