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Aerial view of the WD9IVE QTH

 

Conditions from the weather station at my QTH

 

West Brooklyn Illinois is about 100 miles West of Chicago.

 

Although I was first licensed in 1978 this was my first Amateur Radio license plate.

 

HF Antennas; Mosley CL-36 Tri Bander, phased verticals and several wire antennas. Picture is looking to the North East.

 

Another view of the HF antennas looking to the East.

 

Ground radials being installed around one of the verticals, I did this in the fall after the last mowing. Radials are laid on the ground and secured with pins. I let the grass grow long the following spring before mowing, The grass has grown over the radials and I've never snagged one with the mower, not yet anyway. Each vertical has 60 radials 66 feet long around the base, a bit over 2 miles of radial wires.

 

VHF/UHF and 6 meter antennas mounted on the old TV antenna tower along side the house.

Here is a cool view from the tower above looking to the West. 

 

built it from a kit and the old Eimac tubes served me well over the past 30 plus years.

 

begrudgingly did a refresh with Chinese substitutes and the old "gal" still puts out some pretty good power

panorama of the dungeon 

 

SSB HF rigs; Kenwood TS-590 & TS-2000, SB220 amp.

 

Some of my boat anchors for HF AM. 

 

Collins 20V2 and Gates BC500 broadcast transmitter converted to operate on 160m. (R390 rcvr on bench)

 

The QTH security system shown below.

 

Shown below our Beagle Puke, she can sniff out even the most stealthy intruder.

 

Below is our dog Carter, 85 pounds of Canine with sharp teeth.

Below is our dog Shadow, 65 pounds of pure bitch. If you are going to try to pull off any funny business at my QTH you'll have to deal with Shadow and her pal Carter.

breaker breaker 19

The XYL and I.

Thanks for checking out my page. 

73's

WD9IVE

Dan

 

ps: the fat guy up on the tower is WD9IVE....

 

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - WD9IVE
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AC9EZ 2015-07-18 20m SSB AA00jj United States ANDREW J DANIELSON
FG4NN 2015-07-18 20m SSB FK96gk Guadeloupe jules PERIAC
ON7TQ 2015-07-18 20m SSB JO21OF Belgium ROGER STIJMANS
EI9JU 2015-07-18 20m SSB IO65ga Ireland Gerry Mc Laughlin
IK0VSY 2015-07-17 20m SSB JN63ga Italy ROBERTO SIENA
EA5GPJ 2015-07-17 20m SSB Spain Francisco Pedros Mulet PACO
W8NBO 2015-07-17 40m SSB EM95oa United States John Peter Detgen
GB0FP 2015-06-26 20m SSB IO93vr England FORT PAULL Museum
WB4EJC 2015-06-26 20m SSB EL96vf United States ARMOND M LEHMAN JR
EU7A 2015-06-19 20m SSB KO53ev Belarus Andrey N. Teterukov
S50O 2015-06-19 20m SSB JN76ad Slovenia MIRAN VONINA
UA3KW 2015-06-19 20m SSB KO91nr Russia Vladimir A. Kovalev
9H4CM 2015-06-13 20m SSB JM76cb Malta CHARLES MINTOFF
GW6LHF 2015-06-13 20m SSB IO72qc Wales Danny Owen
HB9EYP 2015-06-13 20m SSB JN36lo Switzerland Jacques Joye

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Grid Squared Award#3090
Granted: 2015-02-14 17:50:04

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
World Continents Award#2486
Granted: 2015-02-12 22:40:07

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
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