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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.


HF Antennas; Mosley CL-36 Tri Bander, phased verticals and several wire antennas. Picture is looking to the North East.Three Hygain 18HT Hytowers installed in a tri-angle configuration spaced 66' apart operated as a phased array on 40 & 80 meters.

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.


Typical of three verticals: Vertical antenna base, used heavy wall copper pipe (refrigerant type) for radial wire connection bus.


Home brew rats nest for phasing the verticals located in one of the out buildings. Relays switched remotely from shack provide selection of a single vertical or any pair of verticals, and allow for selection of endfire or broadside configuration. Coax cable coils are matching xfmr's and delay lines for 40 & 80 meters, looks ugly but works pretty good.


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. 


I built this from a kit, the old Eimac tubes served me well over the past 30 plus years.


fast forward 30 years....put in a pair of Chinese tubes.


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. 





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


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QRZ Logbook Summary for - WD9IVE
Latest Contacts for WD9IVE at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
WA1FHK 2016-02-08 40m SSB EM95ne United States MERRILEE F FELLOWS
V44KBC 2016-02-08 40m SSB St Kitts and Nevis VERNON CASEY
KG5KUB 2016-02-07 40m SSB EM53ma United States John E Sullivan
OM2VL 2016-02-07 40m SSB JN87tx Slovak Republic Laszlo Vegh
EB1DJ 2016-02-07 40m SSB IN52mo Spain JANO Alex Sez Llorente
KC1ESZ 2016-02-05 40m SSB FN31VU94 United States Devendra S Kalonia Deven
N2SIQ 2016-02-05 40m SSB FN20ww United States OTHONIEL GONZALEZ
W8EDW 2016-02-05 40m SSB EM89ox United States EDWARD L WHITNEY
WT4KY 2016-02-05 40m SSB EM77us United States Mark S Tussey
N9BLK 2016-02-04 160m SSB EN60kw United States Kenneth C Murray
I5JVA 2016-02-03 80m SSB JN53rw Italy CARLO BAVECCHI
KC9NNW 2016-02-02 2m FM EN52mq United States Matthew J Gross
WD9BGA 2016-02-02 2m FM EN53ba United States KARL P HEIL
DL8OH 2016-02-01 80m SSB JO33wp Germany Dieter Schuster
DK1NO 2016-02-01 80m SSB JN48oc Germany Johannes Maier

Book Totals: 1594 qso's   517 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

Grid Squared Award#3090
Granted: 2015-02-14 17:50:04   (WD9IVE)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
World Continents Award#2486
Granted: 2015-02-12 22:40:07   (WD9IVE)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
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