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HOA rules have provided operating challenges but  with a new Icom 7100 connected to rain gutters I was able to readily get on most HF bands, VHF and UHF with only a single radio. I have since added additional legacy radios used at our previous QTH.

The rain gutter connected  HF system consists of:

  • Icom AH-4 tuner in the garage - output  connected to gutters and ground
  • coax connection to radio transmitter (in garage) with 15 feet of cable
  • radio transmitter on wall shelf and power cable to garage located  power supply (12 volts) and control cable extends  through the garage wall to my office which shares the same wall. A phone jack is conveniently located in the office wall near my desk and the control cable  uses the same access.

 During the CQ SSB contest at the end of October  2016 I made contacts in 20 countries on 10, 15, 20 and 40 meters all using the gutter and the 100 watt IC 7100..

I have recently  added  more HF antennas including a 40 meter and 20 meter dipole in the attic, a 17 M dipole hidden  on the roof of the patio deck and an outside "stealth" 27 foot ground mounted vertical rising above the patio deck.  The vertical  is mounted on  one of the patio deck's wooden  support posts using a mobile mount (3/8 thread). It consists of :

  • a 3 foot threaded rod,
  • 4 ft  homemade loading coil wound  on PVC,
  •  a huster mobile base
  • topped off with a 17 ft MFJ telescoping whip.
  • A few radials supplemented  with a connection to the community provided ubiquitous metal fence make this a very good listening antenna for 40 meters and higher bands. HOA rules help in this case. 

The vertical  has enabled 40 meter contacts throughout North America  as well as into Europe, Africa, and  Central and South America. All have been made with 120 watts SSB.  My country list has gone up with these antenna additions.  A recently purchased 200 watt tranceiver, a used Icom775,  has made getting heard in pilups just a little easier.

I am active on DMR using both  local repeaters and a newly acquired Shark RF Openspot.

 Using a Cellular data connection and the Openspot has allowed me to experience  mobile DMR using the extensive Brandmeister network. Dstar is available on VHF and UHF using the IC 7100 with an attic mounted dual band discone antenna.






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CM7OK 2017-03-20 15m SSB FL01ou Cuba Jose Carlos Amargo Pina
PT2IC 2017-03-20 17m SSB Brazil Stephano Pessini
HC2AO 2017-03-20 40m SSB EI97NT62 Ecuador Alexey Ogorodov
IV3KKW 2017-03-19 40m SSB JN66ie Italy Alessandro Carletti
EI7M 2017-03-19 40m SSB IO51uv Ireland co John Barry
IQ6AN 2017-03-19 40m SSB JN63so Italy A.R.I. Sezione di Ancona
IV3KKW 2017-03-19 40m SSB JN66ie Italy Alessandro Carletti
OK1FFU 2017-03-16 40m SSB JO60VI86 Czech Republic PETR CHVATAL
EA7GX 2017-03-14 17m SSB IM76he Spain PEDRO ROLANDO ORTEGA
AA1BU 2017-03-14 40m SSB FN42gf United States JOSEPH A GAGLIARDI JR
HG2DX 2017-03-14 40m SSB KN06cq Hungary Zsolt
V21ZG 2017-03-12 17m SSB FK97cc Antigua and Barbuda Babs Lot Linge
K1IED 2017-03-12 17m SSB FN31ru United States LARRY F SKILTON
VE7DQA 2017-03-12 17m SSB DN39kt Canada Percy Thomas Pineault
AE3RM 2017-03-12 40m SSB FM19nd United States RAUL S MIDON

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