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New qth for a week or so.... Could be the best qth ever......




 
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« on: July 18, 2019, 02:51:59 PM »

Out in Platform Hermosa for a week.

Sure wish I could bring the radio!  6 miles to the nearest beach and a 150 foot tower!

I'm going to ask the control operator if I can bring a 100 Watt radio and a screwdriver antenna next time.  The helipad is about 200 foot above sea level, I believe I can be at 150 feet, with the rig as a reflector.  Maybe bring extra coax to change the location over a period of days.

Would be amazing to stretch a dipole out on some type of extenders off the platform!

--Shane
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2019, 12:07:29 AM »

Found my new power source for a big rig!

--Shane
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2019, 12:10:23 AM »

Just what the doctor ordered.

This is measuring one of the 8 turbines on the platform.

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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2019, 09:13:56 AM »

WOW! The possibilities!

Reminds me of "Screaming" Lord Sutch's early European pirate station Radio Sutch https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_City_(pirate_radio_station) located on a Maunsell Sea Fort of the coast of England...



Like these, your location offers an ideal ground with a steel structure standing in salt water plus a 1/4 wave tower to hang a sloper from or possibly shunt feed (I hope you've got lots of pull there).

Even still, a kite supported vertical off the leeward edge would be very effective and out of the way.

Impressive!

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