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Rig:  Kenwood TS-590S

Antennas:  Inverted Vees at 81 feet for 10-80m, 30m Vertical for 30m.

               

                                   30m Vertical on 30' Tower with 4 Elevated Radials

                         If you worked me on 30m, this is most likely what I was using.

        (Had to manipulate picture's parameters to get it to load.  Yes, the tower is plumb.)

cool  May 18, 2017 Update: Now using the 30m Vertical on top of the 30' Tower with 4 elevated radials.  Improvement noted on most DX signals over the inverted vee which is at 81'.  Next project is to get the 40/80m Vertical installed on the 40' Tower.

wink April 1, 2017 Update: Installed 30' & 40' Towers.  Plans are to put a 30m Vertical with elevated radials atop the 30' Tower & a 40/80m Vertical with elevated radials atop the 40' Tower.  Will update once completed.

laugh February 11, 2017 Update: New 70' Tower Installed.  Using Inverted Vees for 10-80m at height of 81'.

surprise January 9, 2016 Update:  Erected Inverted Vees at height of 40'.  Better than nothing.

crying December 28, 2015 Update:  All operations suspended.  ICE STORM.  Tower crashed. Antennas down.

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STATE:  OKLAHOMA

COUNTY:  LOGAN

Grid:  EM15hu

ZONE:  CQ-4     ITU-7

1st Licensed in 1975

EX:             WNØQKF  Grid: EN10rv     State of Nebraska, Lancaster County

                   WBØQKF  Grid: EN10rv     State of Nebraska, Lancaster County

                   KAØJCK    Grid: EN10rv     State of Nebraska, Lancaster County

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If we had a QSO, thank you very much.  If not, I hope we can have QSO sometime.  Best regards to you and your family.

Если у нас с вами уже были связи – большое спасибо. Если нет, то надеюсь связаться с вами в будущем.  С уважением к вам и вашей семье.

Si hemos tenido un QSO, muchas gracias. Si no, espero que podamos tener QSO en algún momento. Saludos a usted y su familia.

Wenn wir hatten ein QSO, ich danke Ihnen sehr. Wenn nicht, ich hoffe, wir können eine QSO irgendwann. Beste Grüße an Sie und Ihre Familie.

Si nous avions un QSO, merci beaucoup. Sinon, j'espère que nous pourrons avoir QSO courant. Meilleures salutations à vous et votre famille.

إذا كان لدينا qso شكرا جزيلا لك إن لم يكن ، وآمل أن يكون qso لبعض الوقت. تحياتي لك ولعائلتك.

如果我們有一個qso,非常感謝你。 如果不是,我希望我們可以有qso早。 最好把對你和你的家人。

私たちは、 QSO ありがとうございましたした場合。 私は、希望ではない場合は、いつか QSO することができます。 あなたおよびあなたの家族をよろしくお願いします。

Se tivéssemos um QSO, muito obrigado. Se não for, espero que possamos ter QSO em algum momento. Um abraço para você e sua família.

Se abbiamo avuto un QSO, la ringrazio molto. Se non è così, spero che si possa avere QSO a volte. Saluti a te e alla tua famiglia.

Keby sme mali QSO, ďakujem vám veľmi pekne. Ak nie, dúfam, že môžeme mať QSO niekedy. Najlepšie pre vás a vašu rodinu.

Dacă am avut un singur QSO, vă mulţumesc foarte mult. Dacă nu, sper sa putem fi singur QSO candva. Cel mai bun ceea ce priveşte şi familia dvs..

Jeśli mieliśmy QSO, dziękuję bardzo. Jeśli nie, mam nadzieję, że możemy mieć QSO wahadłowców kosmicznych. Pozdrowienia dla Ciebie i Twojej rodziny.

Ако имахме QSO, благодаря много. Ако не, аз се надявам, че можем да QSO някъде. Най-добрите отношение на вас и семейството ви.

Pokud bychom měli QSO navázána, velmi vám děkuji. Pokud ne, doufám, že budeme moci někdy QSO navázána. Pokud jde o nejlepší k vám a vaší rodině.

Hvis vi havde en QSO, tak. Hvis ikke, håber jeg, at vi kan få QSO engang. Bedste hilsner til dig og din familie.

אם היה לנו QSO, תודה רבה. אם לא, אני מקווה שאנחנו יכולים להיות QSO מוגבל בזמן. ברכות חמות לך ולמשפחתך.

Als we hadden een QSO, hartelijk dank. Indien niet, ik hoop dat er ooit eens QSO. Groeten aan jou en je familie.

Ako smo imali QSO, hvala vam puno. Ako ne, nadam se da ćemo imati negde QSO. Pozdrave za vas i Vašu porodicu.

Kui meil oleks QSO, tänan väga. Kui ei, siis ma loodan, et me saame mõnikord QSO. Parimate tervitustega teile ja teie perele.

Jos meillä olisi QSO, paljon kiitoksia. Jos näin ei ole, toivon, että voisimme QSO jossakin vaiheessa. Best regards sinulle ja perheellesi.

Αν είχαμε ένα QSO, σας ευχαριστώ πολύ. Αν όχι, ελπίζω να μπορέσουμε να έχουμε κάποια στιγμή το QSO. Το καλύτερο για σας και την οικογένειά σας.

Ha QSO volt, nagyon szépen köszönjük. Ha nem, akkor remélem, hogy valamikor a QSO. Üdvözlettel önnek és a családjának.

Jika kita mempunyai QSO, terima kasih banyak. Jika tidak, saya berharap kami dapat memiliki QSO kadang. Salam untuk anda dan keluarga Anda.

QSO 스프레드시트에 기입해야 우리가 있었다면, 매우 감사합니다. 그렇지 않다면, 나 언젠가 우리 QSO 스프레드시트에 기입해야 있었으면 좋겠습니다. 최고의 당신과 당신의 가족을 생각합니다.

Jei mes QSO, labai jums dėkoju. Jei ne, aš tikiuosi, kad mes galime turėti QSO nesitikima. Geriausius linkėjimus jums ir jūsų šeimai.

Če bi imeli QSO, najlepša hvala. Če ne, upam, da bomo imeli QSO kdaj. Lep pozdrav za vas in za vašo družino.

Haddii aynu u QSO aad ayaad ugu mahadsan tahay inaad. Haddii kale, aynu QSO karaan. Wanaagsan iigu salaan iyo reerkaaga.

اگر ما QSO، خیلی متشکرم. اگر نه، اميدوارم بتوانم QSO چندی است. بهترین هضم را به شما و خانواده.

Om vi hade ett QSO, tack så mycket. Om inte hoppas jag vi kan ha QSO någon gång. Bästa hälsningar till dig och din familj.

หากเรามี QSO , ขอบคุณมาก ถ้าไม่ใช่ให้ผมหวังว่าเราจะสามารถมี QSO ได้ 11-15 ขอแสดงความนับถือที่ดีที่สุดให้กับคุณและครอบครัวของคุณได้

Eğer biz bir QSO, çok teşekkür ederiz. Eğer değilse, umarım biz de QSO gelirim. Saygılarımızla, siz ve aileniz.

Якщо ми мали QSO, дякую вам. Якщо ні, я сподіваюся, що ми можемо мати QSO дат. З повагою до вас і вашої сім'ї.

Nếu chúng ta có một QSO, cảm ơn các bạn rất nhiều. Nếu không, tôi hy vọng chúng ta có thể có một lúc nào đó QSO. Gửi lời chào tốt nhất cho anh và gia đình.

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INVERTED VEES

My Antennas:  Currently, I'm using inverted vees which are 81 feet high.  Here's the inverted vee formula which I've found works well for computing inverted vee lengths which will be hung at least 1/2 wavelength high:     468  ÷  Freq. in MHz  X  .93

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My QTH is just outside of Oklahoma City.  This picture was taken in 2014, which was at the height of the drought:

                                                            

                                          

                                       

                                

                                       

                               

                                

 

Just outside of town are a couple of attractions on Historic U.S. Route 66.  Pop's, where you'll find all sorts of different soda- pop brands and flavors.

   

 

And, the Round Barn.

 

Guess what's real close to our house?  A drive-in movie theater!  Wa-ay too early to let the tailgate of my '75 Chevy pickup down. 

                

               

 

Cows cooling off not far from my QTH on a hot, summer afternoon

       

 

Also nearby, remnants of an old "filling station."

   

 

Both of my sons attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, about a half-hour drive from my QTH.  Stillwater is home of the world famous "Eskimo Joe's" eatery.

                                    

 

My very favorite kind of pizza.  Hamburger & onion using only romano cheese.  No mozzarella!  Ever tried it?  Someday, maybe you can come visit the pizza place I just might open-up!

          

                                                                  

KCØOW selfie from the "salt mine," my law office (www.mcardlelawoffice.net):

                                                        

                                     

 

The best little radio I've found for AM Broadcast Band DX'ing, the Realistic 12-655 or the later model, the 12-656:

                                                            

                                                              

 

A very good friend of mine, Stan Montgomery passed away in 2012.  Stan was the guy to call when  you couldn't figure something out.  I can't think of all the times I called him, many at odd hours, with air conditioning, heating, plumbing, electrical, automotive and other types of questions.  Stan would always take time out from what he was doing and help you with your problem.  There was absolutely no problem too difficult for Stan to solve.  But, I wasn't the only one he helped.  He helped many, many people in this same way.  Stan was the kind of guy that would've gladly given you the shirt off of his back and then some, had you asked him.  I really miss Stan.  Stan was passionate about discussing the Bible and Bible Prophecy.  He understood that in God's eyes, without Jesus, we all fall short and stand condemned.  I first met Stan shortly after I arrived in Oklahoma City from Houston in 1988.  We became very good friends.  Stan was first licensed in 1959 and operated for many years as K5BAO "K-5-Bananas-Apples & Oranges."  Stan was drafted into the Army and went to Viet Nam.  After coming back from Viet Nam and learning that his license had expired and that he wouldn't be able to get it back or his old callsign, he was pretty frustrated.  So, he re-took the exam and again became licensed.  After upgrading, he received the callsign, AA5HQ "American-Airlines-5-Head-Quarters."  Eventually, he was able to get back his old callsign, K5BAO and was able to enjoy using it for several years prior to passing away. 

                                                     

                                                                       Stan, K5BAO

Maybe some of you have encountered Stan over the years on the ham bands.  Rest in Peace, Stan and 73's de KCØOW.

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Back in the late 1980's & early 1990's my QTH was out in the countryside, just south of Norman, Oklahoma which is a suburb on the southern side of Oklahoma City.  At that QTH and while I was in law school, I had a 180' (55m) tower with a 15' (4.6m) mast on it.  At the 185' level I had a Hy-Gain TH7DX tri-band beam for 20, 15 and 10. At the 190' level I had a Channel Master Quantum tv antenna and above that was a 2-meter beam.  After these pics were taken I believe, I had inverted vees installed for 80m & 40m at the 180' level.  My radio was a Kenwood TS-940 and I lit-up the airwaves using a Dentron Clipperton L amplifier.

                 

                         

                                 

                                

                           

If you've ever wandered what listening on the HF bands is like up at that height, out in the countryside, I can tell you the noise floor is extremely quiet with just a hiss as background.  It was nice to be far above the signal-attenuating noise from below.  I'm convinced that man-made noise actually attenuates incoming signals.  For example, I believe a tri-bander on a 60' tower would outperform that same tri-bander if sitting on a tripod on the roof of a 150' high rise apartment building.  Higher is generally better, but not if you'll be bringing the noise floor up with you!  I had a lot of fun with that set-up.  My antenna situation now is nothing like that.  I now use inverted vees at the 81' (25m) level with which I'm satisfied.  Taller towers with beams though, nice are high-maintenance objects!

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I've not yet transferred all of the entries from my paper logs to Club Log.  If you've had a QSO with me at some time in the past and it's not showing up in any of the Club Log searches, please email me so I can confirm for you.  Thanks.

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