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DX please include 2 green stamps with SASE. US please a SASE envelope, no green stamps.

This Do It Yourself ham enjoys projects and experimenting with antennas is one that can be a challenge.


Hello from K5YDR's QTH

Hello from W3DIY's QTH

Installing the 40M Optibeam at 120' (37M)

Hey  down there get out of the way, this could fall on your head.

WB3AR  has an itch

WB3AR is QRT, he better wake up before hunting season. hihi


WB1RD the turkey.

This bird is the alarm when WB3AR is sleeping.


40M Optibeam with the 80/160M half slopers below.



CQ Europe at 1600' (487m) above msl.


CQ South America




70'(21m) US Tower with the 5 band 11 element Optibeam.


The DX Engineering 4 square receive system.


All the above hardware is connected here . . .


The Kenwood TS-990 drives the Commander HF-2500. The home brew console controls the L network tuner at the base of the tower and the DX Engineering 4 square controller is on top.


All of my station equipment was purchased from fellow hams. I reconditioned and self installed the towers and antennas over a period of 3 years. 

100% of the QSLs for this award  were confirmed via LOTW .

No remote operations. All contacts via SSB




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QRZ Logbook Summary for - W3DIY
Latest Contacts for W3DIY at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
HV0A 2016-10-22 15M SSB JN61fv Vatican Francesco
HB9CCL 2016-10-17 20M SSB JN47ng Switzerland Rudy
IK4GRO 2016-10-17 17M SSB JJ00aa Italy Lauro
KG4LA 2016-10-16 40M SSB FK29KW19 United States Jeffrey Swain
T8CW 2016-10-15 20M SSB PJ77fi Palau Ryosei Aimiya
AF7FQ 2016-10-15 17M SSB DN23dd United States CHRISTOPHER D TROUTEN
KI7GAH 2016-10-15 17M SSB DN77XU33 United States Marlon J Kilen
G4RBH 2016-10-15 15M SSB IO91VL88 England TOM FARMER
IS0BSR 2016-10-15 15M SSB JM49is Sardinia Marco
CT1EHI 2016-10-13 40M SSB IM67aa Portugal Marcelino
IK4GRO 2016-10-13 15M SSB JJ00aa Italy Lauro
IZ4NPE 2016-10-13 15M SSB JN54tu Italy Gianfranco
EA8LS 2016-10-12 40M SSB IL18ul Canary Islands Juan-Carlos
LZ1KU 2016-10-11 40M SSB JJ00aa Bulgaria Stamen
T31T 2016-10-11 15M SSB JJ00aa Central Kiribati Activity From Kanton Isl.

Book Totals: 30246 qso's   9974 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Counties Award#1807
Granted: 2016-07-19 23:00:02   (W3DIY)

  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
World Continents Award#801
Granted: 2015-01-18 18:17:14   (W3DIY)

  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
Grid Squared Award#739
Granted: 2015-01-18 18:17:07   (W3DIY)

  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
DX World Award#125
Granted: 2015-01-18 09:45:38   (W3DIY)

  • 15 Meters Mixed
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