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Henry Schleichkorn,RBP in
Chicago, Illinois, USA.
This is the current 2014 QSL card
April 2014: The Hex Beam is up and working. Higher then ever. Look at that tower. It's a 20 foot ladder!!!
This ladder was in my garage for the past 15 years.
Thanks to Lyam N9LVG and Bob K0KVK (fellow Hex Beam owners) for their hard work and determination.
They spent 9 hours on Sunday, taking down the damaged antenna, fixing it,
then preparing the ladder, lifting, erecting and mounting the Hex Beam.
I was on the air that night.
Here is a video my son made of that day, April 6, 2014, erecting the ladder tower: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nub1wabwXnk&list=LLaTOv8DeXxd5CUCNzf-4uyw&feature=mh_lolz&hd=1
Our fierce Chicago winter knocked down my Hex Beam antenna in March 2014.
2009 K9KDE 2012
In June 2013 my ham friend Lyam N9LVG and I installed a new Hex Beam.
Also thanks to Bob K0KVK for his help.