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frank custureri
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KI4NUU Ham Since 2006
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dx,local repeator group
skype name: custureri1

ICOM 7000 AMERITRON ATR-20 TUNER AMERITRON ALS-600 amplifier,40m long dipole, vertical.

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physician,boating,motorcycle,flying,raising three teenagers.

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KI4NUU Uploaded a Picture - 10/15/2010 6:56:34 PM

icom 7000 and bencher paddle
icom 7000 and bencher paddle

KI4NUU Updated Profile - 8/25/2010 6:59:44 PM

KI4NUU's Blog Post - 8/23/2010 7:13:59 PM

technology advancement

When I was in college at univ. of fl. in 1971 I carried a slide rule with me(anyone remember those?),today I just bought my 16 yr old daughter a TI graphing calculator for $129 that does everything but the kitchen sink,I wonder what our grandkids will experience as they get older?Although I participate in echolink and psk-31 and rtty I still have as my first passion good plain old conversations on ham radio phone bands.Even flying single engine planes has changed so much from the old "steam gauges(aneroid and vacuum and electric powered dials)" to the all glass cockpit I am training on now(2 large tv like monitors),will our grandkids be usiong anti-matter powered space vehicles(hi hi),73, frank
Comment from YC1BJX 8/24/2010 6:59:44 AM
Hi.Frank glad to see you too,thanks for visiting to my blog.
I think the rather good propagation on 15m,especially about at 7 UTC until 10.
I hope to QSO with you on the band.

Tnx Best 73-Adi-YC1BJX

*sorry my english is not good

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KI4NUU is Connected to the following - 8/22/2010 6:22:30 PM

KI4NUU is Connected to the following - 8/22/2010 5:25:41 PM

KI4NUU's Blog Post - 8/22/2010 5:25:41 PM

height of dipole

I always thought I would have to go to the expense of having to get expensive masts to put my 135 foot dipole up hight to get decent contacts,but suprisingly I tried only 10 feet high,one end tied to a bamboo shoot at front of house and the other to a fiberglass mast I bought.I have been receiving good contacts as far as moscow from my qth in southeast florida.When the ground is wet from rain or a windy day I seem to be getting around 2 more s units.Interested in others with low antennae experiences.
Comment from K9KUZ 8/22/2010 5:50:05 PM
Several years ago, I ran a 20 meter dipole 10 feet off the water on Bora Bora. It worked surprisingly well with a tuner on both 20 and 10.(ssb only)

Comment from KI4NUU 8/22/2010 6:22:30 PM
water is such a great medium, wish I lived on the ocean,would probably get much more distant contacts,would love to get into china or japan from florida.

Comment from K9KUZ 8/23/2010 8:43:32 AM
Frank, from your pix it looks like you might be in a area that frowns on antennas. If so, I would suggest a ground mounted vertical for 10-15-20 meters (with a buried wire ground plane). The JA's and BY's will be on these bands in the late afternoon here thru the night (sometimes). Pending band conditions of course. IF antennas are allowed, you would be surprised how a tri-band yagi would perform mounted on a 5' tri-pod on your roof. Nice family in the pix on, we've got 3 boys with their tickets plus 1 grandson: KE9OD, N9IHD, KA9NAP, KC9CIT; but my job is not done, 3 more kids to go plus 9 grandkids.

Comment from KI4NUU 8/23/2010 6:48:58 PM
thanks jim for your comments,thank goodness I am in unincorporated county area and would like to get a steppir eventually,not sure it that wouod be the best and what height to place it.We have a all metal roof and when I put the dipole above it I get lots of qrn(weird but it does).maybe it bounces off the roof,I don't know.I wish I could get my 3 teenagers to get their ticket,I'll work with the yl on the younger 2 grandkids.Saw your great condition corvette,my son and I restored a 1977 vette but did not do a great job,73,frank

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KI4NUU Uploaded a Picture - 8/22/2010 6:26:57 AM

vertical for 2m and 70cm
vertical for 2m and 70cm

KI4NUU Uploaded a Picture - 8/22/2010 6:21:40 AM

135 foot dipole attached to top of mfj fiberglass mast -great dx europe
135 foot dipole attached to top of mfj fiberglass mast -great dx europe

KI4NUU Uploaded a Picture - 8/22/2010 6:19:28 AM

vertical for 2m and 70 cm
vertical for 2m and 70 cm

KI4NUU Uploaded a Picture - 8/22/2010 6:14:43 AM

ham shack
ham shack

KI4NUU Uploaded a Picture - 8/22/2010 6:13:52 AM

later on
later on

KI4NUU Uploaded a Picture - 8/22/2010 6:10:24 AM

early beginning
early beginning

KI4NUU Joined My Ham Shack - 8/22/2010 5:47:41 AM

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