KH1/KH7Z: Summer Top Band Fun

This will no doubt be my Big Ham Radio Story as far as on air fun goes for the Summer of 2018. Heck – it forced me to get back on 160M (after I swore I was done with it). This MA160V and its “follow on” project to feed it from the 80M switch box at the base of my 80M antenna (60′ Spiderbeam…

KH1/KH7Z Top and Bottom Band Watch

On the left is my 60′ 80M vertical and on the right – an MA160V I was going to slap this Top Band TX antenna up just for a quick new one on 160M with Baker Island, but then decided to maybe keep it up for the very occasional chance I will get to work new one on Top Band. Besides Baker, only Ducie…

Almost Ready for KH1/KH7Z

I put together a “field day style” Top Band antenna today. After making 9BDXCC and my struggles with DXCC on 160M, I almost decided to never bother chasing static again. But Baker and Ducie are two entities I need on 160 and 6M, and because of where we are in the cycle – they are the only game in town as far as generating…

The 2018 Top Band “Two-Fer”

Baker and Ducie are on this year, and they will be chip shots from the West Coast on the Low Bands – which is a rare occurrence. I think I will launch a line back up in my neighbors tree – and use it long enough for these DX-peditions. Turns out – I have both of these entities on 80 – 10M, so only…