YW4M

&

YV4A

SSB-WPX 2001 / 2002 */ 2003 */
2004 / 2005
* / 2006 *

 

CQ-WW-DX (SSB) 2001 / 2002 / 2003 /
2005 / 2006 / 2007

* We were the World-Champions .... :-)

 

 

 
 

The World-Champion-Crew of YW4M (WPX 2002)
  YV5IVB

 
 
 
 
 
The crew of YW4M (WPX 2003)
 
 

 

The crew of YV4A (CQWW 2007)

 
Here a GOOGLE EARTH placemark of our DX-QTH.
     
 

 
     

 
Foreground:
A tower 40 m (130 ft) high with some  Yagis plus a rotary dipole for 3.5 MHz.
Another tower, 40m high with two 4-element Yagis for 7 MHz which can be phased together (8-ele 7 MHz monobander).
   
   
28 MHz  monobander YV5IQJ climbing 20m above the ground on top of the lower 7 MHz-beam of the 8-el stacking.
Tribander
YV5IQJ between the 40m stacked yagis.
observe YV5IQJ still on his tower inspection

YV5AMH, YV5OBU

YV5EED

YV5LMW
 
   

 

A Great Kiskadee occupied one of our towers as breeding-place. (2005)

 

 

A beautiful bird sitting inside a tower.

 
 

Final adjustments on the 7 MHz - yagi
(40 m above the ground)

 

YW4M-Crew 2005

 
The contest-station is located in the Venezuelan Llanos in a rural area , about 2 hours drive away from Caracas.
The pictures were made at the end of the 6-months dry-season, but usually all trees are green :-)

The reason of the distortion of the vertical lines on the PIX is the wide-angle-lens I used to get the most on the picture :-)
Around the antenna-area is a lot of bush with a lot of snakes too. So I preferred to shoot the PIX from nearby ......

The antenna system consists of 6 towers with several beams mounted on each of it (mono-banders). Two of the towers are 40m (130 ft) high, and three are about 25 m (80 ft)  high. Highlights are an 8-element mono-band Yagi for 7 MHz (2 phased 4-el-antennas) and a rotary dipole for 3.5 MHz.
Some wire antennas are fixed between the towers, and for 160m- reception a Beverage antenna just above the ground.

SPECIAL THANKS TO YV5AMH !

And here some pictures of the CQWWDX 2005