Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
PSA
Member Login

Site Notices
9/17/2020 5:59:48 PM
Posted: 6/5/2017 1:33:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/5/2017 1:35:00 PM EDT by seek2]
Be it radios, antennas, cars, women, or possibly airplanes.

Just a small, non-contest station that recently came to my attention.

Just keep scrolling.

I think my cat is nicer than his.
Link Posted: 6/5/2017 2:00:46 PM EDT
How do you afford something like that?
Link Posted: 6/5/2017 2:30:39 PM EDT
Not a place I would want to be in a thunder storm.
Link Posted: 6/5/2017 2:38:01 PM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Traderjac:
Not a place I would want to be in a thunder storm.
View Quote
I'd be ok, looks well grounded.

K3LR is just down the street from me, gets hit all the time.
Link Posted: 6/5/2017 3:16:02 PM EDT
"It's only a hobby" comes to mind.  

At least a 50k investment to chase DX.
Link Posted: 6/5/2017 3:18:55 PM EDT
I lived in Pensacola when I was a kid

My sister is still there

hurricane county.... hope he has good insurance LOL

surprised he's not extra class

.
Link Posted: 6/5/2017 3:28:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/5/2017 3:30:40 PM EDT by Mach]
have you seen the pics of his wife?

also he sustained a direct lightning strike and had to replace much of his equipment.

I hear him on the air all the time.

He estimates he has spent 5 million on his station
Link Posted: 6/5/2017 3:30:14 PM EDT
That's one hell of a setup!
Link Posted: 6/5/2017 3:33:03 PM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By K9-Bob:
At least a 50k investment to chase DX.
View Quote
Multiply that by about 10.  


If you have enough money, just about anything is possible.   Look at Trump.  
Link Posted: 6/5/2017 4:29:53 PM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By TLF:
That's one hell of a setup!
View Quote
The one that had me chucking is that he has a 4-square array...

for 160M.
Link Posted: 6/5/2017 5:30:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/5/2017 6:06:13 PM EDT by Derek45]
Imagine having that station

DX would be easy

you'd work something rare, and brag to
your friends

.....but they would think & say -" yeah but you got a super station "

it would take all the fun out of it



like the Twilight's zone episode "A Nice Place to Visit"

Attachment Attached File
Link Posted: 6/5/2017 5:42:24 PM EDT
He needs to spend more time with his wife.  
Link Posted: 6/5/2017 6:39:20 PM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By K9-Bob:
He needs to spend more time with his wife.  
View Quote
With a Ferrari as a BDay gift, she will stick around. lol

Someone has to make sure the pool guy gets paid while the OM chases DX
Link Posted: 6/5/2017 6:54:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/5/2017 8:41:10 PM EDT by aa777888-2]
I didn't even have to look at the link to know who you were talking about

Clearly he ascribes to the notion that there is no such thing as overkill!
Link Posted: 6/5/2017 7:21:12 PM EDT
You gotta give it to the guy, he's got his priorities straight 

You'd think a guy with a $5mil ham radio setup would live in some McMansion, but the house looks quite modest and on a dirt road in BFE, Florida.  I kinda wonder if he lives there, or if that is just his personal clubhouse.

To be completely honest, I'd trade the McMansion for that setup any day of the week.  He can even keep the babe and the Ferrari!

(disclaimer: I neither have nor have access to a McMansion )
Link Posted: 6/5/2017 8:20:04 PM EDT
Holeee shiiitttt
Link Posted: 6/5/2017 8:47:01 PM EDT
Hey he is that guy that can pick up my barefoof ft817 on SSB
Link Posted: 6/5/2017 10:13:13 PM EDT
Nice setup and Very nice icing on the cake at the bottom of the page...  

Prosise
Link Posted: 6/5/2017 10:26:17 PM EDT
A man with many passions and the means to pursue them.  Good for him.
Link Posted: 6/5/2017 10:33:25 PM EDT
Some of the locals here talk to him a bit .  He has been a lucky man .
Link Posted: 6/5/2017 11:55:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/6/2017 12:00:22 AM EDT
So this is like the HAARP but in Florida
Link Posted: 6/6/2017 1:35:34 AM EDT
Oddly enough, that is EXACTLY what I DON'T want.
Link Posted: 6/6/2017 1:47:26 AM EDT
Apparently I need to re-evaluate my lottery goals.
Link Posted: 6/6/2017 8:32:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/6/2017 8:36:41 AM EDT by dreiwhit]
Wow!  All I can say is Wow!

From the end of his qrz page, it looks like he may have been a professional photographer.  That may explain some of his spending money.  I used to work with a fella who did professional photography on the weekends.  He would make $8,000 for a couple of hours work taking and selling little league baseball pictures!
Link Posted: 6/6/2017 8:33:14 AM EDT
Meh...  


J/K.  love the detail in the installation...
Link Posted: 6/6/2017 9:28:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/6/2017 9:32:26 AM EDT by Frank_B]
Heck, I had a tribander on a 35' tower, an 80/40 inverted vee, kilowatt amp and a TS-520 with an auxiliary VFO. Working DX and contesting were so easy they were becoming boring. I realized I had had more fun with my crystal controlled 5 Watt Novice transmitter and ARC 5 receiver. I was spending less and less time on the air and more and more time with my horse.

After I had divorced and remarried, I put up a W3DZZ 5-band trap dipole, added a manual antenna tuner after the TS-520 and found ham radio to be fun again. That was over 30 years ago, and it's been that way ever since.

Different strokes for different folks.

Now about that Ferrari and biplane...
Link Posted: 6/6/2017 9:37:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/6/2017 6:15:38 PM EDT by India303]
I'll stick to my maybe 100 watt 991 and Buddipole.  I'll spend the rest of my money on......

ETA:  Spoke too soon.  I scrolled the rest of the way.  Shit!  Yes and my wife is nearly as hot.  No Ferrari's though.

Link Posted: 6/19/2017 12:18:03 PM EDT
Well, if you have nothing else to spend it on...
A bit of overkill?
Link Posted: 6/19/2017 1:36:52 PM EDT
I did scroll down.  And I have to wonder why he's spending so much time playing radio.


Originally Posted By seek2:
Be it radios, antennas, cars, women, or possibly airplanes.

Just a small, non-contest station that recently came to my attention.

Just keep scrolling.

I think my cat is nicer than his.
View Quote
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 6:00:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By seek2:
Be it radios, antennas, cars, women, or possibly airplanes.

Just a small, non-contest station that recently came to my attention.

Just keep scrolling.

I think my cat is nicer than his.
View Quote



Nice setup. Looks like he really enjoys building antennas and loves this hobby.
One of my buddies has a similar, huge antenna farm near his QTH and he owns a contest station in one of the Caribbean islands.
He is very rich but he never lost passion for ham radio. One thing we both agree on is that money won't make you happy. Happiness comes from within.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 12:00:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/21/2017 12:00:40 AM EDT by TheOtherDave]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Mach:
have you seen the pics of his wife?

also he sustained a direct lightning strike and had to replace much of his equipment.

I hear him on the air all the time.

He estimates he has spent 5 million on his station
View Quote
All I see is a lot of scrap aluminum when he croaks and the wife sells the place.
Top Top