[CQ-Contest] update from NQ4I ice storm 2014

Robert Bajuk rbajuk at gmail.com
Thu Feb 13 04:50:59 EST 2014

This is really sad... We had about the same situation (ice storm) in
Slovenia about 10 days ago, many towers and antennas collapsed, there is a
huge damage on infrastucture and nature, some parts of the country are
still without electricity.

Here are just few pics:


S50K has lost all the antennas for example, he had three stacked Steppirs

73 Robert, S57AW

2014-02-13 4:05 GMT+01:00 <john at kk9a.com>:

> 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.
> GL,
> 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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