JSCARC scores a shiny new Yagi antenna

3:30pm was a nice hot 95 deg day to visit superham Bryon, W5FH at his QTH in Alvin. Bryon had an incredibly great condition TH7DX 20/15/10m triband 7 element yagi for sale, and we luckily snagged it to replace our tired HF yagis ontop W5RRR 80′ tower. Bryon’s shack was easy to spot, since he has two monster 100′ towers with an impressive array of HF /VHF/UHF antennas. Incredibly, Bryon had installed and mounted the antennas by himself! Please checkout his impressive photos at https://www.qrz.com/db/W5FH. Guarding his property and shack were Rosco (Beagle/Border Collie mix)and Charlie, rescued from the street. They greet us with southern hospitality and spiritually assisted us load up Keith’s truck. Huge thanks to Bryon for the antenna and warm welcome to his property. He’s hinted he might have a 12 element VHF yagi that might be donated to the club! Before this year ends, we’ll finalize a plan and team to get this huge antenna re-assembled and installed on top of our tower. In the meantime, we’ll have it safely stored in our outside fenced storage yard with our other antennas/tower sections

Sky cranes at W5FH’s QTH
KG5HOK packing the treasure
N9RCS carries two huge element pieces
Our new friend, Byron, W5FH
Bob, Keith, Bryon
Charlie and Rosco investigating W5OC’s leg
Bob finishes up loading Keith’s truck
Example photo of what TH7DX looks like when assembled

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