My freestanding tower blew over in a freak wind storm about 8 PM local time on Feb 25, 2013.
Western leg of tower fractured just above base plate.
Tower stopped at roof of breezeway between house and garage at a 45 degree angle.
Antennas salvaged, tower not useable.
Currently using several Internet Remote stations until I get a tower back up.
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"Skip" Cameron - W5GAI since May 1954. Honor Roll Dxer. Modes: CW/SSB/RTT Y. Station: Icom IC775DSP, 200W, 70 ft crank up tower, T-10 Tennadyne 10-el Log Periodic for 10/12/15/17/20 , Inverted Vee for 30/40/80/160 (trapped for 80/160). Icom IC706MKIIG for 50/144/440 using Comet Vertical and 6M KMA5054 five-element log periodic at 75 ft.
DXCC Top of Honor Roll (Worked all DXCC entities in mixed mode), currently chasing band countries, 6M, IOTAS (950 island groups worked).
Work some contests and like to enter single band, single mode, QRP.
I made my first ever DXpedition in October 2008 on the P29NI team operating from rare IOTA's OC-181 and OC-041. We made over 10,000 QSO's, over 1,000 on 160M and first ever 2/6M EME operation.
My 2nd DXpedition was June 9-14, 2011 to the Granada, Nicaragua QTH of Octavio YN2N and his XYL Martha with Madison W5MJ and Chuck W5PR.
We made a total of 3,454 QSO's.
Chuck/YN2PR made 550 6M QSO's in the ARRL VHF contest.
Madison/YN2MJ made 1,023 HF QSO's.
Skip/YN2GA made 1,866 HF QSO's and 15 on 6M.
There was little or no no propagation on 160M, 80M, 15M, 12M and 10M.
Band Mode QSOs
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