Flag Pole antenna in use for December, 2013. If you worked me on JT65 in the month of December chances are this is the antenna on my end. This antenna is my current attempt at stealth. Can you see the wire mesh in the grass, also known as the radials. Can you spot the SGC SG-230 on the post near the ground?
If you worked me on JT65 in March, 2013 chances are it was with the birdfeeder stealth antenna below.
BIRDFEEDER ANTENNA FOR JT65.
If you worked me on JT65 in March, 2013 chances are this is the antenna you worked me on, my latest attempt at a stealth antenna. I built the shepards pole out of 3/4 inch EMT conduit ($4 for 10 feet at Home Depot). My wife had a few extra feeders I am borrowing to use as props. The shepards pole extensions make a great top hat. The antenna is 7 feet tall and with that top hat it resonates at 17 MHz. I am feeding it with a SGC 230 tuner at the base. What is hidden by the grass is a massive field of 64 radials. I have made contacts on 30M, 20M, and 15M so far. Reports are typically -10db. No one has said my signal is chirpy.
I enjoy chasing DX, QRP, CW, and trying out different antennas and rigs. Hold a love in my heart for the musicality of Morse Code.
Recently discovered JT65, running 25 watts and small stealth antennas.
QTH Working conditions: Transceiver- ElecraftK3, Logikey K-5 keyer, Scheunemann paddle, Signallink USB digital mode interface. Antennas- Force12 C3 tri band yagi at 92', 80m N5RP loop. Amplifier- Alpha 76CA.
JT65 working conditons: ICOM IC-756PRO into birdfeeder antenna above and SGC230 tuner, or some other temporary experimental antenna. Other antennas for JT65- Ground mounted mobile verticals from Hustler and Hamstick, Hustler 6BTV, Vertical dipole center fed with SGC211 tuner, PAR EF20 supported by Spiderbeam 12m pole. Lately, Colorado QRP Club end fed dipole. PAR20 erected as an inverted vee. Since 12/1/2013, PAR EF-20 in an aspen tree. Made the flagpole mounted on the deck into an antenna on December 2, 2013 and match it with an SGC-230 tuner.
QTH CW receiving conditions: SDR-IQ receiver and CWSkimmer software displayed in portrait mode. SDR-IQ connects to main antennas through a splitter on the RX-OUT jack of the K3. Other output of splitter connects to RX-IN jack on K3. Logging software: DX4WIN
Mobile working conditions: Kenwood TS-480SAT, Hustler antennas.
Field working condtions: Electraft KX-1 transceiver or Yeasu FT817, LiPoly battery, antennas- PAR EF-20,30,or 40, Buddy Pole, PAC12, CQC endfed.
Careers include broadcasting and telecommunications. Better half is Marge; son is Blake and two lovely granddaughters, Angel and Kyra.
Web page: http://www.w0ql.com
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