"THE STATION AT NA4L"

 

 LIVING IN "the boonies" OF THE MOUNTAINS OF VIRGINIA AT ABOUT 3,000 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL, I HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO HAVE SEVERAL WIRE ANTENNAS UP ALL THE TIME, BUT THEY CHANGE FROM MONTH TO MONTH AS I EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT DESIGNS. I HAVE BEEN WORKING 80 AND 40 METER DX SINCE 1969, WITH SEVERAL DIFFERENT RIGS AND ANTENNAS. THE MAIN STATION (ON THE LEFT SIDE IN THE PICTURE ABOVE) CONSISTS OF A YAESU FTDX-5000 AND THE BACK-UP STATION IS THE YAESU FT-2000. OTHER EQUIPMENT IS THE YAESU DMU-2000, HEIL PRO-SET HEADSET WITH THE NEW H C 6 FULL RANGE ELEMENT, THE ELECTRO-VOICE MODEL 664 BOOM MIKE, THE COMMANDER HF-2500 AMP, THE PALSTAR AT4K ANTENNA TURNER,160 METER 1/2 WAVELENGTH DIPOLE AT 107 FEET, 80 METER DOUBLE BAZOOKA AT 65 FEET, 80 METER FOUR SQUARE VERTICAL ARRAY( GROUND MOUNTED),A 40 METER "SPECIAL NA4L" VERSION OF THE LAZY "H" ARRAY AT 90 FEET, A 40 METER FOUR SQUARE VERTICAL ARRAY (ELEVATED AT ABOUT 25 FEET OFF THE GROUND) USING ONLY 2 RADIALS ON EACH GROUNDPLANE, 40 METER FULL WAVELENGTH HORIZONAL LOOP WITH A PARASITIC REFLECTOR, NVIS ARRAY AT 27 FEET,40 METER 3 ELEMENT "QUAGI BEAM" AT 62 FEET, 3 ELEMENT TRI-BAND BEAM AT 100 FEET, 6 METER 3 ELEMENT BEAM AT 105 FEET, 2 METER 11 ELEMENT BEAM AT 110 FEET, A FEW RECEIVING ARRAYS AND MANY OTHER WIRE ANTENNAS ! ! 

VIEW TOWARD EUROPE

AT ABOUT 3,000 FEET

THIS AREA IS KNOWN AS  "THE BLUE RIDGE PLATEAU " 

 

THIS VIEW TO THE N.E. TOWARD EUROPE IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE TERRAIN AROUND MY QTH. THIS VIEW IS ACROSS THE ROAD FROM MY HOME. MANY OF THE PINE TREES HAVE BEEN CUT FOR LUMBER. AS I SAID EARLIER, I AM OUT IN THE "BOONIES" !! 

 

 

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