.: Tom Thomas, WA6WPG
Tom is the busy QSL Manager for KH6LC.
He received his Novice license in March, 1962. In 1971
he operated the MARS station at Fort MacArthur, California- AA6WAH.
At present he is using a FT-100D, Heath SB-1400, Kenwood
TS-520, Ten-Tech Scout, and a Collins KWM-2. His antennas are a FORCE 12 C19XR,
11 element Tri-bander at about 40 feet and a 40 meter half Square.
.: WA6WPG- 2 ELEM 80 METER VERTICAL
40 METER FOUR SQUARE
MOJAVE DESERT, CALIFORNIA
The two verticals are 50 feet high and base loaded with a
HUGE COIL and each has 74 radials. My SPACIOUS operating
position in the back of my HONDA ELEMENT. I should get
an award for spending 18 hours in the back.
The other picture is the 40 meter 4 square that was my FIRST
DESERT ANTENNA and the reason I bought the property in 2004.
The location is 7 miles EAST of the city of Mojave at 2800
feet on a mesa over looking the town. I am 2 miles from the
EDWARDS AFB perimeter fence and 15 miles from MUROC DRY LAKE
where the tower and run ways are located at EDWARDS. Mojave
is about 70 miles NW of downtown Los Angeles and 132 miles
from my home in Corona. My nearest neighbor is 4 miles
away as is the nearest electricity. I have a 70 pound
battery for power and solar panels to charge the battery if
I stay more than two days.
Click on the below pictures to view:
|80 meter 2 element
vertical array looking east
|40M 4 Square
||Operating Position, ARRL
DX SSB, 2011
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