Our December meeting took us to Hempstead, TX where we had the opportunity to tour the multi-op contest station of NR5M. Pictures provided by John W0JT.
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One of the crank-up towers with an EME antenna array.
A view of just a few of the antenna towers, each having multiple stacked arrays.
Four positions at the multi-op site, each with its own radio and computer screen.
Imagine being responsible for keeping all of those antennas pointed in the right directions.
This operating positions has multiple radios and an incredible number of rotator controls
Just a few of the legal limit power amplifiers located on the top shelf.
The “main aisle” of operating positions has stations to both the left and the right.
Overhead tracks are used to route the cables to their final destination.