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Bob Farmer W9BF

CTDXCC Contest Branch Meeting June 16, 2007

Bob hosted a Saturday afternoon gathering of the CTDXCC Contest Branch at his station in Williamson County on June 16, 2007.

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Club members gather around the feedpoint of Bob's K9AY design receiving loop antenna array. Bob wore heavy boots to protect against chiggers.
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One of the towers at the W9BF station has a Moseley two-element 40 meter yagi and a Force 12 C31XR tribander for 20 meters, 15 meters, and 10 meters.
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The feedpoint for the four receive-only loop antennas.
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From left to right: Marv Bloomquist N5AW, Jim George N3BB, Terry Gerdes AB5K, and Jay Sewell W5SL.
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The property is on a cliff above the South San Gabriel River, with a great horizon to the north.
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This 70' tall crankup tower supports a Cushcraft A3WS tribander for 30, 17, and 12 meters, and a Cushcraft A50-5S for six meters.
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Jim George N3BB inspects the base of one of Bob's towers, a large crankup model.
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Bob points out the wireless ISP antennas on the smaller of his two towers. This tower is also shunt-fed as a vertical radiator on 160 meters.
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A large air variable capacitor at the base of the tower is used to tune it for operation on 160 meters.
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Inside the station, Bob describes his collection of radios, amplifiers, and station accessories.
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