Kent TP-1

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DXCC 150

I recently completed DXCC 150 without a single paper QSL.  I am at 152 confirmed on LoTW.  I will soon have to send out paper QSLs because some of the entities are just too hard to work.  My strategy has been to work as many stations as possible until I stumble upon a LoTW user.  That’s just not likely to happen in some countries.

The Tower is Finished

All the major work is complete on the tower.  Here’s a video of us testing after installing the rotor.

All Tower Sections Up

All tower sections are up.  The 2m beam is also

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up and waiting on a rotor. 

Watch “WB4IT Tower Completed” on YouTube

WB4IT Tower Completed: http://youtu.be/tsEneoe5tq8

Tower Videos

Log4OM, a logging program for hams | DxCoffee

Log4OM is gaining popularity and the recognition is well deserved.  The only reason you’re not using it is probably because you probably don’t yet know about it.  See below.

http://www.dxcoffee.com/eng/2014/10/10/log4om-a-logging-program-for-hams/

Tower Update

All guy wires are up and hand tight, and all sections are stacked except the top section.  We should be raising antennas on Oct 18.

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Tower Construction – Phase 2

This weekend, we got 55 feet up with temporary guys and mounted my 5/8 wave omni for 2 meters.  30 more feet to go, then the omni comes down and up goes a Cushcraft 215WB and KLM KT36XA goes on the rotor.  Thanks to Kyle Washington for his help this weekend and Mark Thomas for his expertise.

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Tower Construction Phase 1

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The tower base and guy posts are complete.  Four holes at 3 feet deep were dug manually using posthole diggers.  800 lbs of concrete was required to secure it all.  The rest of the tower and guy wires will be installed on 9/25/2014 after the concrete sets.  Thanks to Marcus, KF4YHP, for his tower expertise and Kyle Washington, KW4AU, for the extra hand.  The tower will stand at 70 feet when complete.