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Steve wGØAT
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Lives in Monument, CO 80132, United States
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Freeze Your Buns Off (FYBO) 2016 a Fun QRP Contest with Goats
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Lynn KCØYQF fends off Boo Goat after taming a SOTA Pile-up of 36-Qs on Mt Herman
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I loved the video and loved to see young hams active in the hobby.
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The Goat's audio/video QSL- log for Mt Herman (W0C/FR-063) on 23 Nov 2015
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Clay/NF1R joins Goat on Mt Herman for Summits on the Air ...gets buzzed by F15
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Cool video, Frank! Thanks for sharing. Always fun to do a 'arm chair' SOTA.

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CHEAP-EASY TO BUILD 20m ANTLER 
After making my first twisted pair doublet antenna yesterday I discovered that I could probably build one for 20m! Viola! ...and no ATU required for 20m ~50 ohms on 14.100 1.2:1 w/twisted pair feed line using only 18' on 20' mast elements 18' (one was 17'10" other 17'11") I'd start with 18' elements - YMMV ...20m Band seemed dead this PM only heard W1AW about S5 then called CQ a bit finally heard Al-WA4YIR in GA for a QSO. QSB 449 to 569 ...Antenna was inverted vee configuration w/100+ degrees apex angle. RBN heard me on both coasts ...Wow!
This reduced weight antler now weighs only 200-grams! ~3oz!! Next will build a few for 30/40m as mono banders! BTW KX3's ATU tuned this new shorten 20m doublet version on 40-6m! Be advise it's only self resonate on 20m ...hmmm I bet it'll play on 10m w/o ATU ...have to try it? ...YMMV with type of wire etc. 
More pics: flic.kr/s/aHskc1imzZ
Sound file of QSO: https://soundcloud.com/goathiker/wa4yirmp3
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22' each leg ONLY IF you plan to use an ATU for all bands ...but if you have an analyzer and just want a 20m dipole you can trim this antenna to look like 50-ohms without an ATU just using the twisted pair feedline based on my 18' starter lengths. YMMV
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Peanut & Boo goat chow down on breakfast
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i have an alpine that turns her head just like yours did.
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Taken a few years ago on Signal Butte ...just west of Pikes Peak (on horizon) showing SOTA buddy Frank/K0JQZ filling his logbook with chasers as Peanut goat keeps watch.

Thinking now it wasn't such a good place to lay my cell ...a rouge wind gust could've knocked loose the Buddipole guyline anchor-rock along with my cell! Oops!

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come in Peanut, come in.  over.
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Vegan goat buddies never stop eating yet remain fit & trim with amazing endurance & can easily out pace the OG
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I love the goats. How lucky to be near mountains!

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Fantastic, Frank! Future YL OP in the making thanks to Randy and SOTA!

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It worked!!!!!! I owe you $80 for a shop repair! Or case of your favorite beverage!

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Setup KX3 on the patio outside near the pond to test a portable antenna that I've been thinking of using for portable SOTA ops. It's ~48' of continuous #22 twisted pair CAT-5 soft drawn copper wire fashioned into a 44' doublet. Rolled up it fits in a sandwich bag feedline and all (5-oz). KX3's ATU matched it with ease on 80-6m. But the bands were really poor! Did manage a nice contact with Kent/K9ZTV- Jefferson, MO on 30m (5W, 680-miles) in spite of the QRM from a frog ...who whenever I keyed up seemed to join in chorus with me? Lots of birds and other environmental noises added to a fun end of day CW QSO. Solar Flux: 94 SN: 28 A-index: 007
More pics of setup/antenna: https://flic.kr/s/aHskc1imzZ

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Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated ...Confucius
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Outdoor Adventurer & Ham Radio enthusiast via SOTA (Summits On The Air) and Hiking the Rockies with his goat buddies Barley, Acorn and Peanut
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Survived 40yrs working in High Tech now enjoying the simple Low Tech life ...like starting fire by rubbing sticks together
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