Date   

Re: DM49 Expedition

Paul Milward <nu4c@...>
 

Bryon
I also need DM39 & DM47
I'll be listening for you
20m is probably best
73 de
Paul nu4c



From: "Bryon nnegrom@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 12:34 PM
Subject: Re: [070] DM49 Expedition

 
I've never operated in this location of DM49, my parents just recently moved down there. If I cannot get you this time, I'll see if I can make another visit soon. It is about 2 hours from my house. I will see if I can leave earlier in the day which would give me an approx arrival time of 10a Mountain time. I will have to be off air and on the road by 230p Mountain time.

K9DWR: My portable antenna will allow me to get on 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 30, and 40m

VA7GEM: There are a lot of people that need DM39 and it is one of the easier ones to get to. I'm working on going APE there in August. The DM47 is also needed, but is a very long distance from my house. I'll need to plan a weekend for that one. That could be a good winter trip for me. DM28 is far, but is still doable. That is in Nevada. I'll work on getting there, but at this time, you are the only one requesting it.

Thanks,
Bryon, W7RIV

On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 8:06 AM, boat.anchor@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
Bryon
 
If the opportunity ever comes up I am looking for DM38, DM,39 and DM47
If you should stray far from home I also need DM28
 
Best regards
Barry
 
VB7150/VA7GEM/CF7GEM

BTW your ARRL email is bouncing





Re: That Windom [

mwbesemer@...
 


Re: That Windom

Charles Odom <ki4vmk@...>
 

I am very fortunate and thankful to have a friend with a bucket truck. I put a 3 ft extension with a pulley and rope off the top of my 60 ft tower. I can let my 80 meter Windom up and down. Works great, only need a tuner on 15 meter band. Have a regular 60 meter dipole at about 45 feet that works 60 and 30 meters.

Charles
KI4VMK  # 2542

On Jul 25, 2017, at 10:52 AM, "randy true w4rttrandy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

I have my 80M OCF supported at the feedpoint on a 36' pushup mast. Used a compressed air launcher to get the ends over trees at either end.

Each end is approx 35' or so.


Randy W4RTT




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 9:02 PM
To: Rick Butz; 070@...
Subject: [070] Re: That Windom [1 Attachment]
 
 

Hi Rick,


My Carolina Windom 160 is about 20 feet off the ground at the short end and 35 feet up on the long end.  The OCF feedline is 22 feet long and it just clears the ground.  The manufacturer recommends 40 feet or higher for this model.  I"m sure it would perform better on 160 and 80 if I could get it up higher but I have lots of QSOs on both of those bands.  See picture of feed.  The Carolina Windom is a trademarked antenna sold by The Radio Works.  http://www.radioworks.com/.


I see on their site that they are shutting down soon.  The owner is getting older and needs to cut back.  I hope someone, somewhere picks up the Carolina Windom line of antennas as everyone I've ever spoken with has nothing but good things to say.  This design has a vertical and a horizontal radiator that seems to make it work better than some other wire antennas.  I know there are folks who swear by their G5RV, Bazooka and all sorts of trap antennas.  I get it.  An 80 meter version may be what you can use?


Mine has been up continuously for over 4 years.  I used some black, UV protected, stretchy rope that I bought with the antenna at a Ham Fest.   The slingshot antenna launcher eventually got it into the trees.  My aim was not good.  "You'll shoot your eye out".  No pulleys etc.  Wrapped a long length of the rope around the tree at each end and I think that might also have some give and take in the wind.  It bounces up and down a lot in high winds.  It does get very windy here and it has stayed up during tropical storms, Nor'easters and thunderstorms.  I am just a few miles from the Amazon Wind Farm so we got wind.  http://www.avangridrenewables.us/amazonwind/


I guess they are now using drones to get antennas into trees?  It should be much more accurate than the slingshot.  Anyway, the antenna off center feed balun needs some kind of support.  A fiberglass pole or tree.  Let me know if you have other questions. 


73 and Happy Radio!


Bill N4GBK

www.avangridrenewables.us
Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East, powered by Avangrid Renewables at Desert Wind Overview. The Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East (formerly known as the Desert Wind project), a ...


www.radioworks.com
Manufacturer of high performance wire antennas, current-type baluns, line isolators, and wire antenna parts and accessories. Catalog of products, antenna data and ...


From: Rick Butz
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2017 5:23:50 PM
To: N4GBK
Subject: That Windom
 

Hi Bill -

Read your post on 070 and wanted to ask about your Carolina Windom.  I'm HOA restricted here to a vertical, but do have a couple of Oak trees in the back of the house (that opens up to wetlands and a river - no one behind me).  I definitely need some additional antenna, particularly for the lower bands and near distance.  I'm hoping I can do a stealth install that the roof line will block from view. You mentioned that your install is low.  How high is it? Are you installed using trees?  I'm not sure how I get a Windom up in them.  My tree climbing days are over... hi hi!  Trusty sling shot I guess.  If you are using trees, I'd appreciate any suggestions about pulleys and weights and so forth to handle the movement.  TU & 73,

Rick - N7WE


Re: DM49 Expedition

W7RIV
 

I've never operated in this location of DM49, my parents just recently moved down there. If I cannot get you this time, I'll see if I can make another visit soon. It is about 2 hours from my house. I will see if I can leave earlier in the day which would give me an approx arrival time of 10a Mountain time. I will have to be off air and on the road by 230p Mountain time.

K9DWR: My portable antenna will allow me to get on 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 30, and 40m

VA7GEM: There are a lot of people that need DM39 and it is one of the easier ones to get to. I'm working on going APE there in August. The DM47 is also needed, but is a very long distance from my house. I'll need to plan a weekend for that one. That could be a good winter trip for me. DM28 is far, but is still doable. That is in Nevada. I'll work on getting there, but at this time, you are the only one requesting it.

Thanks,
Bryon, W7RIV

On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 8:06 AM, boat.anchor@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Bryon
 
If the opportunity ever comes up I am looking for DM38, DM,39 and DM47
If you should stray far from home I also need DM28
 
Best regards
Barry
 
VB7150/VA7GEM/CF7GEM

BTW your ARRL email is bouncing



Re: That Windom [1 Attachment]

Randy True
 

I have my 80M OCF supported at the feedpoint on a 36' pushup mast. Used a compressed air launcher to get the ends over trees at either end.

Each end is approx 35' or so.


Randy W4RTT




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 9:02 PM
To: Rick Butz; 070@...
Subject: [070] Re: That Windom [1 Attachment]
 
 

Hi Rick,


My Carolina Windom 160 is about 20 feet off the ground at the short end and 35 feet up on the long end.  The OCF feedline is 22 feet long and it just clears the ground.  The manufacturer recommends 40 feet or higher for this model.  I"m sure it would perform better on 160 and 80 if I could get it up higher but I have lots of QSOs on both of those bands.  See picture of feed.  The Carolina Windom is a trademarked antenna sold by The Radio Works.  http://www.radioworks.com/.


I see on their site that they are shutting down soon.  The owner is getting older and needs to cut back.  I hope someone, somewhere picks up the Carolina Windom line of antennas as everyone I've ever spoken with has nothing but good things to say.  This design has a vertical and a horizontal radiator that seems to make it work better than some other wire antennas.  I know there are folks who swear by their G5RV, Bazooka and all sorts of trap antennas.  I get it.  An 80 meter version may be what you can use?


Mine has been up continuously for over 4 years.  I used some black, UV protected, stretchy rope that I bought with the antenna at a Ham Fest.   The slingshot antenna launcher eventually got it into the trees.  My aim was not good.  "You'll shoot your eye out".  No pulleys etc.  Wrapped a long length of the rope around the tree at each end and I think that might also have some give and take in the wind.  It bounces up and down a lot in high winds.  It does get very windy here and it has stayed up during tropical storms, Nor'easters and thunderstorms.  I am just a few miles from the Amazon Wind Farm so we got wind.  http://www.avangridrenewables.us/amazonwind/


I guess they are now using drones to get antennas into trees?  It should be much more accurate than the slingshot.  Anyway, the antenna off center feed balun needs some kind of support.  A fiberglass pole or tree.  Let me know if you have other questions. 


73 and Happy Radio!


Bill N4GBK

www.avangridrenewables.us
Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East, powered by Avangrid Renewables at Desert Wind Overview. The Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East (formerly known as the Desert Wind project), a ...


www.radioworks.com
Manufacturer of high performance wire antennas, current-type baluns, line isolators, and wire antenna parts and accessories. Catalog of products, antenna data and ...


From: Rick Butz
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2017 5:23:50 PM
To: N4GBK
Subject: That Windom
 

Hi Bill -

Read your post on 070 and wanted to ask about your Carolina Windom.  I'm HOA restricted here to a vertical, but do have a couple of Oak trees in the back of the house (that opens up to wetlands and a river - no one behind me).  I definitely need some additional antenna, particularly for the lower bands and near distance.  I'm hoping I can do a stealth install that the roof line will block from view. You mentioned that your install is low.  How high is it? Are you installed using trees?  I'm not sure how I get a Windom up in them.  My tree climbing days are over... hi hi!  Trusty sling shot I guess.  If you are using trees, I'd appreciate any suggestions about pulleys and weights and so forth to handle the movement.  TU & 73,

Rick - N7WE


Re: That Windom [

F.R. Ashley
 

My brother in law has a Phantom 3 drone and is a master at flying it.  I had him fly a line over a tree too!  He also "measured" the heights of some of my trees my hovering the drone just slightly above the tree.
I had previously bought a cheap compound bow and taped a 1/2 oz weight to one of the arrows and can hit limbs up to around 75 feet.  To get higher I'd need a stronger bow.  I just lost my OCF dipole in storm so will get in more archery practice, hi

73 Buddy WB4M

.
On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 8:20 AM, Jim Innis jinnis@... [070] wrote:

   You have lots of trees  and space. 

If you want to get it higher up and place it where you want it, try     this:

Recently my wire came down in a storm it had broken off at the     insulator.  So instead of messing with the slingshot, bow and arrow     that I have used in the past, called my grandson and had him bring     his drone over.  Tied some light fishing line to the drone and end     of antenna.  Flew drone up and over the tree, pulled antenna up via     the fishing line and then tied it off.

Worked like a charm, and now have the antenna up in the highest part     of the tree.

Jim, K5SP


Re: DM49 Expedition

Bill Garwood
 

Ok,  I'll be checking 20 meters this afternoon.  Have fun and be safe.

73,  Bill N4GBK FM16 NC


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of boat.anchor@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:06:13 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] DM49 Expedition
 
 

Bryon
 
If the opportunity ever comes up I am looking for DM38, DM,39 and DM47
If you should stray far from home I also need DM28
 
Best regards
Barry
 
VB7150/VA7GEM/CF7GEM

BTW your ARRL email is bouncing


Re: DM49 Expedition

boat.anchor@...
 

Bryon
 
If the opportunity ever comes up I am looking for DM38, DM,39 and DM47
If you should stray far from home I also need DM28
 
Best regards
Barry
 
VB7150/VA7GEM/CF7GEM

BTW your ARRL email is bouncing


Re: DM49 Expedition

Paul <nu4c@...>
 

Bryon,
I have medical appt near that time. If I get home I will try for you. Do you know what County you will be In? 
73
Paul nu4c



Sent from my Galaxy Tab® A

-------- Original message --------
From: "Bryon nnegrom@... [070]" <070@...>
Date: 7/25/17 00:39 (GMT-05:00)
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] DM49 Expedition

 

Okay, everyone that needs DM49, I'm going to be going out to Price and operate for a couple hours. I have N4GBK, KC1BOS, and NU4C that have mentioned they need it. I'll be there around 11a Mountain Time. I think I'll set up my antenna looking NE.

I'm happy to take suggestions. This is going to be a test run. I'll be down here again maybe even in August. I plan on going APE  to DM39 at some point.

Message me and stay in touch. Happy to send you my cell phone if you want to try and make sure we meet up.

Bryon, W7RIV


Re: That Windom

mwbesemer@...
 


Re: That Windom [1 Attachment]

Jim K5SP
 

You have lots of trees� and space.�

If you want to get it higher up and place it where you want it, try this:

Recently my wire came down in a storm it had broken off at the insulator.� So instead of messing with the slingshot, bow and arrow that I have used in the past, called my grandson and had him bring his drone over.� Tied some light fishing line to the drone and end of antenna.� Flew drone up and over the tree, pulled antenna up via the fishing line and then tied it off.

Worked like a charm, and now have the antenna up in the highest part of the tree.

Jim, K5SP

On 7/24/2017 8:02 PM, Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070] wrote:
�

Hi Rick,


My Carolina Windom 160�is about 20 feet off the ground at the short end and 35 feet up�on the long end. �The OCF feedline is 22 feet long and it just clears the ground. �The manufacturer recommends 40 feet or higher for this model. �I"m sure it would perform better on 160 and 80 if I could get it up higher but I have lots of QSOs on both of those bands. �See picture of feed. �The Carolina Windom is a trademarked antenna sold by The Radio Works. �http://www.radioworks.com/.


I see on their site that they are shutting down soon. �The owner is getting older and needs to cut back. �I hope someone, somewhere picks up the Carolina Windom line of antennas as everyone I've ever spoken with has nothing but good things to say. �This design has a vertical and a horizontal radiator that seems to make it work better than some other wire antennas. �I know there are folks who swear by their G5RV, Bazooka and all sorts of trap antennas. �I get it. �An 80 meter version may be what you can use?


Mine has been up continuously for over 4 years. �I used some black, UV protected, stretchy rope that I bought with the antenna at a Ham Fest. � The slingshot antenna launcher eventually got it into the trees. �My aim was not good. �"You'll shoot your eye out". �No pulleys etc. �Wrapped a long length of the rope around the tree at each end and I think that might also have some give and take in the wind. �It bounces up and down a lot in high winds. �It does get very windy here and it has stayed up during tropical storms, Nor'easters and thunderstorms. �I am just a few miles from the Amazon Wind Farm so we got wind. �http://www.avangridrenewables.us/amazonwind/


I guess they are now using drones to get antennas into trees? �It should be much more accurate than the slingshot. �Anyway, the antenna off center feed�balun needs some kind of support. �A fiberglass pole or tree. �Let me know if you have other questions.�


73 and Happy Radio!


Bill N4GBK

Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East, powered by Avangrid Renewables at Desert Wind Overview. The Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East (formerly known as the Desert Wind project), a ...


Manufacturer of high performance wire antennas, current-type baluns, line isolators, and wire antenna parts and accessories. Catalog of products, antenna data and ...


From: Rick Butz
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2017 5:23:50 PM
To: N4GBK
Subject: That Windom
�

Hi Bill -

Read your post on 070 and wanted to ask about your Carolina Windom.� I'm HOA restricted here to a vertical, but do have a couple of Oak trees in the back of the house (that opens up to wetlands and a river - no one behind me).� I definitely need some additional antenna, particularly for the lower bands and near distance.� I'm hoping I can do a stealth install that the roof line will block from view. You mentioned that your install is low.� How high is it? Are you installed using trees?� I'm not sure how I get a Windom up in them.� My tree climbing days are over... hi hi!� Trusty sling shot I guess.� If you are using trees, I'd appreciate any suggestions about pulleys and weights and so forth to handle the movement.� TU & 73,

Rick - N7WE



Re: DM49 Expedition

David, K9DWR
 

What bands do you plan on operating?


David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...

On Jul 24, 2017, at 23:39, Bryon nnegrom@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


Okay, everyone that needs DM49, I'm going to be going out to Price and operate for a couple hours. I have N4GBK, KC1BOS, and NU4C that have mentioned they need it. I'll be there around 11a Mountain Time. I think I'll set up my antenna looking NE.

I'm happy to take suggestions. This is going to be a test run. I'll be down here again maybe even in August. I plan on going APE to DM39 at some point.

Message me and stay in touch. Happy to send you my cell phone if you want to try and make sure we meet up.


DM49 Expedition

W7RIV
 

Okay, everyone that needs DM49, I'm going to be going out to Price and operate for a couple hours. I have N4GBK, KC1BOS, and NU4C that have mentioned they need it. I'll be there around 11a Mountain Time. I think I'll set up my antenna looking NE.

I'm happy to take suggestions. This is going to be a test run. I'll be down here again maybe even in August. I plan on going APE  to DM39 at some point.

Message me and stay in touch. Happy to send you my cell phone if you want to try and make sure we meet up.

Bryon, W7RIV


Re: That Windom

Bill Garwood
 

Hi Rick,


My Carolina Windom 160 is about 20 feet off the ground at the short end and 35 feet up on the long end.  The OCF feedline is 22 feet long and it just clears the ground.  The manufacturer recommends 40 feet or higher for this model.  I"m sure it would perform better on 160 and 80 if I could get it up higher but I have lots of QSOs on both of those bands.  See picture of feed.  The Carolina Windom is a trademarked antenna sold by The Radio Works.  http://www.radioworks.com/.


I see on their site that they are shutting down soon.  The owner is getting older and needs to cut back.  I hope someone, somewhere picks up the Carolina Windom line of antennas as everyone I've ever spoken with has nothing but good things to say.  This design has a vertical and a horizontal radiator that seems to make it work better than some other wire antennas.  I know there are folks who swear by their G5RV, Bazooka and all sorts of trap antennas.  I get it.  An 80 meter version may be what you can use?


Mine has been up continuously for over 4 years.  I used some black, UV protected, stretchy rope that I bought with the antenna at a Ham Fest.   The slingshot antenna launcher eventually got it into the trees.  My aim was not good.  "You'll shoot your eye out".  No pulleys etc.  Wrapped a long length of the rope around the tree at each end and I think that might also have some give and take in the wind.  It bounces up and down a lot in high winds.  It does get very windy here and it has stayed up during tropical storms, Nor'easters and thunderstorms.  I am just a few miles from the Amazon Wind Farm so we got wind.  http://www.avangridrenewables.us/amazonwind/


I guess they are now using drones to get antennas into trees?  It should be much more accurate than the slingshot.  Anyway, the antenna off center feed balun needs some kind of support.  A fiberglass pole or tree.  Let me know if you have other questions. 


73 and Happy Radio!


Bill N4GBK

www.avangridrenewables.us
Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East, powered by Avangrid Renewables at Desert Wind Overview. The Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East (formerly known as the Desert Wind project), a ...


www.radioworks.com
Manufacturer of high performance wire antennas, current-type baluns, line isolators, and wire antenna parts and accessories. Catalog of products, antenna data and ...


From: Rick Butz
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2017 5:23:50 PM
To: N4GBK
Subject: That Windom
 

Hi Bill -

Read your post on 070 and wanted to ask about your Carolina Windom.  I'm HOA restricted here to a vertical, but do have a couple of Oak trees in the back of the house (that opens up to wetlands and a river - no one behind me).  I definitely need some additional antenna, particularly for the lower bands and near distance.  I'm hoping I can do a stealth install that the roof line will block from view. You mentioned that your install is low.  How high is it? Are you installed using trees?  I'm not sure how I get a Windom up in them.  My tree climbing days are over... hi hi!  Trusty sling shot I guess.  If you are using trees, I'd appreciate any suggestions about pulleys and weights and so forth to handle the movement.  TU & 73,

Rick - N7WE


Re: 30M

Brian (N2MLP)
 

On 30M

21:39 utc

 

========================

         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

========================

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 4:38 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 30M

 

 

Right now, I'm using my digi mode rig, an FT897, with DM780

 

Randy W4RTT

 


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Bryon nnegrom@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 3:11 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 30M

 

 

Randy

 

What are you using for a Prop net Bot? 

 

Bryon, W7RIV

 

On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 4:58 PM, randy true w4rttrandy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

Anyone going to give 30 a shot tonight?

Is anyone else running a Propnet Bot?

It has a nice feature whereby you can leave it run and see any QSO's that happen while you are away.

 

Randy W4RTT

 

 


Re: 30M

Randy True
 

Right now, I'm using my digi mode rig, an FT897, with DM780


Randy W4RTT



From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Bryon nnegrom@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 3:11 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 30M
 
 

Randy

What are you using for a Prop net Bot? 

Bryon, W7RIV

On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 4:58 PM, randy true w4rttrandy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Anyone going to give 30 a shot tonight?

Is anyone else running a Propnet Bot?

It has a nice feature whereby you can leave it run and see any QSO's that happen while you are away.


Randy W4RTT




Re: 30M

W7RIV
 

Randy

What are you using for a Prop net Bot? 

Bryon, W7RIV

On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 4:58 PM, randy true w4rttrandy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Anyone going to give 30 a shot tonight?

Is anyone else running a Propnet Bot?

It has a nice feature whereby you can leave it run and see any QSO's that happen while you are away.


Randy W4RTT




Re: 366 Endorsement Status

David Blankenburg, AK7DB
 

I'm usually available after 10pm pacific time (05:00 UTC) if anyone needs a contact for their 365/366.Lately I haven't seen much activity then.  If you email me the same day I'll make sure to look for you. email is ak7db at cox dot net.

Dave, AK7DB


Re: Another new 24/7 !

Paul <nu4c@...>
 

WOO HOO Torbjorn. We come to the Branch. Now get some sleep.
73 de Paul 
NU4C


Sent from my Galaxy Tab® A

-------- Original message --------
From: "n7we1980@... [070]" <070@...>
Date: 7/24/17 10:19 (GMT-05:00)
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Another new 24/7 !

 

Last Wednesday 7/19, SA7BXU - Torbjorn, became the 31st member to complete the 24/7 Endorsement. Please join me in congratulating him on this outstanding achievement.  24/7 requires completing a QSO in each of the 168 hour blocks making up the week.  It takes dedication, perseverance, and missing a lot of sleep!


Well done Torbjorn!  And welcome to the Branch with all the other 30 Hoot Owls!  We were each crazy to do it, but it was a Hoot!


Rick - N7WE

070 - #1602


Re: Another new 24/7 !

David, K9DWR
 

Congratulations!

For others that are interested in completing this, the way I did it was picked a few days where I would try to make a couple contacts, one just before the hour and then one just after, then take a nap until the next hour; rinse and repeat. Getting naps in-between worked a lot better than trying to have late-night marathons.


David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...

On Jul 24, 2017, at 09:37, Charles Odom ki4vmk@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


Wow, that would take a lot of coffee. Well done 👍👍
Charles
KI4VMK #2542
On Jul 24, 2017, at 9:32 AM, "'Paula Johnson' @Hamette [070]" <070@...> wrote:


Welcome to the branch of the night-owl tree! Well Done!