Located 25 miles NW of Austin, Texas
Home of the 2m/220/440 Ugly Duck Dipoles
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Radio cart at the W5SDC shack








HotSpot at the shack running Pi-Star v4.1.4 on a Raspberry Pi 3. Used mostly as a YSF to DMR gateway.
Connection to a rooftop antenna gives it's 75mW transmit power good coverage around the neighborhood.


Previous antenna array that was wrecked by a winter storm blast on Feb 1, 2011. The top North guy wire snapped during a wind gust.




Bob Ripley, W5EMC designed the co-phase harness for the stacked pair of M2 6m loops. 34 states plus Canada, Cuba, & Mexico before the wreck.