Presentation on theme: "Bill O’Mara W4RM Jack O’Mara W4NF"— Presentation transcript:
1 Bill O’Mara W4RM Jack O’Mara W4NF W4RM M2 StationBill O’Mara W4RMJack O’Mara W4NF
2 Overview W4RM Station (Tower and Stations) Planed Future Station EnhancementsLast Years Contest ResultsContest Operating Plans
3 W4RM Station Location and Tower The W4RM M2 Station is built on 10 acres in Nokesville, Va. (35 Miles SW of DC) and 1 air mile north Quantico Marine base on the west side of I95.Currently, the Station has a single 110ft Rohn 55G tower using Phillystrain guy wires located 500ft from the house.Antennas and placement:125 ft 7ele 6M Force12 Beam119ft 70ft 80M Force12 rotatable dipole with relay switching for CW and SSB112ft 3ele 40M (MAG340N) Force12 Beam104ft C31XR Tribander on a 1032D Tic-Ring rotor72ft C31XR Tribander on a 1022D Tic-Ring Rotor40ft C31XR Tribander fix mounted on EU
5 W4RM Station Tower and antennas The C31XRs are connect to an Array Solutions Stack Match for stacking controlSecond Feed Line Option allows split of stackAll Antennas are feed at the bottom of the tower into an Array Solutions Six Pack antenna controller160M antenna is a single wire inverted L (80ft vertical) with 32 ground radials and 6000ft of wire160M receive: A single 580ft NE beverageTop rotor is an M2 Orion RC-2800PThe tower is connect to the shack by ft 7/8” hardline runs and one ½” 500 ft hardline run
10 W4RM StationsThe M2 Shack is designed with Two Run stations, One Multiplier Station, one Master computer stationThe two run stations are identical and consist of the following equipmentYaesu FT-1000MPAlpha 99 AmplifierPentium Computer running WritelogSix Pack antenna controllerMFJ-434 DVKTop Ten Band DecoderDunestar 600 Band Pass Filter2 CW paddles (right and left side)LogiKey KeyerHeil Proset
11 W4RM Stations The Mulipler station consists of the following equipment Yaesu FT-920Alpha 374A AmplifierPentium Computer running WritelogSingle ½” hardline run to crank-up tower (AB 577) with Force12 C4ETop Ten Band DecoderICE Band Pass FilterCW paddle, Heil ProsetThe Master Computer is feed by a Comcast highspeed cable modem, router and 8 port switchThis master computer runs VE7CC and connects to K4JA packcluster, filters and feeds all three stationsThis Master Computer also runs Writelog and acts as the master control point for monitoring band conditions for band changes and monitoring for new multipliers
18 Planed Future Station Enhancements Add third ring rotor to 40ft C31XRAdd Second tower (Spring/Summer 2005)100ft RohnOn Mast - WARC-7 (12,17,30M) Force12 Beam 115ftTwo Stack of 15M OWA 6ele 36 foot boom and 67ft fixed on EUAdd second and third 160M Inverted L’s to the Triangular array (first one complete)Add 4 four additional 580ft beverages and switchingShack ChangesChange out 17” monitors with 19” flat panel monitors mounted on adjustable armsAdd roofing filters to FT-1000MP’s
19 Last Years Contest Results First full year of contest operation from W4RMOperated:Four M2(CQWW SSB, ARRL RTTY RU, ARRL DX CW, ARRL DX SSB)One Multi Op (Nov SS CW)One SOA, W4NF (Nov SS SSB)W4RM – OperatorsW4NF, W4RM, K5OF, K1SE, K4VV, AC5RR, W7IY, K5VG, W4DC, WA4TK, KA4RRU, W4DAV, KE4BUS, N8CIA, KG4HTLBold Calls are new PVRC Members
20 Last Years Contest Results So, how did we do?All contests combined from Oct 2003 to May 2004 we work over 17,000 QSO !!!!Worked 5 Band DXCCFive band worked all ContinentsWorked 90 Countries on 160MWorked WAS on CWWorked WAS on SSBAnd had a lot of FUN!!!!!
21 Last Years Contest Results W4RM for Contest SeasonContest Class Place Standing/logs submitted ScoreCQ WW SSB M th NA M Top Five in NAK4JA, N3RS, K1KI, N2NT, W4RMARRL CW SS M th NA, 1st VA, 1st Roanoke 87/ KOnly contest outside of the top tenARRL SSB SS U th NA, 1st VA, 1st Roanoke / KTop Five in NAKP2A, K6LL, K7RL, W4RM244,800 Points Qs and 80 Sections
22 Last Years Contest Results W4RM for Contest SeasonContest Class Place Standing/logs submitted ScoreARRL RU MS nd NA, 1st VA, 1st Roanoke 5/ K (New Div Roanoke record)Top Five in ContestKI1G, AA5AU, K9NS,W1ZT, W4RMARRL DX CW M th NA / MTop Ten in NAK4JA, K1KI, N3RS, K8AZ, N4RV, W4RMARRL DX SSB M rd NA / MTop Five in NAK4JA, N3RS, W4RM
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