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6M EME H-Frame install

The RHR team in the month of June started the process of building the first 6M EME H-frame array on the RHR network. This will be located on a 2300’ in the Catskill Mountains. The H-Frame is from Directive Systems and will have (4) 6EL 6M arrays.

 

Here are a few pictures of the start and more to follow the day of the install.

 

Here is Ray W2RE relaxing after pouring 40 – 80/lb bags of concrete.

 

 

Finished Base in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. Two more sections will be added to accommodate the H-Frame.

 

 

Bobby KC2UPN building the Directive Systems 6 element antennas.

 

W2/Blueberry 40M repair

The RHR team made repairs to a broken Force 12 2EL 40M antenna at the W2/Blueberry site. This antenna sits 12’ above a WARC antenna on 20’ mast, the repair was done @ 80’ on the tower. The rivets holding the element plate to boom became loose which caused the balun pigtails to break.
Here is a video of the problem:

 

 

The 40M and WARC antenna flipped vertically to reach balun on 40M.

 

Balun pigtails broken from the loose rivets on the element plate causing the twisting movement.

 

 

Operating DX from a kitchen table! Instant Pileup!

Just a K3/0-mini plugged directly into any PC! Eliminating the RRC (remoterig) makes this a very flexible solution and portable. The RHR development team worked long hours and days to implement software to discontinue the RRC. As always, we spend a lot of research and development here at RHR to bring the best possible operating experience to our members. More cool stuff on the way! Stay tuned!

 

2017 CQ WPX CW Contest

Nate N4YDU a 2014 and future 2018 WRTC competitor operated the W1/Eastport Maine station from his home in North Carolina. Here is quote from his experience:
“I had the pleasure of a full blown SO2R contest operation through RHR this past weekend and absolutely loved it. I had zero problems and it felt just like home but with better antennas and an amazing QTH. It was absolutely awesome”.

 

Not only did Nate enjoy his experience operating the remote station in Maine but from preliminary results posted on 3830, it looks like a #1 USA finish in the very competitive SO/HP category! Here is Nate’s 3830 post: http://3830scores.com/showrumor.php?arg=B3aWzJgqvqmsR

 

In the Photo is Nate’s operating position from his home in N.C. while participating in the WPX contest using the W1/Eastport, ME station. The radio’s are Elecraft K3/0’s http://www.elecraft.com/K3-Remote/k3_remote.htm and SO2R box (MK2R) in the center to control left and right radio.

 

N4YDU (NR3X) Final score

The W1/Eastport Stacks in Maine that he controlled and operated from North Carolina.

 

 

Station Tour

The RemoteHamRadio Team had a visit from three radio amateurs in late May for a tour of the stations. The RHR office is located in the beautiful village of Pawling, NY and short walk to the Metro North Train station that rides from and into NYC.

 

If your in the area and would like to visit, please give us notice and we will plan some operation time and tour. We hope to see you soon!

 

Here is the group at the W2/Summit NY Location in the Catskill Mountains!

 

L. To R.  Ray W2RE, Adrian KO8SCA, Andy YO3JR, Nicky EI9JF and Lee WW2DX

New RemoteHamRadio and Hudson Valley Towers Headquarters

We are located at 54 East Main St. Pawling, NY.

We are open 9am – 4pm. Please call in advance If you want to schedule an operation.

We encourage hams to come and visit us at the Headquarters and operate some of the best stations in the USA using the RHR technology. We have station(s) setup for operation using the club call NN2DX or HH2AA.

W1/Eastport, Maine

The RHR team spent the later part of 2016 finishing up the build in Eastport. Since its inception in late October 2016, the new stacks are performing better than we anticipated. Here is a few pictures and video of the final product of the first two rotating towers.

 

16EL Tribanders and 3EL 40M on 130 Rotating Tower

7/7/7/7 LFA 6M Antennas on 106’ Rotating tower

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