I´m 37 years old (may 2013), Electrical Engineer, married with Alessandra and we have three daughters.Beatriz(13), Catherine(10) and Laura(06).
Started on the radio in 1999 at CB, after VHF (2m) and in 2000 arrived at HF bands.
Interrupted my time on the radio in 2003 and returned in 2009 from apartment building station and beach home. In May 2013 decided to search a nice place for contesting and after to find it, I disassembled my home station and beach station and, together other 04 friends we constructed the called ALTO DA SERRA CONTEST STATION. This station is located only 35 kilometers far from Sao Paulo Downtown and from there I'm operating DX and major contests.
Our new setup there are:
- Tower 01: 18 meters high - 05 x 05 Monobander for 15m (Stackmaster by Array Solutions)
- Tower 02: 20 meters - 06 x 06 Monobander for 10m (Four Stack made by hamplus.com)
- Tower 03: 06 meters - 06 el. Monobander for 10m
- Tower 04: 24 meters - 04 x 04 Monobander for 20m (Four Stack made by hamplus.com)
- Tower 05: 12 meters - 02 el. Monobander for 40m (top of hill - antenna see the valley)
- Slooper for 80 meters
We started construction in July 2013 and get ready for first use in October 2013 for CQWWSSB Contest. From this date, we are working to finalize details and turn the station better and better for contest. Actually station is ready for SO / Multi One / Multi Two. On the near future, after to install good system for 80m and 160m, will be able to operate Multi-Multi, plus 50 MHz band, 2m and 0,70m.
See below some steps of station preparation:
Preparing the site - June 2013:
After new electric power line instalation:
Disassembling the beach station at 24 meters self supported tower w/ 03 x 06 el. 10m monobanders (PY2VM on the top):
To have a seat and operate is very easy.
The nature on the Alto da Serra Contes Station:
Preparing the Tower basis.Heavy Job
Our friend Souza - PY2SD preparing the internal powerlines and conections:
More nature from our place:
Electric conections becoming ready:
Conecting tower basis and preparing the pipelines for RF cables and grounding conections:
PY2LED bringing plastic pipes to insert coax and rotator lines
First tower - 18 meters self supported: Habemus Tower (September 2013)
Second tower - 24 meters self supported (by Herminio: www.torresourofino.com.br )
One of our internal visitors:
North America view from 18 meters tower you see 24 meters tower:
PY2PT taking a short nap:
Preparating 20 meters stack array:
15m stack array (left) and 10m stack array (right):
After WAE RTTY 2013: (PY2LED/PY2SHF/PY2VM/PY2EL)
We are preparing a website to share all our experiences during the assembling phase.
\Main special callsigns under use:
And at Multi category: PX2F / ZV2K
I hope to work you on the bands
Fernando / PY2LED
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