Troop 306 JOTA K9W

   With the help of Steve N9UIB we were able to operate with 2 G5RV antennas.    We had one station running psk and jt65 and another station running ssb.  The digital station was provided by KD9BIX and it is an Icom 7200 with a ldg auto tuner and connected to a G5RV inverted V antenna.   The Antenna was provided by Wayne KE9P.  The Coax was provided by Tom…

Raising of KD9BIX’s G5RV antenna

Chris-KD9BIX and Steve-N9UIB installed a G5RV and a pole to hang the antenna off of it. The weather was cool and the installation took about two hours. The installation probably would would have went a little faster, but Chris keep setting things down and not remembering where it was !! (Sorry Chris ). We also had Chris’s daughter that helped us and made things pretty fun and kept us laughing.…

Antenna Rotor reinstall

Steve N9UIB, Jacob N9MAN and Alex KD9EJS were able to install a new antenna rotor on an exisitng antenna system to replace one that had froze up for Eric N9KDB. The install took about an hour and a half and was a very hot experence.   No amateurs were actually injured during this exercise.                                                    

WD9BSA Antenna Installation

Tom N9CXI organized an antenna installation. Using a floating system we raised the Carolina windom antenna. On each end sand filled weights are pulling on the arms keeping them snug but allowing them to move with wind or tree grown. An arbor sling was put up at the feed line and at the end of each arm in this system engineered by Tom. The weights on connected to a cable…

WD9BSA Test session

Brian KB9BVN, Steve N9UIB, Andrew N9AWM, Wayne AC9HP and many others participated with the WD9BSA Test session on Saturday August 8th. Had 7 people test and 5 people pass the test. 6 New hams Congratulations guys New Hams Mike Nelson – KD9EJO Darren Klem – KD9EJP Chris Jackson – KD9EDQ Matt Weidig – KD9EJR Alex Michael – KD9EJS The WD8BSA tests under the Laural group. Tests are free and we…

40 Meter inverted V dipole installation for KC9RBU

Steve KC9RBU recently moved from Terre Haute to the Indianapolis area on the south side. Brian KB9BVN offered to help setup Steve’s new antenna and recruited the help from two other Indiana elmers, Steve N9UIB and Andrew N9AWM. The Indiana Elmers helped launch the inverted V installed at about 50-60 feet in the backyard of KC9RBU. Welcome to central Indiana Steve and hope you enjoy your antenna! Building friendships and…

Danville Chuck

Assisting Chuck KD9DHT has been an ongoing project. Chuck started with a nice setup from N9IMU that included a TS50 and a vertical antenna. After the vertical was setup Chuck knew he wanted a better antenna so he consulted and went with the windom antenna.  88 feet on side and 44 on the other leg. After getting all the parts together and rope from Cal AB9D, Chuck was ready to…