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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, MSK144, and some JT65 but hope to get on other modes soon.



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.  That was last year.  This year(2018) we have bare ground!  This does not bode well for our fire season next summer.

 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 (no longer installed).  This antenna has eight elevated 1/4 wavelenght counterpoises. We live in an area with thin stoney soils which leads to a high ground loss situation for the antenna.  My remedy for this situation was suggested in ON4UN's book Low Band Dxing, is to install a ground screen under the counterpoises.  So far I have placed about a dozen 1/4 wave and one half wave radial under the counter poises. These should act as a secondary ground  (similar to the AKI Special-ON4UN's Low Band DXing) and reduce the gfround losses.  According to ON4UN this can significantly affect the performance of the antenna.  I am continuing to place radials and have embarked on installing 1/2 wave in addition to the 1/4 wave radials.   

On the receive side, just before winter (2017-2018), I installed a 3/4 wave reversible Beverage aimed East-West and have plans for a second one running SE-NW.  This Beverage has definitely imnproved my ability to detect weak signals from Europe by reducing my noise level about 6 db.  This replaced a LOG (Loop on the Ground) which I never could get to work properly.  It had more noise than the inverted L.   

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.   Just added a FTDX3000 to the shack.  



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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KG7CW
Latest Contacts for KG7CW at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
KK6NON 2018-03-19 160m FT8 DM13je United States Levi Jefferies
ZL2BH 2018-03-19 30m FT8 RE68wl New Zealand JOHN ELVY
K6ME 2018-03-19 160m FT8 CN90RH United States TERRY L COBB
KK6NON 2018-03-19 160m FT8 DM13je United States Levi Jefferies
EA3NW 2018-03-19 160m FT8 Spain JOSE REYES GARCIA
DJ8QP 2018-03-19 160m FT8 JN68ja Germany Volker Gus Buchwald
PJ2/DK5ON 2018-03-19 80m FT8 FK52nc Curacao Andreas Andy - Christian Salder
KW7M 2018-03-19 80m FT8 DM14JM04 United States Michael D Wilson
AI6DG 2018-03-19 80m FT8 CM98hl United States JOEL M BALDWIN
W9HZ 2018-03-19 80m FT8 FN20EF00 United States MITCHELL H ALEXANDER
KI7MEW 2018-03-19 80m FT8 DN55RT50 United States Justin T Shortt
KW4DI 2018-03-19 80m FT8 EM57pa United States KENNETH J WONTOR
W5RDL 2018-03-19 80m FT8 DM72TP United States Rix D Lewis
N3FB 2018-03-19 80m FT8 EN90wc United States Francis M Bobro Jr
WB0N 2018-03-19 80m FT8 EN34ht United States BERT F BENJAMINSON

Book Totals: 18159 qso's   3639 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

DX World Award#6051
Granted: 2017-10-19 03:03:41   (KG7CW)

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

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

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

  • 40 Meters Mixed
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