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CQ Zone 3, ITU Zone 6, ARRL Section "San Diego," Age 44

VILLAGE OF LA JOLLA - A San Diego Community (QTH is on the point, far righthand side of picture)


The 2 element 80 meter array BELOW has 1.6 dB gain over a single full-size vertical (60+ feet high) and provides excellent low-angle radiation.  The antenna has about 4 dB front to side ratio.  It's feedpoint impedance is about 70 ohms excluding ground-loss resistance at each vertical.  A limited ground radial system is required at the base of each element for VERY GOOD performance.  An extensive radial system should provide EXCELLENT performance.  A bit of magic turns this antenna into two close spaced in-phase fed end-fire arrays with top loading.  The only thing that you need "to do" is to short the base of the second element to ground and feed the other element of the array at ground level.  The antenna tunes very easily 15m - 40m.  Unshorted, at the second element, makes this array a resonant Inverted U on the CW end of 160m.  A 1:2 UNUN at the feedpoint presents a perfect 1.0/1 match on the low end of 160m.

QTH PERFORMANCE is recorded below for 160m and 75m at various locations around the world.

Additional Receive:  80m/160m 4 Square Receive Loop for diversity reception.  VY2ZM (K1ZM) and K3ZM, Low Band 160m Jedi Masters, counseled me that one "CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH RECEIVE ANTENNAS ON THE LOW BANDS." They are right.  :-)

For those that can hear me, thank you...thank you...thank you.




We also have skiing in the local mountains outside of San Diego.  WORK DX, Surf and Snow Ski same day!





Elecraft K3/P3 Transceiver or FT 1000D, Ameritron AL-1500 Amplifier.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it! 160m CW/SSB and 75M SSB DX are my favorite activities. I definitely consider myself a low band fan. I also participate in contests.

Work you on the bands!!!!!




New Zealand "BIG GUNZ" - December 2015

Sue (Nick's XYL), KK6ZM (Patrick), ZL2OK (Dave) and ZL1IU (Nick)


KK6ZM signal on 75m heard at VK6APZ SSB on 3.793 (1240UTC)


KK6ZM QSO WITH OE6MBG ON 75M - 21/12/2015 (0554UTC)


LA JOLLA COAST QTH (250 yards from Windansea Beach)

Picture above is facing due SOUTH with the Coronado Islands (off the coast of Mexico) in the distance.





My new lady...Lexus RC350 Sport...fun times

More interesting links....

If you are a low band fan, you might enjoy hearing the European pile-up below on 75m. YES, I SAID 75M!!!

The below link is an accurate representation of our 75M SSB signal into Europe around 0800 UTC from K6AAX/VY2

(PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, CANADA - IOTA NA-029). This was done from the VY2ZM Contest Station right on the

Atlantic Ocean. Thanks for all the contacts!






Recorded at VY2ZM during the 2011 160m ARRL CW Contest, it is my CW contact with VY2ZM on 160m

from the K6AAX California QTH. :-) TOP BAND!


The "you tube" link below was recorded at A61BK in United Arab Emirates (Thank you, Khalid!). I was at VY2ZM's SUPERSTATION QTH on Prince Edward Island (Canada-link provided) operating 40m SSB and calling CQ DX as K6AAX / VY2 just before the March 2011 ARRL SSB DX CONTEST with 10 Elements pointed at Europe (two 3 element stacked Yagis (highest one at 170ft) and two 2 element stacked Yagis on another tower at 120ft). The pile-up was deafening. I DEFINITELY WAS MAKING SOME NOISE!!!!!!

40m SSB Pile-Up Link



75m SSB QRP DX Mobile Contact with England from Prince Edward Island (Canada) as it happened (M3SGS/M and K6AAX/VY2)

At the time of this contact, I was using a Six FULL SIZE Vertical Array right off the Atlantic Ocean and pointed at Europe from VY2ZM ("THE DEATH RAY")


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-Nz5D_T7fM (VY2ZM 80M "Death Ray")

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KK6ZM
Latest Contacts for KK6ZM at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
ZL2OK/P 2016-08-27 160m SSB New Zealand
EA1DLU 2016-08-15 80m SSB IN53vn Spain SAMUEL R. BASANTA BARRAL
KE5JZO 2014-01-19 80m SSB EM15fl United States STERLING J MCNEILL
N7DXT 2014-01-19 80m SSB DN36ax United States GARY L WATSON
N6NZE 2014-01-19 80m SSB CN70ws United States JOZEF R VAN WYCK
W5JTC 2014-01-19 40m SSB DM95gp United States Jeremy T Casida
K6HTV 2014-01-19 40m SSB DM26jb United States Stan C Snyder
AE7XG 2014-01-19 40m SSB CN96rr United States David R Maier
K6MTS 2014-01-19 40m SSB DM07fa United States Mark Weidinger
W7HBP 2014-01-19 40m SSB CN86ox United States RICK JONES
W7ZV 2014-01-19 40m SSB CN95fp United States DOUGLAS A MILLER
AG6SV 2014-01-19 40m SSB CM88nh United States Kenneth Gilliland
NV7JB 2014-01-19 40m SSB DM26le United States James E Brockett
KD0UHM 2014-01-19 40m SSB DM78jk United States James R Wick
K0JRG 2014-01-19 40m SSB EM48sr United States John R Gantzer

Book Totals: 77 qso's   75 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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