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The N1CQ facility.

 

Looking back at station from European direction at sunset.

 


 

 


Autumn in New England

 

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View from base of 162' Rohn 25G tower                                                                             Hy-Gain   155BAS

 

E-mail is n1cq@comcast.net

Left: Red-Tailed Hawk Right: A Bald Eagle w/ Trout in talons

 

 

3 element Mosley CL203 at 162 feet during an ice storm in early 2010

Current antenna complement at N1CQ

75m Flat top dipole at 126 ft w/ passive reflector, 2 Element horizontal phased array to SE

160 m Dipole broadside europe

160m / 75m 300 ft long wire

20 m 3 el Mosley at 162 ft, stacked 3 el Telrex 20m326 beams (126 ft and 40 ft)

15 m 3el Hy-Gain 153BA at 100 feet

10 m 4 el Cushcraft at 65 ft (fixed)

Receiving Beverage antennas: ENE, S, and W

Two Phased Four-Bay Bow-ties for UHF HDTV with Channelmaster preamp

Winegard 7 el Yagi for 88-108 MHz FM

Finco 8 el Yagi for Ch 4 and 5 TV

 

 

Note insulators

Atlas Systems 3.5" shaft x twin helix (8" / 10") Helical Anchor

 

 

 

 

 

Upper photo: 162' Rohn tower with broken top guy wire; courtesy Hurricane Irene.

So do you think Rohn 25G is tough!!!!!

Ahah!! The culprit..... Corroded aircraft cable installed in 1985.

Note electrical tape precluded water from exiting system, accelerating corrosion.

Conclusion: Do not use "galvanized aircraft cable" only use galvanized EHS type cable.

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