Welcome to the W0QL remote station journal. The station is located on the Colorado plains about 35 miles east of Denver, controlled over the Internet, and powered exclusively by solar panels. Begun in 2016, in this picture, from the left, is a 60 foot tower with a Hygain 203BA 20 meter yagi. The tower is also used as the driven element for a 160 meter vertical yagi. Next is the equipment shed which has the Internet dish on the roof and a dipole for 12 meters on the right end. To the right is the vertical which is the director for the 160 meter yagi. Then comes a DX Engineering 43 foot vertical which has a MFJ 998RT tuner at it’s base. In the foreground is a 30 foot tower with a Cushcraft A3S triband beam for 17, 15, and 10 meters. The yagi on top is a Cushcraft 505S 5-element 6 meter beam. Both towers tilt over for maintenance and additions. The dark-red posts are gyn poles to help lower the towers.

Inside, above my head is a Victron 3000 watt 24 volt to 230 volt inverter for the linear amplifier. Two Yeasu rotor controllers make the yagi’s turn. On the counter are the linear amplifier and a Flexradio transceiver, the heart of the whole station. On the right hand side are all the solar controllers and Internet equipment. The LifePO4 batteries are on the floor.

Now let’s get going, with the most recent post beginning below.


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