Amazing! Great scores from such a small lot.
Can you share with us how you guys solve RFI and TVI problems?
Yuri VA3UZ (50'x120' lot)
----- Original Message -----
From: "J.P. Kleinhaus" <email@example.com>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: September 1, 2001 6:22 PM
Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] RE: Small lots etc.
> Thanks for all the nice emails, fellas :-)
> A little clarification...that station belongs to Jim, KE2TR.
> He lets us drive it in the contests and it's been a joint
> effort for many years. Jim's neighbors hate him. My stuff
> at home was much bigger :-) until my ex-wife got it all :-(
> Anyway, a breakdown of the "stuff" at KE2TR/W2A/W2AA
> The station is located on the North Shore of Long Island, about 65 miles
> East of NY City. The lot is 1/3 of an acre, on a small cul-de-sac,
> surrounded by (sometimes) angry neighbors :-).
> Jim has two towers up, a 72 foot US Tower HD crank-up and lighter
> duty 55 foot crank-up. We also mount several wire antennas in the trees.
> Here is the antenna rundown:
> Tower 1 72 ft + 20 foot mast
> 88' 20 4 element Force-12 yagi 30' boom rotatable (phased)
> 80' 10 4 element KE2TR design yagi 24' boom rotatable (phased)
> 72' 40 3 element Force-12 yagi 30' boom rotatable
> 55' 10 4 element KE2TR design yagi 24' boom fixed EU (phased)
> 38' 20 4 element Force-12 yagi 30' boom fixed EU (phased w/top)
> 30' 10 4 element KE2TR design yagi 24' boom fixed EU (phased)
> Tower 2 55 ft + 20 foot mast
> 72' 15 5 element Force-12 yagi 30' boom rotatable
> 55' 10-15-20 Force-12 C3E 90deg off rotatable
> 32' 15 5 element Force-12 yagi 30' boom fixed EU (phased w/top)
> Multiplier/listening antenna
> Gap Titan, mounted on the fence about 40 feet in back of the house.
> In addition, we have the following low band antennas, mounted into
> the tops of trees on fiberglass poles.
> 65' 80 2 element KE2TR design phased inverted-vee array
> switchable NE/SW
> 70' 160 1/4 wave inverted L off the top of the big tower
> We "borrow" the neighbors' fence lines for two stealth 500' beverages,
> one NE and one W.
> The station runs two radios in our M/S configuration.
> Station 1: FT-1000MP and Alpha-87A
> Station 2: FT-1000MP and Alpha 87A
> plus some spares :-)
> Yagi phasing is controlled by three WX0B stackmatch boxes. Antenna band
> and radio switching is done manually via a bank of Daiwa a/b switches
> and individual switches at each position. We run ICE 419 band-pass
> filters on both stations. Logging is done via CT and a serial network
> with 24/7 connection to the N2TX Packetcluster.
> 73, J.P. W2XX
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