First licensed 1953 K2DGT Levittown,Long Island,N.Y.
1971-1975 held Extra Class call W6PLH San Diego, CA.
Requested and received current call W6PU in 1975.
I QSL Direct and do not use a bureau, so if you need my QSL Please send a self addressed envelope
with return postage or an IRC.
My QTH is on a 20 acre isolated hill top at six thousand feet, with the nearest neighbor one mile away.
I had all power lines placed underground when I had my home built, so it is a dead quite location for DXing!
I love experimenting with antennas, and chasing DX as well as entering some contests,
although I do consider myself as being semi retired from the "knock down, drag out" contest activities at K2DGT ( May 1960 QST )
as well as my guest operator stints at Multi Op Contest Stn. K2GL in the 60s and my efforts as W6PLH and W6PU, in the 70s and 80s.
With the loss of my dear wife Carol to cancer in 1993, I lost interest in life,
retired from my position at General Dynamics , went QRT, and moved away to
the wilderness of the Arizona Desert, attempting to escape from the memories
of places where Carol and I had been together.
In 1994 I found the Lord Jesus, and asked Him to help me!
The Lord brought me out of my shell, and I met a kindred soul and
married my current wife Jean in 1996. She encouraged me to resume my
hobbies and helped me to search for the "dream Ham Radio location" which
we found together in 1997, here on the New Mexico high plains.
.I am constantly up dating my antennas and as of 12/08 they are as follows.
160 Mtrs. 1/4 wave pyramid Vert. GP with 50 1/4 wave.Gnd.insulated radials. Continuing to
add more radials every time I buy a new 500Ft spool of wire-HA!
All band Long Wire antennas up to 1100 Ft.
80 Mtrs 1/4 wave Vert. GP with 65 1/4 wave ground insulated radials.
I Plan to modify these to 2EL End Fire " switchable" Phased Arrays for 160
and 80 this Spring, or whenever the wind dies down and it warms up-HA!
40 Mtrs 9 EL ( 300 foot. Nylon rope boom) "switchable" back and forth, at operating position , EU. or ZL ," Double Driven" Quagi
, consisting of five full wave loops in a three sided delta configuration, and four hanging half wave vertical directors
. This array is vertically suspended beteeen two 65 foot masts. Using heavy nylon rope.
All of my 40 Mtr arrays are fed on a vertical side of the full wave driven delta loops
making them vertically polarized, and have switchable directivity by the flip of a
of a switch at the operating position which controls remote switching relays at the array.
The vertical take off angles are very low, with high surpression of high angle
local QRM. As with all vertically polarized arrays, very low angle radiation is
achieved with the base of the loops being only seven feet above the ground.
Using Radio Moscow on 7125 Khz as a signal source, I measure a foward gain
of from +16dB. to +18dB over my Reference vertical dipole,
with a 30dB front to back when switched.
From the side the 9 EL looks like a curtain, but it's not exactly a Duga -3, Yet.
East - West, 8EL Double Driven vertically polarized fixed Quagi,
using three full wave Delta loops and five hanging Yagi half wave vertical directors
on a 280 foot nylon rope boom. This array produces Approx. 15 dB
forward gain over my reference vertical half wave 40 Mtr. dipole, with a F/B
ratio of -30dB when switched.
For South America, Africa, and Asia , 4 element wide spaced,suspended from a 75 Ft nylon rope boom,
each array supported by two masts.
These are vertically polarized, fixed, Dual Driven Delta full wave loops.
. As with all my 40 Mtr arrays, these have instantly switchable directivity at the operating position.
and produce Approx. +13 dB forward gain over my reference 1/2 wave vertical dipole,
with - 30 dB front to back when switched.
By using only 4 elements, I have intentionally widened the Horiz. beam widthfor added coverage,
while still maintaining a high forward gain and F/B ratio.
I'm still experimenting with these and plan to add additional half wave
vertical directors while increasing the boom lengths and observe just how much
the horizontal. beam width narrows. I have continued to add a ground screen
beneath these antennas to reduce any ground losses, although the actual
water level ground on this 6000 foot hilltop is hundreds of feet down
Winds at this QTH often hit 70 MPH to 100 MPH, so I decided on fixed
multi element wire arrays for 40 Mtrs; rather than the full size 2 EL rotary
quad that I used for 40 Mtrs in San Diego, or the 40Mtr. 3EL full size,
Telrex Yagi, that I put up at K2DGT in 1957.
20-17-15-10- Five element rotary " Double Driven" Quagi. This uses two
full wave loops, and three home brew, multi band Yagi directors, on a 45 foot
boom and is a modification of the W6PU 4EL Double Driven Quad first
published in the December 1983 issue of CQ Magazine.
My main tower is a U.S. Tower Co. 589MDPL (motor driven self
supporting) five section 89Ft. tower with 12Ft. top mast. This tower sits on a
15 ton concrete base.
Current rigs. Icom 761 and TS830s backup, driving an AL 1200 Amp, with my
old faithful 4-1000A Amp. as a standby / backup.
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