My brother's new tower and SteppIR beam
andre.kesteloot at verizon.net
Sun Oct 14 20:55:40 CDT 2007
Such a remote set-up could be quite interesting indeed.
I have felt --for a long time now-- that we ought to think of older
hams who, when they eventually move to retirement homes, no longer have
access to antennas etc.
A remote system, allowing only vetted persons (i.e., OK hams, not
fools), to operate from their new QTH, would be such a nice gift for
those old hams.
A small monthly access fee could cover running cost, electricity bills,
hardware repair etc (such as replacements for the 811's...)
Steve Floyd, WB4YHD, demonstrated a very simple set up, one afternoon at
His HF rig was on stand-by at his QTH; he used his laptop here in Vienna
VA to lob on via some Wi-Fi link that happened to be available in teh
Vienna area, and very soon, speaking in the built-in mike and
loudspeakers of his laptop, he was making QSOs on HF. Great demonstration
Of course, we would still have to solve the problems of
- VSWR when changing frequencies,
- orientation of the beam
Mike O'Dell wrote:
> Ardmore, Oklahoma. almost exactly
> the mid-point of I-35 between
> Dallas and Oklahoma City
> he'd love to have guests.
> maybe i can talk him into putting up one of those
> internet gateway things for remote operation.
> he has a new Yeasu 2000. very nice indeed with the
> data management goober. and he's got an Ameritron
> linear with 4 811As, so he oughta be able to boil
> the air really good.
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