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My nickname is Pete and I was first licensed in 1961 as KNØKVK. Upgraded later to WBØDRL and in the 1980s became active in EME and VHF UHF contests. Upgraded to NØOY a few years ago and now most of my time is spent on 1296 EME, back packing, and experimenting in radio astronomy. Received the call sign 5N9SJA while on trips to Nigeria and have been licensed in Honduras and Peru.

The NØOY station is located on a hill in the central Kansas farm country. Current configuration has the 28 foot dish with a computer controlled 5" navy gun mount that is used for 1296 moon bounce and radio astronomy. The large towers were at one time assembled into a 300 foot commercial tower before being moved to the farm where it was then split up into 3 towers. These towers are 40 inches on a face with bolted angle iron construction. The 140' tower (the one with a large steel ball on top) is being configured for lightning and static discharge studies. The second tower holds a log periodic HF antenna at 55', and the 95' tower holds a 7 element 6 meter antenna. The SSV tower next to the shack holds the vhf and uhf stack and a short 35' Rohn 25g holds a 6 element 6 meter antenna and another 70' Rohn 25g holds a wind generator. The 8 foot dish is used for 1296 tropo and the diamond shaped loop antenna is used for SID studies which is tunned to 25 khz. Low band dipoles with chokes can be seen between towers.

Future plans include aurora studies, L band radio astronomy, and gamma ray detection via SID.

Home station video ( circa 2010) with 1296 eme echos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leh3HQhoScw

I also like to do extreme camping sometimes using my converted military deuce and half M109A3 truck to get into the back woods or the remote pasture...With the addition of the fold up tower, set up time to be on the air is ~15 minutes for one person.

1986 M109A3 deuce and half with fold up tower                                                                            Inside view looking forward

Students from Kansas Wesleyan University’s Physics club have helped in the renovation of the government surplus M109A3.

The truck is completely self contained with generator(s), fold up tower with a log peridoic HF antenna, separate supports for dipole antennas, and equipment for dual HF stations to operate simultaneously. It also has beds, refrigerator, microwave oven, kitchen, camo netting, etc.

The truck is diesel powered and can burn waste motor oil, vegetable oil, kerosene, gasoline for fuel. It is 10 wheel drive and has a 10 ton pulling capacity winch to assist in getting into OR out of difficult areas.

  Old field day set up using log antenna                                                               Pedestrian mobile with manpack


Portable in EM18....                                                                                Snow camping

Thanks for stopping by!

73, Pete NØOY


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