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w2re @ G8CYK -
2017-03-29T20-46-52Z - 7133kHz
Extreme Radio Alert!
Ray Higgins (w2re) and his remote station in
Maine is one of the legends of N Atlantic HF. In his own words:
"I only operate remote from some of the best
QTH's in the USA and the Caribbean using proprietary software
from a web browser. The only time I'm physically at the
transmitter site is to do upgrades or repairs."
Ray's QRZ page
explains, but in a nutshell, Ray is living the ham dream, and
has a series of stations that are the envy of the
There are some really excellent shots
of the Antenna farms, including drone fly bys. Not for
those who don't like heights.... watch this full screen...
VOACAP Online shows the specific route forecast
conditions.... for an average station...
And this is the plot when using the power and awesome antenna setup of this
remarkable station. VOA doesn't accommodate 4/4/4, so 8ele will have to
do. But you get the idea! The difference is "substantial".
Also featured in this session are..
g4obb, iz4wnq, g0bkd, k1owz, z33z, [s0fka], and many more...
Another day commanding the heights of 20m from
Maine for Ray and his fabulous remote towers - he operates
from his office in NYC (and anywhere else he can plug in a
laptop). (Please note all contacts can be heard from both
ends due to the nature of HF)
Ray his given many European
amateurs their first tastes of transatlantic DX - even under the
most testing conditions.