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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, solar panels, a gas generator or the area power grid.
The local climate is nearly perfect for our Martini-Olmo 66 Chardonnay grafted to 3309 Courderc root stock. The wine is fermented with a Pasteur Champagne yeast 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 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
Recent Holiday DXpeditions to France and Hawaii
Modified K5 Chinese PR Army Key and KK2 American Morse Paddle
4 Day Solar-Geomagnetic Storm and Indexes
Series and Parallel Resonant Absorption Wave Meters
Lapel Pin Collection (partial)
Elmer Qualified N6VNO
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