QSL via LOTW, QRZ.COM or Direct QSL send SASE or 2 IRC (DX)
On the edge of the swamp. a great location for hf propagation: southern latitude, high water table, brackish ground water and unobstructed takeoff.
Antenna Systems: Optibeam 12-4W 12 el. beam (40/20/17/15 meters) on self-supporting steel tower, 5 el. 10 meter monobander, 80 and 160 inverted vee dipoles, K9AY receiving loops, Orion M2800 rotor, Green Heron RT-12 Controller, Palstar AT5K tuner
Tower #2 (Summer 2013), 12, 10, 6 meter monobanders and support to Tower 1 for 3 element wire beam for 80 meters.
Station 1: Icom 756 Pro3, Heil 781 mic, Commander HF-2500 amplifier.
Station 2: Yaesu FT-1000 MP MKV, Inrad filters, Heil 781 mic, Tokyo Hy-Power 1.5Kfx amplifier.
Audio rack: dbx 286a Mic pre/processor, Klark-Teknik DN-405 Parametric EQ, RDL transformer, Oban 8200 Digital Optimod.
Planned for 2013: Direct sampling SDR (Leaning towards RF Space SDR-IQ) and active antenna.
Misc: Six Pack Software controlled antenna switch, Ham Radio Deluxe, Signalink USB, MicroHam USB, IP Power 9258 IP Power switching.
Optibeam 12 element Beam
Tower Base 50,000 lbs of concrete
Flying the beam up the tower
Another shot of Tower
End of the road, nothing but swamp for miles and miles.
My QTH is on the edge of the swamp in an agricultural area in the Western communities of Palm Beach County Florida. A beautiful place to view the glory of God's creation.
Thanks for visiting! God Bless!
73 Matt, W1MBB
ARRL, DXCC, Southcars, OMISS, Virgin Islands DX Association
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