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BIG ISLAND CONTEST CLUB
P O BOX 532
LAUPAHOEHOE, HI 96764
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The construction of a new home has been completed and construction of the tower and antennas on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island will begin soon. The station will consist of a pair of K-3s drivng an Acom 2000A and an Acom 1000 (for 6 meters). The rigs, along with 90 feet of Rohn 55 and a K0XG rotating system, were shipped to the Big Island in January 2016.
The new antenna system will be a three high stack of Optibeam tribanders, a 4 element 40 meter Optibeam Yagi, and two A-3WS WARC antennas (stacked in phase) with the top one having the 30 meter mod. Last, a 7/7 stack of Yagis for 6 meters. Ever since KH7Y left Hawaii there has been a big demand for KH6 on 6 meters. I intend to fill that need when conditions are good. On 80 a four square will be used. Still to be decided is the antenna for 160 although we have lots of room for long Beverages facing NW and NE.
The station will sit at an elevation of 1100 feet and is about one mile from the Pacific with a huge downward slope to the Europe, North America, most of South America, and Asia. However, going to the south we'll be looking at a big slope uphill all the way up to the top of Mauna Kea (over 13000 feet tall!), so we'll be rather deaf in that direction.
The picture on this page is of the old station which was about 4000 feet from the new location. As we get the tower up I'll have some new pictures.
UPDATE: After a long time (15 months since starting the process) I now have a permit for my tower. In February, 2017 the base and anchor holes were dug and filled with concrete (8 1/2 yards) . We expect to have the tower up by April,2017 and will be very active shortly after that.
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