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Formerly KG7YUV

Originally, I was licensed as a novice (WN4CGA) in 1961 and later as WA4CGA and was active fron Tennessee.  In the mid 70's I was briefly active as WA2LUG from New Jersey.  After being inactive for many years, I was relicensed in November of 2015 as KG7YUV and now hold the call KG7CW.  Currently on 160-6 meters CW , SSB and Digital.  So far we are only on FT8 but hope to get on other modes soon.

 

THE FARM

Winter access to the Farm.  It took this picture yesterday (1-21-17) and we have had 6 inches of snow overnight and it is still coming down hard.  We have over 3 feet on the ground and more where the access trail is located.  This area receives all the snow blown off a portion of our parking area.

 These are pictures of our Farm with the crossbars supporting the base of the 160 meter inverted L.  In the large bird house is a Diamond antenna switch.  In the small bird house on the side is a nesting house finch.  He kept using the switch box so I found her a more suitable home.   The dual dipole is a 40 30 meter antenna.

 

This is my 160 meter inverted L with side vertical 5/8 wavelenght vertical elements for 30 meters.  This antenna had a major upgrade this summer with completition of the eight elevated counterpoise.  I also added 4 1/4 wavelenght ground wires under the counterpoises to act as a secondary ground (similar to the AKI Special-ON4UN's Low Band DXing).  I hope to add at least another 4 radials before winter as the AKI Special is described as having "many" such radials.  I also hope to build a remote control tuner for this antenna.  There is a manual antenna switch in the "bird house".

The 17 meter Moxon is in storage and may be replaced with a hex beam.  We will see what fall brings.  I am still waiting for a  tower I ordered in April and it is now the first week of August.  I think they had to start by mining the iron ore.

Here is my reversible 3 element 40 meter inverted V beam aimed at western Europe and the central Pacific and Europe long path.  It seems to be working well.  It was fun working some long path to Europe this winter in the mornings about sunrise.

 

This is one of our pair of 40 meter extended double zepps. These are excellent low noise antennas for 40 meters with 3 db gain broadside to the array.  They are also excellent!! 80 meter antennas and work well on 30 - 12 meters with a tuner.   They were constructed using the W5JH dimensions given in the 23rd addition of the ARRL Antenna Handbook with the addition of an electrical 1/2 wave of 450 ohm feedline (using the velocity factor).  A 1:1 choke balun was used at the 450 ohm feedline juncture with 50 ohm coax.  If you have the room this is an excellent antenna to use.  I am in the process on building and installing a third 40 meter EDZ to give me more coverage.

 

 

Hope to have this tribander and 6 meter beam on a modest tower later this year but for now only have the 6 meter beam up.  Since this picyure I have managed to get it 10 feet or so higher. 

The equipment is a Yaesu FT991, Palstar AT2K tuner and an ACOM 600S amplifier. Note the WWll naval key on the left. 

 

 

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KG7CW
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dedateband mode grid Country op
W3LB 2017-09-23 20m JT65 EN92xa United States BRIAN H LEUTHOLD
F5SZY 2017-09-23 20m JT65 IN96md France YVES DE LAMBALLERIE
NC7U 2017-09-23 160m FT8 CN87qp United States JERRY E REPINE
N4KM 2017-09-23 40m FT8 EL98bu United States KEVIN N MILHORN
K7UA 2017-09-23 30m FT8 DN40cj United States BRYCE K ANDERSON
ZL1LC 2017-09-23 30m FT8 RF73MF00 New Zealand Jim Reed
ZR1ADI 2017-09-23 40m FT8 JF95KU South Africa GILBERT GREEN
TI2VLM 2017-09-23 40m FT8 EJ79xv Costa Rica Victor VIC Manuel Lopez Jiron
5W0RA 2017-09-23 40m FT8 Samoa Alan N Rovner
KC7YE 2017-09-23 160m FT8 CN87uv United States JACK T ROOKAIRD
N0IAI 2017-09-23 160m FT8 EM28tq United States JEROME J DUTHLER
CX5RZ 2017-09-22 15m FT8 GF25mc Uruguay Alejandro Gatti
WB2GJD 2017-09-22 15m FT8 EM84ut United States Robert P Schmidt
LU8AFR 2017-09-22 15m FT8 GF05ri Argentina HELIO ANESINI
K2JB 2017-09-22 15m FT8 EM85qm United States JIMMY D BLAIR

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United States Counties Award#743
Granted: 2016-07-19 15:30:02   (KG7YUV)

Endorsements:
  • 100 Counties Mixed
World Continents Award#12657
Granted: 2016-04-22 23:50:02   (KG7YUV)

Endorsements:
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 17 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
Grid Squared Award#11335
Granted: 2016-04-22 23:50:02   (KG7YUV)

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