Pete 11/29/2001-11/30/2015 Pete n Buster
I am a retired telephone splicer (April 2007) after 40 years with AT&T. First licensed in 1965 as WN8VVG and WA8VVG, Now W8VVG. I enjoy playing with my trained Lab, Pete (K9-LAB) Buster (Devil Dog), hunting, archery, model RC planes, flying Light sport planes and motorcycling. As of 11/30/2015 I had to put Pete to rest, he was the greatest dog ever and will live on in my heart.
I was inactive for about 15 years until I retired. With a little push from W8UVZ, K8GG and W0CD I am now active on 80/160 cw chasing DX.
After many years of casual collecting QSL's, I got serious about. I just received the DXCC award part of which is 173 country's worked on 160 cw with 165 confirmed. Most confirmed on LOTW.
I have a great wife Rosemary, 3 kids, Ryan, Trevor and Lacey. 7 grandkids, Jordan, Hunter, Jacob, Mikalya, Chase,Gerad, and new arrival Alyssa 11/17/2015
I was recently honored to present the 160-10 meter small lot Waller Flag RX antenna (see below) at the 2011 Dayton Antenna Forum. Thanks to all who attended and the kind comments. See www.kkn.net/dayton2011/N4ISwallerflag.pdf for the presentation or www.k3lr.com and then Dayton 2011 antenna forum. Thanks to NX4D and N4IS for all the advice and help.
I extended the boom to 28' with 6' separation. The loops are now 21.5' X 11'. Then moved the phasing box and phasing leads to the tram to make it easier to work on. The phasing leads were then twisted at 2 turns per foot coming down the mast. I am pleased to say the Waller Flag is working better than ever. Quieter with a slightly better F/B. It seems to hear better than before.This antenna works really well on on all bands for RX. A good preamp is a must for 160 and some gain is necessary for 80, but no preamp is necessary for 15 thru 40 meters.
Gary Nichols KD9SV has been instrumental in devolping ultra low noise preamps for the Waller Flag. Without his much appreciated expertise, weak signal reception was only done by ganging exsisting 20 db preamps thus increasing noise. With his devolpment of 25 to 40db variable ultra-low noise preamps (994x5) the Waller Flag RX antenna has really came alive for the urban small lot ham.. These preamps are also very good for flag, pennants or other low gain RX antennas. Also a front end saver is a must for most modern rigs. Gary has devolped other ultra low noise preamps for the beverage type RX antennas. See DXPedition II.
Thanks Gary for all your help
Kenwood TS 590S Amp Supply LK500ZA
Antennas: Battle Creek Special 160/80/40
HyGain EXP 14 40, 20, 15, 10 meters
Cushcraft D3W 12 17 30
Rotatable Waller flag receive antenna see www.n4is.com/wf/NEW_WF.html
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