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First licensed in 1959, I've long been an antenna guy (Founder of TENNADYNE CORP in 1986, ret. in 2004), and when I hit 4-score in age, I decided to rebuild my entire HF antenna system with all homebrew antennas, looking for simplicity and modest size....... except vertically, I had done the math.  Doing it alone took time, but seven months later the below is what I came up with.  As to how that's worked out.....

#1 DXCC HONOR ROLL - Phone (353 confirmed)                            7BDXCC  (5BDXCC #8357 All Phone)

The last 53 confirmations took almost as many years as the first 300, EP was the last one.  Figures.


LO-BAND, RECEIVE ONLY:  Switchable Beverages - 660 ft NE-SW & 600 ft NW-SE

160M:  Tower as a vertical - Omega matched at the base - Phillystran guyed - No radials

80M:  Crossed & switchable Inverted Vs at 182 ft (55.4m) & 183 ft (55.8m)

40M:  48 ft Linear loaded rotating dipole at 200 ft (61m)

20-10M:  7-element LPDA at 188 ft  (57.3m)

40-10M:  48 ft rotating dipole at 51 ft (15.5m) on a separate tower, fed thru a mast mounted legal-limit remote auto-tuner & a 1:4 un-bal balun.

Presently in use is a modified IC775DSP, a TS-590SG and an AL-82 amp.

After decades of living in or near the cities of Chicago, San Antonio, New York City and Denver, my present QTH is far from the madding crowd (Bene vixit qui bene latuit!), down a bumpy dirt road, 15+ miles from the small town of Junction in the TEXAS HILL COUNTRY, 120 miles NW of San Antonio, an area that abounds with wildlife. So far, I've come across: Black Bear - Mountain Lion - Whitetail, Axis & Mule Deer - Bobcat - Javalina - Feral Hogs (w/babies!) - Armadillo - Raccoon - Porcupine - Coyote - Red Fox - Pepi LePiew -  Bunnies - Squirrels - Eagles - Hawks - Osprey (these have at times roosted on my HF LP at night, they fish in the nearby Llano River) - Roadrunners (Beep - Beep) -Turkey Buzzards - Wild Turkey - Horned Toads - Rattlesnakes - Coral Snakes - Tarantula - Black Widow Spiders - Brown Recluse Spiders - Scorpions - Centipedes.  Most deserve a wide berth.

I enjoy both DXing and ragchewing, meeting new folks throughout the world, staying in touch with old acquaintances, give me a call if you hear me on.  I reply QSL 100% by Buro or direct. 

73,  Cb

Support the ARRL, it's the only voice you have where where it counts, I just received my 60 year pin.  Time flies.




My DXposition.



40-10M HF antennas and a non-amateur radio VHF-UHF LPDA (since removed)


The Big Stick


My little 40-10M rotating dipole, etc


In Mogadishu, Somalia, in early 1993, with the Pakistan Army Signal Corps (under UNOSOM) and my Pakistan agent, Tariq Janjua - AP2TJ (SK) in blue shirt.  I don't do (many) foolish things like this anymore.  Still.......


Yours truly in one of 'those' jackets on a typical hot Somali day.


My highly original, unrestored, 1978 Chevy Caprice Landau, 49,000 original miles on it, Oct, 2016. 

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