[CQ-Contest] update from NQ4I ice storm 2014

john at kk9a.com john at kk9a.com
Wed Feb 12 22:05:59 EST 2014

Sorry to hear this Rick. I am sure it is heartbreaking to watch after 
investing much time and money into building the station.  I am also getting 
the snow and freezing rain here in Charlotte, NC and will last though 
tomorrow.  I drove around this afternoon to get dinner and nothing was open.

John KK9A - W4AAA

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Subject:[CQ-Contest] update from NQ4I ice storm 2014
From:Rick Dougherty NQ4I <nq4i at contesting.com>
Date:Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:02:38 -0500
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Hi all...well the antennas are starting to give up...so far I have lost the
top 40m KLM 4 el at 155 ft that is used for the MULT station...it is
dangling from the top of the tower..next to go will be the 3 el Telrex 40m
RUN top antenna...also ready to fold up is the monster 8 el homebrew 8 el
20m on 89 ft boom...not looking good either is the top 8 el 15m RUN antenna
at 155 ft...I might very well lose the rest of the antennas tonight...it is
raining and ice pellets and the loads keep increasing on the antennas...we
had planed to operate in the ARRL CW this coming weekend...not sure if
there will be any antennas left...tomorrow morning will end the storm
around 11 am..temps are forecast to rise to 34 degrees F and maybe some
melting will tke place.

de Rick NQ4I 

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