BIRDFEEDER ANTENNA FOR JT65.
If you worked me on JT65 since March 6, 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. 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- Elecraft K3, Bencher Hex Paddle, Logikey K-5 keyer, GHK GT706KIT straight key, Signallink USB digital mode interface. Antennas- Force12 C3 tri band yagi at 92', 80m delta loop with apex at 88'. Amplifier- Alpha 76CA.
JT65 working conditons: ICOM IC-756PRO into birdfeeder antenna above and SGC230 tuner. 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.
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, LDG Z-100 tuner.
Careers include broadcasting and telecommunications. Better half is Marge; son is Blake and two lovely grandaughters, Angel and Kyra.
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