I Started out this journey into ham radio at a very young age ........I had the pleasure of listening to shortwave with my Dad and he taught me what an s meter was and what it ment. The station of voice of America was amoung many that we listened to and that is when I became interested in being able to transmit my voice into the air and hope that it would fall into someones speaker that would talk to me. It took the time of a swiss watch to make everything come together to be able to enjoy what I have now in this hobby.
I enjoy 6 meter and vhf in general long distance communication, when the bands there are not up to the taking, I enjoy hf just as well.
I enjoy this hobby because of my Dad, Delmar D. Heidenreich or just Del to the folks that knew him well. I only wish that he was here to enjoy it with me, I guess that I will have to be satisified that he is watching and listening to every qso that I make and I know that he is enjoying it as much as I am.
Miss you pop!
'73 for now......
Tower number 2
AS OF 12-6-2012
Thanks for the help Dad, there is nothing like being 70 feet in the air and having the presence of your wisdom and friendship, I knew you were with me because it all went very smoothly like it was planned and indeed it was, in the making for 2+ years. You would have been 91 years old on this day 12-6-2012, Happy Birthday anyway! From all of us here at the W9DDH household and of course Charlie and Jan as well.
As of 12-15-2013
On December 5 Mom came to be with you, I know that you both are together once again.
THE LIGHTED CROSS IS FROM ME TO THE BOTH OF YOU-SO YOU KNOW WE ARE KEEPING YOUR SPIRITS ALIVE!!
WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU!!
As of 11-22-2015
On September 24 2015, Uncle Jerry came to be with you both, once again you can sit and talk with each other and be together....I am sad that I can never call him in Tucson and talk about things like we had many times any more but I am delighted that he is with you guys and Grandma Heidenreich whom he loved so much....Jan and I had the sad pleasure of going to Tucson and spreading his ashes in the Foothills as he had requested us to do and take care of his estate business. May God Bless you Uncle Jerry....and thanks for entrusting us with your affairs and thanks for being the kind and gentle man that you were....thanks for the memories....and thank you for your service for our Country and thank you for the wisdom I grew up with that I was able to retain it and take it further.......Master Trainer - Master Sargent USAF (retired) Gerald R. Heidenreich.
The new antennas are up!!
Tower number 1 now is the home of a Opek UVS-300 VHF-UHF omni on top, right below that is a Cushcraft 124WB wideband boomer for 2 meter FM work, on the bottom is an Arrow 52-4S 6 meter for SSB.
In the foreground is tower number 2 with a comet GP-15 tribander for 2, 440, 6 meter FM on the top of the tower and below that is a Cushcraft 13B2 for those hard to get at FM stations when I am in the garage (shack #2).
Tower number 3 now has something that it did not have before, an antenna!!!!
It has been the anchor for the Carolina Windom on the South side of the property for the last 3 years and it now has a KLM 2M-16LBX 30 Ft. boomer for 2 meter SSB. It is fed with 1 5/8 hard line from the shack and LMR 400 flex at each end connecting the antenna to it and the shack to the other end just outside the shack wall.
The first test was to check the SWR and to the large antenna, there was almost no movement on the needle to talk about, with that flat of an SWR at 144.200, it should work just nicely!
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