First licensed as KN8RMO in Champion, OH in 1960. Received General license K8RMO in 1961. Moved to CA in 1970 and received W6NRJ, a SK's call. Giving up on a return to the West Coast, in 2011 received W3NRJ for MD on the East Coast.
I use "all wires" in my back yard (garden) antenna farm. Antenna "A" is my best performer. It is a 160 meter (540') almost-square Loop Skywire about 14 meters high. Antenna "B" is a 300" square loop for 20-10 meter bands. Antenna "C" is one of two 72' Lazy Hs. beaming NW/ SW or NW/SE which are also used when operating 20-10 meters. In winter I operate 80 with 5/8 wavelength phased ground-fed slopers over trees as antenna "B" or use the 540"Loop Skywire. This combination also works well on 160 meters. (See the pictures of my antenna farm.)
I am indebted to my Elmer, W8RZK, Joe, (SK) for his many hours of patient instruction and practical advice during my pre-Novice and Novice/early General days when I was in high school. His time investment with me during many evenings in his basement shack lead to a life-long hobby and a technical career. Joe "Elmer-ed" numerous young hams in my community, All of us were amazed to watch Joe climb his tower to work on his Cubical Quad.
I am now retired after 31 years in high technology businesses, and, previous to that, a couple years in Broadcasting,
Beyond ham radio I enjoy gardening, time sharing, cruising, and the company of my XYL and grown up kids. My ham hours are spent experimenting with wire antennas and chasing HF DX as I approach my goal of 300 "countries" worked and confirmed--all with wires. Along with longtime ham friend, N6KD, I have enjoyed DXPedtion holidays to the Caribbean, operating as PJ2/W6NRJ, KP2/W6NRJ, and ZF2LJ.
TNX for reading, and CU on the bands... 73, Jim W3NRJ
One pole plus several trees support the 540' Loop Skywire
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