WB2VVV in Rhode Island

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WB2VVV in Rhode Island

Postby WB2VVV » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:59 am

When you work me on CW you're probably hearing a Ten Tec, or my Johnson Viking Adventurer:

ImageWB2VVV Shack 4 by Ski Freak, on Flickr

My Ham Shack is a stand alone post and beam shed a few hundred feet from the house, with a 64' freestanding tower next it. It has a wood stove in it for when it's cold, and power fed underground from the garage which has a backup power generator.

ImageWB2VVV Shack 1 by Ski Freak, on Flickr

Up the tower I currently have a Steppir 3 element Yagi-Uda beam for 20 meters thru 6 meters, and above that a 40 meter rotary dipole and a 20' boom 12 element 2 meter Yagi-Uda beam. I have some wire antennas including a 20 meter unterminated rhombic aimed at EU, that also works pretty well on 80 meters as an omni, plus a 40 meter center-fed vertical dipole.

73, Chris
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Re: WB2VVV in Rhode Island

Postby WB2VVV » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:21 am

Here is a look up the tower. You can see my side-mounted 6m Triple Vee Dipole array. Each element is a half wave dipole made from a pair of mobile whips, but built as a 90 degree horizontal Vee Dipole. The three are at mounted at about 1, 1.5, and 2 wavelengths above the ground, and all fed in phase. They provide roughly omni-directional coverage with a slight gain peak to the Southwest, and stacking them provides some gain on the horizon and better lower angle coverage.

Up top is a 12 element 2m beam on a 20' boom for Au and Tropo, then a 42' long 40m rotatable dipole (boom aligned), and finally a 3 element Steppir beam which is essentially a 3 element monoband beam for 20m thru 6m (plus an extra director for only 6m). 73, Chris WB2VVV

ImageWB2VVV 40m Rotatable Dipole by Ski Freak, on Flickr
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Re: WB2VVV in Rhode Island

Postby WB2VVV » Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:58 pm

There is also a chance you may work WB2VVV when I am up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, when I am up at my Mountain Cabin. My North-Central NH shack consists of an Icom IC-706 built into a desk.

Imageski house shack by Ski Freak, on Flickr

My antennas in NH are a sloping vertical wire around 35 feet long fed through an UNUN transformer, with a few ground radials and matched through a JRC antenna tuner, covering most of the HF bands. I also have a 6m Delta Loop, and a 2m Horizontal Vee Dipole. All of these antennas are supported by trees in the woods and sometimes require repairs in the spring-time to address winter damage from heavy snowfall. This QTH is at 1700 feet AMSL on the Western slope of a mountain, and is surrounded by many peaks that are over 4000 feet AMSL. Mount Washington is to the North a short drive away.
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Re: WB2VVV in Rhode Island

Postby N7BDY » Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:26 pm

Very nice setup .
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