Carl Beck
Bossier City, LA

QCWA # 37392
W5BEK - Carl Beck

(July 2011) I allowed my Advance Class License to expire in1975. My interest in Ham Radio returned in January 2011. I got my General Class in March and my Extra Class on July 16. I'm baaaack.

I live in a community where an Amateur Radio Antenna is a challenge (Not Allowed) so I am cheating. I have a G5RV with the center attached to the peak of the Hip Roof an ends sloping down to the 6 foot wood fence in the back yard. Unless you are looking for it you cannot see it. I read reviews about the Hy-Gain AV-640 Patriot and decided to buy one. I designed a system where using a Rotator mounted horizontally I can have my Vertical laying Horizontal and with the push of a button, raise it to Vertical. I am hoping that since it is not up all the time, maybe no one will complain.

My station is an Elecraft K3 most of the time driving an SPE Expert1K-FA

W5BEK - Carl Beck

W5BEK - Carl Beck

April 03, 2017