80 Photos - Mar 25, 2015
Photo: Terry W8ZN install triband 146/223/446 MHz FM vertical on 2m EME tower pre-contestPhoto: VHF, UHF microwave free standing tower (left), Terry W8ZN on 2m EME tower installing triband FM vertical pre-contest.Photo: 6L rotatable 20m beam @ 180', 3L 40m beam fixed NE at 100'.  7L 6m beam @ 190'Photo: 3L rotatable 40m beam @ 180'Photo: 3L 40m rotatable beam @ 180'Photo: Foreground 6L 10m beam @ 120' and 6L 6m beam @ 130'.  Background 3L 40m beam @ 180'Photo: W4RX QTH, V/UHF microwave tower (left), triband HF and V/UHF FM yagi's @ 45' by house and 10m tower and 40m towers in distance (right)Photo: Foreground freestanding 120' tower holding 10m & 6m beams. Background 180' guys tower holding 3L rotatable 40m beam and wire 80m beam.Photo: Sat. Mar. 21 2015 on road to W4RX, early morning snowPhoto: Access road to W4RX QTHPhoto: W4RX QTHPhoto: W4RX QTH, Tribander and V/UHF FM yagis @ 45' near house.  Background freestanding V/UHF and microwave tower @ 120'Photo: Cables and coax entry point to shack from the surrounding towersPhoto: Cable entry point to antenna switching and routing rackPhoto: Antenna switching and routing rackPhoto: Antenna switch and routing rack and rear access door to amplifier racksPhoto: Cables, cables, cables!Photo: Danger HIGH Voltage !Photo: Terry W8ZN preparing station for VaQPPhoto: 146/223/446 MHz FM station.  Kenwood TM742A @ 50w (remote head mounted to monitor)Photo: 80-10m CW & SSB HF station (left) - 80-10m SSB only station (right), though that sat on 40m all weekendPhoto: Elecraft K3 and Alpha 87A ampPhoto: Elecraft K3 and Heathkit SB220 ampPhoto: V/UHF FM station (left) and CW & SSB HF station (right)Photo: CW & SSB HF station running N1MM+ as master node in 3 PC networkPhoto: SSB station spent all weekend on 40m phone and worked over 900 stations!Photo: 40m phone station used a simple low NVIS dipole at 20' off the ground behind the house.Photo: View looking into the shack from the doorwayPhoto: View looking toward the V/UHF FM station from behind the CW & SSB HF stationPhoto: CW & SSB HF station worked mainly CW Sat and hunted for DX on 10, 15 & 20m and intermittently CQ'd on 40m CWPhoto: Blue pan adapter provided view of activity on various HF bands.  Rotator control boxes left and right spun 10m and 40m beamsPhoto: Bill N4SV on V/UHF FMPhoto: Terry W8ZN on 40m SSBPhoto: Terry W8ZN on 40m SSBPhoto: Bill N4SV on V/UHF FMPhoto: Andy K1RA operating 40m CWPhoto: Andy K1RA operating 40m CWPhoto: Andy K1RA on 20m CWPhoto: Alpha 87A amp - auto tune and 1.5 KW.  Terry rigged the station to automatically switch between all 5 HF antennas behind the scenes using the K3 band decoder output data and a 5 position relayPhoto: Jason KJ4EOO (background) on 40m SSB and Bill N4SV (foreground) on 20m SSBPhoto: Jason KJ4EOO (background) on 40m SSB and Bill N4SV (foreground) on 20m SSBPhoto: Bill N4SV (foreground) on 20m SSB and Terry W8ZN on V/UHF FM (background)Photo: Jason KJ4EOO on 40m SSBPhoto: Bill N4SV on 15m SSBPhoto: Bill N4SV on 15m SSBPhoto: Jason KJ4EOO on 40m SSBPhoto: Terry W8ZN on V/UHF FMPhoto: Terry W8ZN on V/UHF FMPhoto: Sunday morning snow begins to meltPhoto: View of W4RX QTH and antenna farmPhoto: 10/15/20m triband yagi and FM vertical yagis above house. V/UHF and microwave tower in distancePhoto: 10/15/20m triband yagi and V/UHF FM vertical yagis @ 45'Photo: 120' 10m self supporting tower (foreground) and 180' guyed 40m tower (background)Photo: 120' self supporting 10m towerPhoto: Rich N3UW on V/UHF FMPhoto: Andy K1RA on 20m SSBPhoto: Andy K1RA on 20m SSB using N1MM+ and connected to various DX and spotting clustersPhoto: Jason KJ4EOO on 40m SSB - I don't think he ever got up from the chair all dayPhoto: Jason KJ4EOO on 40m SSBPhoto: Jason KJ4EOO on 40m SSBPhoto: Jason KJ4EOO (background) on 40m SSB and Terry W8ZN (foreground) on 20m SSBPhoto: Terry W8ZN on 20m SSBPhoto: Terry W8ZN on 20m SSBPhoto: Jason KJ4EOO on 40m SSBPhoto: Jason KJ4EOO on 40m SSBPhoto: Jason KJ4EOO on 40m SSBPhoto: Terry W8ZN (foreground) on 20m SSB and Mike N2NAR (background) on V/UHF FMPhoto: Terry W8ZN (foreground) on 20m SSB and Mike N2NAR (background) on V/UHF FMPhoto: Terry W8ZN (foreground) on 20m SSB and Mike N2NAR (background) on V/UHF FMPhoto: Mike N2NAR on V/UHF FMPhoto: Mike N2NAR on V/UHF FMPhoto: V/UHF FM station running TM-742 remote head and N1MM+Photo: Kenwood TM-742A remote head velcro'd to monitorPhoto: Terry W8ZN (foreground) on 20m SSB and Jason KJ4EOO (background) on 40m SSBPhoto: Triband yagi @ 45' above house as viewed from 120' on the 10m towerPhoto: Closeup of triband yagi @ 45' above house as viewed from 120' on the 10m towerPhoto: 180' 15m tower with stacked yagis and 80m wire beam support as viewed from 120' 10m tower.  Looking west towards Skyline Dr. ShenandoahPhoto: 180' 15m tower with stacked yagis and 80m wire beam support as viewed from 120' 10m tower.  Looking west towards Skyline Dr. ShenandoahPhoto: 180' 40m tower as seen from 120' 10m tower looking southwestPhoto: 180' 40m tower as seen from 120' 10m tower looking southwest