Amateur Radio station WZ1V in Clinton, CT FN31rh:
My new QTH is on a small 130' hilltop in the middle of Connecticut's shoreline,
25 miles east of New Haven:


PHOTOS:
( click on any image below to enlarge )

Left - My new messy shack. IC-7200 + SB-200 for 300W on 6M. TR-751A + TE brick for 400W on 2M. TR-851A + 8874 amp for 400W on 432.

Right - Antennas are on telescoping mast behind house.



Left - HB aluminum telescoping mast mounted off deck, top antenna is 42 feet up, bottom antenna at 38 feet.

Right - Top antenna is a Directive Systems 6 el. yagi for 2M. Below that a PAR 6M Stressed Moxon.



These photos are after adding a Directive Systems 11 el. yagi for 432, and a fiberglass 10M whip at the very top of the mast. I'm using RFC-400UF coax for most of the runs. Each run is about 80 feet.



Left - The new US Tower TX-455 motorized crank-up was installed April 11, 2013 with lots of help from local hams and friends.

Right - A few weeks later I installed "test" antennas for 2M and 432.



Left - I completed installation of the new "stack" July 22, 2013 using DXE-400MAX feedlines and a 6061-T6 aluminum 1/4 inch wall mast set into a Yaesu G-800SA rotator. This was a lot of work!

Right - From the top, 2M/440 FM whip, M2 222-10EZ, 55el 1296, homebrew "FO-24" el 432, DS FO-12 2M, 50Watt 1296 transverter box, M2 6M5XHP.



Left - New 2M yagi homebrew 14 el on 24 ft boom April 3, 2015.
Right - From the top, 2M/440 FM whip, M2 222-10EZ, 55el 1296, homebrew "FO-24" el 432, 14 el 24 ft boom on 2M, 50Watt 1296 transverter box, M2 6M5XHP.



Left - View to north-west from top of tower.

Right - View to north-east from top of tower.
The horizon is only about 5 miles out in these directions, but clear of trees.



Left - View to the west from top of tower.

Right - View to south-west from top of tower.
Although the terrain drops off nicely in these directions, the view is obstructed by trees. The photos were taken with a UAV. It was determined it would take a 120 foot tower to clear all the trees (not happening).



Left - My messy shack Rev 2: IC-7200 + SB-200 for 400W on 6M. FT-757GX, xvtr + AM-6155 for 400W on 222. TR-751A + TE brick for 350W on 2M. TR-851A + 8874 amp for 500W on 432. TR-751A + 50W mast mounted xvtr on 1296.

Right - Beginnings of my portable 10 GHz station. KK1CW was nice enough to gift me the offset dish. I picked up the tripod at a tag sale. Total expense so far $3.



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