Hello, My name is Victor, I am 50 years old and am married to a wonderful young lady I met 33 years ago.Kathy and I have been married for 32 years now and God bless that woman for having put up with me all these years.
I first got my novice license while living in Forest Hill, LA KA5VXU What a HORRIBLE CALL! I used it long enough to get my general about 2 years later and switched to N5JCH. (The current holder of that call will fix you up if you like to bass fish!!!) In 1986, I got the call I have now, WO5S, and though it's a PITA explaining that I DO NOT HAVE A ZERO in my call, I kinda like the attention it brings me.
I love to tinker around with stuff as much as operating, so you are as likely to find me in the back yard making a top seection for my tower when I give up on finding one. or building a trap antenna etc.
I took a 20G Rohn straight section and cut it at 4' and converted it to a top section.
I enjoy building antennas for my station and am finally getting pretty good at it. (mostly just following YU7EF's design plans). Thanks Pop!
Here is a closeup of the trap (taped up to keep sun and weather out).
I finally got my tower installed and the antenna is now perched on top at about 48 feet.
I used a 6" long piece of 3/4" OD 1/2" ID fiberglass tube and some rg58 coax for the traps. I tapered from 7/8" down to 3/8 in 36" sections to make the elements.I can't believe how well this thing works! I have a word document with more info on my web page a http://wo5s.comif you want to try making one yourself. It isn't all that hard, especially if you can get 2" square tubing for the boom. I can buy it in 26' long sticks for about $60. The 6' long elements I get from http://cycle-24.com All the antennas I have made, I have used their tubing and it is absolutely fantastic stuff!
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