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: A Comedy of Errors (my 160M chase . . . Just worked them! )

This is the final circuit – that switches the vertical and the ground radials to the MA160V or the 75/80M vertical. I got up at 2 AM for the second day in a row – and they said “QSY 80M”. Yesterday they had already done this – today – just as I started calling they QSY’ed. Last week the MA160V sat on saw horses…

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…

The KY6R Top Band “KH1 Special”

Within a week, the West Coast, and all of OC-Asia and South America will get the rare treat of a Top 10 Rare Mega DX-pedition during the summer. While the timing isn’t great for all places and while we are pretty much in the few years at the bottom of the cycle, it is very possible for the West Coast to work KH1/KH7Z on…