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Author Topic: Finally - #300 (!)  (Read 3057 times)
AF3Y
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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2012, 10:44:34 AM »

Thanks again........ now if the 6O would only think about his band selection. He is working hundreds of EU vs dozens(?) of NA/SA. He is on 20 meters now, and it sucks. Should open in another hour or so, and then he will be asleep. This one has been EU, EU and more EU. Hopefully, he is trying to clear them out and have an easier time with NA. Prop is good to AF now, but not on the wrong bands Angry . 73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2012, 12:01:37 PM »

Very impressive! Congrats! Doubt I'll get that high.
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« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2012, 02:52:50 PM »

Congrats Gene!! I knew with your tenacity you would eventually get to 300 Smiley Concerning the 6O, I was hoping for better reports coming from you right coasters so those of us on the left coast could hope for a chance. I'm afraid it's probably not going to happen unless I get real lucky.

John K7KB
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« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2012, 03:14:37 PM »

Congratulations, Gene. That is quite an accomplishment. I am about 70 short of it right now.

Now you can look forward to your upcoming adventure to Heard Island. Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2012, 03:57:05 PM »

Congrats Gene!! I knew with your tenacity you would eventually get to 300 Smiley Concerning the 6O, I was hoping for better reports coming from you right coasters so those of us on the left coast could hope for a chance. I'm afraid it's probably not going to happen unless I get real lucky.

John K7KB

John, Thanks!   I did see a spot this afternoon for the 6O from Washington State!
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AF3Y
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« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2012, 03:59:48 PM »

Congratulations, Gene. That is quite an accomplishment. I am about 70 short of it right now.

Now you can look forward to your upcoming adventure to Heard Island. Smiley

Thanks...... It does get tougher after 200 and progressively tougher.

BTW, NOW who's starting a rumor Huh  I cant go, cause I get seasick. 73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2012, 05:09:03 PM »

So Fun to hear these.  I just figured out how to get 20 more feet in the air on my dipole, so I'm looking forward to 50 more countries this year.  Your 300 gives me something to work toward.
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« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2012, 05:12:11 PM »

Well Done Gene.

It took me 10 years to get to 300.  (I got there last year)
Doing it in 6 years is fantastic!

I thought things would really slow down but I added my next 10 in less than
four months.

Congratulations and I'll see you in the next pile-up.

73 de harry, W6DXO
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« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2012, 05:34:42 PM »

Thanks for the kind words Sam and Harry!
Now, if I can get my next 10 during the next TWELVE months, I would be happy! Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2012, 06:46:28 PM »

Maybe I should put up a bigger or higher 15m beam.

Dan,
Beams are for sissies. Be a real man, use a dipole  Grin

paul
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« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2012, 10:02:05 PM »

Gene, describe your antenna 'farm' which brought you to 300.
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AF3Y
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« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2012, 03:37:24 AM »

Gene, describe your antenna 'farm' which brought you to 300.

Since Dec. of 2010, it has been only a S9 31' tall wire vertical, here at the Florida QTH.

 Prior to that, the antennas at the S.C. QTH were: Hustler 6BTV for 30m, 40m, and 80m; a homebrew delta loop for 17m and a Force 12 C-3SS mini tribander for10m, 15m and 20m (The tribander would also play on 12m with help from my tuner). The tribander was up around 43' or so.

Not really a "farm"...... more of a "garden", but it got the job done. Prior to the 3 antennas, I had a G5RV, and later a Comet CHA-250B vertical which I never did like that well. I got rid of them for the 6BTV pretty early in my DX adventure.

I operated barefoot for the first couple years. Finally added an Ameritron 600w amp and now there is a Tokyo HyPower HL-2.5Kfx in the shack for when I need it. hi

73, de Gene AF3Y 
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